• Good Career Guidance

    Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for social mobility: those young people without significant social capital or home support to draw upon have the most to gain from high-quality career guidance.

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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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  • SET 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

Teacher Recruitment, Job Attachment and Career Intentions After the Covid-19 Pandemic

20 June 2022 Jenni French

A Gatsby commissioned study by SchoolDash and Teacher Tapp shows that heads are more worried than normal about failing to have a school of suitably qualified teachers and technicians when the new academic year starts in September.

The report shows a return to high levels of teacher recruitment activity by England’s schools and poses key questions about staffing readiness for September 2022.  Key findings show: The teacher labour market has finally recovered – we are likely to see much higher levels of teacher job moves this September, particularly in secondary schools where job advertisements are up 47%

Institutes of Technology - levelling up the country's technical skills

16 June 2022 Sophie Noble

Gatsby is pleased to have supported the development of a report produced on behalf of the Institutes of Technology Network. Released today (16 June), the report titled ‘The skills to succeed: Meeting the country’s evolving technical skills needs’ looks at a range of challenges that communities face today, including sustainable construction and energy, and how Institutes of Technology are helping to plug the skills gaps.

Research released alongside the report shows that almost three-quarters of people in the UK (71%) would consider a home to be worth more money if it was sustainably constructed. However, despite this appetite for greener living, the report outlines that a workforce with the right technical skills is needed to make it a reality; and explores how Institutes of Technology are helping to address this

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