Schools and colleges offering technical training are set to receive a £114 million funding boost, the Education Secretary has announced.

Damian Hinds said around £66 million will be split between 32 schools and 21 colleges with the task of “sharing their expertise” to help improve English and maths results at other centres.

A further £10 million will be invested to improve training on behaviour for teachers, update Government guidance on behaviour and support the best schools to share their knowledge.

Mr Hinds also announced that £38 million would be spent on cutting-edge equipment and facilities for colleges offering the new T-level qualifications.

It has also been revealed that the Department for Education will be convening a meeting of the Premier League, England Netball and the Rugby Football Union to form a plan to encourage schools to offer more competitive sport.

Mr Hinds said: “Look at what has been achieved in education since 2010 – back in the world top 10 for primary school reading, with reformed curriculum and qualifications, thousands of schools given freedom as an academy, 1.9 million more children in good or outstanding schools.

“This is a record to be proud of, but it’s not yet enough to be satisfied with. Our ambition is simply said but truly stretching: a world class education for everyone, whatever path you take, whatever your background.

“We will not rest until results in all parts of our country are as good as they are now in the best, opportunity is equally available to all of our society and all routes, whether academic or technical, are of equal standing.”

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said Mr Hinds had “buried his head in the sand” rather than listen to parents, pupils and teachers.

Ms Rayner said: “He once said that education was a ‘special case’ for new investment, yet today’s recycled announcements contained no new funding for schools and did nothing to reverse the damage done by years of Tory austerity.

“In a desperate attempt to spin their way out of a crisis of their own making, ministers have once again been reduced to repeating utterly discredited statistics in the face of independent advice.

“If they really want excellence in maths, they could start by making sure their own numbers add up.

“Their funding for T-levels is a drop in the ocean compared to the cuts that colleges have faced, and their boasts about school sports stand in stark contrast to their broken promise to protect the healthy pupils fund, which has now been cut by three-quarters.”