Policy Watch

Education’s always changing, and it can be hard to keep track. Policy Watch is the easy way to make sure you stay up to date with the latest developments.

Keep up with what’s happening in education policy

Policy Watch is our regular policy update service, covering national and international developments in the world of education. We try to keep things simple, sharing the latest news and information with you through weekly updates, monthly summaries, papers and events.

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About Steve

As head of UK education policy at Pearson, Steve’s been running the Policy Watch service for almost 20 years. He’ll keep you informed on all things education, along with the rest of his subscribers – there were more than 10,000 at the last count!

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  • Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2019

    It’s been a month which has seen the exam season start to draw to a close, the Prime Minister move to strengthen her legacy with announcements on mental health and funding, and the Tory leadership hopefuls spray promises around on education spending. In other news, the DfE has outlined initial funding plans for T levels, completed a first stage consultation on qualifications up to Level 3, published guidance on Relationships Education and issued an updated departmental plan. Elsewhere the Festival and Conference season has been in full swing where issues of funding, school assessment, post-18 education and future learning, have been among the topics discussed.

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