Highlights of the week ending 21 October

Policy Watch returns after a summer break, and against a continuing backdrop of political upheaval. Despite the rapid unravelling of Liz Truss’ premiership, it was a busy week in the education policy world with various data releases, funding announcements, and the Government’s response to the review of post-16 level 2 qualifications (which included an implementation delay of a year). With a new Prime Minister announced next week, we expect further changes in the DfE ministerial team – and so next Monday’s Education questions in Parliament could be the first and last for the current set of ministers.