Apprentices and apprenticeships have rightly taken centre stage this week as part of this year’s annual National Apprenticeship Week but there’s been plenty of other things going on as well.read more
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A month which has seen a landmark funding review launched, a new regulatory system for higher education outlined, times table checks for Year 9s confirmed, worries about a slowdown in apprenticeship starts and teacher recruitment rumble on, and a torrent of reports unleashed. And it’s been a short month.read more
Baseline assessment, Functional Skills, the Advanced Maths Premium, HE regulation; they may not sound gripping but they are all essential cogs in the education system and all have been in the news this week.read more
Welcome to Policy Eye, a weekly service from Policy Watch offering a regular round up of UK education headlines and stories from over the previous seven days.read more
This week’s headlines include a batch of concluding consultations, some intriguing announcements and a quiver of anticipation. It may have been half-term for many, including Parliament, but there’s plenty to report.read more