The government moved to tick off more of its education agenda this month with announcements on mental health and counselling in schools, conversions to Academy status for Sixth Form Colleges and greater transparency in recruitment practices in HE.
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The government moved to tick off more of its education agenda this month with announcements on mental health and counselling in schools, conversions to Academy status for Sixth Form Colleges and greater transparency in recruitment practices in HE.read more
In theory a quieter week for education with many on half-term, MPs away and the PM on duty in Europe but there’s been plenty to talk about with two notable themes emerging, one on testing and exams and the other on the welfare of young people. Many people see the two as interrelated – the relentless pressure of testing leading to concerns about the impact on young people.read more
MPs headed off early this week for the half term break with some big education reports ringing in their ears.read more
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
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