It’s been a month which has seen the Office for Students formally take its place in the HE landscape, a wave of critical reports greet the apprenticeship levy’s first birthday, the Education Committee announce important new inquiries on funding and SEND, Ofqual publish its latest annual survey on views of qualifications, and NFER tasked with developing the new reception baseline assessment tool.read more
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Four reports, two Parliamentary debates, one briefing analysis, and a number of blogs head the news this week and all pitched around a common theme: fitness or otherwise for the future. Ensuring the country is fit for the future is one of the straplines of government policy but when it comes to education, this week’s offerings suggest we have some way to go.read more
A week of surveys, reports and inquiries. The latest week in education summarised here.read more
One new strategy, two important reports and three consultations. The latest week in education summarised here.read more
No policy briefing last week so plenty of education action to catch up on from over the last two weeks.read more