Some important reports, more academy issues and a great idea that started in a pub.read more
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Pocket Watch examines the recent report from the House of Lords on the vexed question of school-work transition for young people and suggests more activity is to come.read more
A lot still on academisation this week but also an important report on graduate earnings and social mobility and Prince William admits a weakness at maths.read more
According to Ipsos Mori in its latest poll, education has risen to number five in the top ten of voter concerns, behind the EU but ahead of housing and a couple of places up on where it hovered for most of last year, including during the general election campaign.read more
If the media coverage of the two big teachers’ conferences over the Easter weekend is anything to go by, four key issues are at the top of the profession’s concerns at the moment: academies; testing; Ofsted; and the Prevent Strategy.read more