In a week marked by government spending, we saw the announcement of an increase in the Covid Recovery Premium. Data was also released showing take up of the National Tutoring Programme. The data highlights regional differences in terms of take up. Youth charity Impetus said the data does not yet show whether the NTP is reaching those who need it most.
The Unit for Future Skills published its first data release looking at Labour market and skills demand over the next 15-20 years. Alex Burghart also set out the Unit’s priorities, covering the next six months. DfE, along with the Skills and Productivity Board, also published a series of reports on the skills landscape and labour market in the UK, and therefore concluding the Board’s work.
And finally, Thursday saw the announcement of silver, bronze, and certificate winners as part of the 2022 Pearson National Teaching Awards. Schools Minister, Robin Walker was amongst those presenting awards. To support teacher development, the Minister announced that National Professional Qualifications will continue to be free for the next two academic years.
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