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
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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
Back to work for most this week and with it the traditional potpourri of forecasts, predictions and wish-lists for the coming 12 months.read more
The start of a new year, and as usual there’s been plenty of reflection on what it might bring for the world of education.read more