UK education moved into the second month of the new year facing 3 familiar but substantive issues in the shape of: educational opportunity; skills training; and school systems.read more
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A lot of numbers have been flying around this week, largely it has to be said around skills training and funding. In no particular order, these are some of the key ones to note.read more
One month into a new year and the new agenda is well underway, taking in: school performance, the EBacc, apprenticeship volumes, HE reform, safeguarding and life skills. It’s all here.read more
Some weeks it’s difficult to know where to start, there’s just so much going on. This last week has been a case in point but arguably four headline themes stand out: standards and performance; management of the school system; community cohesion; and technology.read more
Given that it was described by one commentator at least as “perhaps the best speech of his leadership” and that it included a lot on education, the Prime Minister’s speech at the start of the week seems the obvious starting point for this week’s summary.read more