Highlights of the week ending 17 June

The Times Education Commission published its final report, calling for an education reset. The report entitled Bringing out the best: How to transform education and unleash the potential of every child, makes a number of recommendations for change across the education system, from early years through to university. Its recommendation for a British Baccalaureate at 18 and fewer exams at 16 is the latest contribution to the ongoing debate as to whether the current system of assessment is fit for purpose. However, the government is clear that it is not considering changes, having reformed exams under Michael Gove.