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A month heralding a new year, a new term and according to the Prime Minister, a new sovereign era. For education, a number of important reports have been published including the latest Annual Report from Ofsted but also others on such topics as languages, teachers’ pay, the apprenticeship levy, social mobility, university access and migration policy. Creative arts, school exclusions, soft skills, and research have all been the subject of social media debate this month while the annual gatherings at BETT and Davos respectively have seen Ministers and delegates alike getting to grips with technology, skills and global challenges.read more