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A month increasingly dominated by election manoeuvres as all the major parties release their manifestos and head out on the campaign and media trail. Education and skills has featured prominently in the campaign so far with early years’ provision, school funding, support for teachers, skills training and lifelong learning all the subject of big headline pledges. Away from the election, employers, colleges, independent and girls schools have all held important conferences while important reports have been published on mental health, the College of the Future, adult learning and levels of adult numeracy.read more