Highlights of the week ending 26 May

The sign of an approaching Parliamentary recess is a raft of government announcements, and this week has been no different. The Department for Education (DfE) published the latest information on the reforms to post-16 qualifications, and the defunding of qualifications deemed to overlap T Levels (more below). It also revealed arrangements for the fourth and final year of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) in England, starting in September 2023. The Government announced funding for school buildings and local skills, and we also saw the ONS publish the latest NEET estimates.