Policy Watch

Education’s always changing, and it can be hard to keep track. Policy Watch is the easy way to make sure you stay up to date with the latest developments.

Keep up with what’s happening in education policy

Policy Watch is our regular policy update service, covering national and international developments in the world of education. We try to keep things simple, sharing the latest news and information with you through weekly updates, monthly summaries, papers and events.

You can access the Policy Watch service through Steve's Twitter feed @SteveBesley or by signing up for email updates.

About Steve

As head of UK education policy at Pearson, Steve’s been running the Policy Watch service for almost 20 years. He’ll keep you informed on all things education, along with the rest of his subscribers – there were more than 10,000 at the last count!

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  • Pocket Watch: Budget 2016. The education bits

    With his talk of ‘turbulence,’ ‘strong headwinds’ and ‘gathering storm clouds,’ it seemed as if the Chancellor was delivering the weather forecast rather than the latest economic details when he stood up to announce his latest Budget details this week.

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  • Policy Eye – week ending March 18 2016

    National Apprenticeship Week, the latest Budget, a new Education White Paper, a new Strategy Paper for the DfE, a cupboard full of reports and speeches… it’s been some week for education, leaving many relieved perhaps that the Easter break falls early this year allowing some time to take stock.

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  • Policy Eye – week ending March 11 2016

    Perhaps the most useful bit of information this week for those who like to keep up with what’s going on in education at least, is that the Queen’s Speech, far from being postponed, will take place on Wednesday May 18.

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