As we reach the end of term the government and its agencies have been busy pushing out announcements, reports, and guides. One such item was funding for maths and English catch up for programmes identified by the Education Endowment Foundation. Friday saw a slew of skills related pieces, including the announcement of the nine new Institutes of Technology and over 100 short courses to help people retrain or upskill. Student finance will be available, marking the next steps on the development of the lifelong loan entitlement.
Ofsted published its findings on how the pandemic continues to impact on children and students’ learning and personal development. Many schools were found to be helping pupils catch up, whereas in further education the pandemic continues to cause disruption.
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