The latest Skills Plan remains important as this agenda shows.read more
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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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One week on from the referendum result, how are things shaping up for education?read more
The government’s latest education White Paper published last week is riddled with things it’s hoping to implement in the coming months; what’s less clear is by when.read more
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.read more
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