It’s been another hectic National Apprenticeship Week, overshadowed a little perhaps by the Budget announcements midweek but with plenty to take in all the same. Here are 6 headline messages that have come out of the week.
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It’s been another hectic National Apprenticeship Week, overshadowed a little perhaps by the Budget announcements midweek but with plenty to take in all the same. Here are 6 headline messages that have come out of the week.read more
The EU Referendum has begun to make its presence felt, with the Education Secretary making clear her position at the start of each of her set piece speeches this week.read more
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