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    Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. In 2013 we commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and subsequently he developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

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  • Technical Education Reform

    In late 2015 David Sainsbury was asked by government to chair a panel of experts that would provide clear recommendations for measures that would not only improve, but transform, technical education in England. The panel’s report was published alongside the government’s Post-16 Skills Plan in July 2016.

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  • STEM Skills in the Workforce

    Technicians are the linchpins of the UK economy. They are skilled people who use their science, engineering or technology knowledge to identify and solve practical problems. They are the electricians and plumbers that we all rely on, but they are also crucial to the success of many of our country’s future-growth areas, including the aerospace, chemical, digital, engineering and manufacturing industries.

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  • Science and maths in schools

    Once in secondary education, exposure to effective science and maths teaching delivered by teachers that are knowledgeable and passionate about their subject can be transformative. That is why we care about the supply and training of specialist teachers in these subjects.

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Education Latest

Secretary of State announces national network of Careers Hubs

19 July 2018 Agnes Donnelly

Last week, the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, announced the names and locations of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’. These Hubs will coordinate and support local schools and colleges as they work towards improving their careers education and meeting the standards set out by the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Each Careers Hub comprises of up to 40 local schools and colleges who will have access to a range of support and funding. From September, 710 schools and colleges will be working as part of a Hub. Damian Hinds said: “We are improving education for every child with reformed GCSEs and A levels, better-quality apprenticeships and the introduction of T Levels. These changes will make sure that

Technical education reform progresses

27 May 2018 Michelle Rea

The government has today (27 May) announced the first 52 colleges and post-16 providers to teach T-levels. Courses in construction, digital, and education & childcare will be first taught from September 2020. A further 22 courses will be rolled out in stages from 2021, which will cover sectors such as finance & accounting, engineering & manufacturing, and creative & design.

David Sainsbury, who chaired the Independent Panel on Technical Education, whose 2016 report led to the current reforms said: “I am delighted with the excellent progress being made with the implementation of T-levels.  For too long the only educational opportunity that many young people have had is to take technical qualifications that fail to equip them with the knowledge an

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