• Good Career Guidance

    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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T Level Professional Development programme underway

25 July 2019 Natasha Watkinson

The Department for Education announced in November 2018 that the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) had been chosen to create and implement the first phase of a substantial national T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer.

TLPD offers support for FE teachers and leaders as they prepare to deliver T Levels. The programme provides opportunities for teachers to further develop their teaching skills, subject knowledge and industry expertise. TLPD has been designed around the needs of providers and their workforce to ensure positive outcomes for students. The TLPD offer consists of five strands of support: Ongoing Pr

Additional resources released to support Further Education teaching

23 July 2019 Natasha Watkinson

For the past three years, Gatsby has been supporting a project at the University of Huddersfield School of Education and Professional Development to research and develop support for subject-specialist pedagogy for technical education. Beginning with trainee teachers for Further Education in science, engineering and technology, the team has developed resources to support context-specific decision-making for good technical teaching.

Additional sets of resources are now available for teacher trainers, teachers undertaking CPD, and subject leaders: https://www.improvingtechnicaleducation.org.uk/teacher-education Project findings The University of Huddersfield team has published an evaluation report for the early project activity, available here: https://www.gatsby.org.uk/uploads/education/subject-specialist-pedagogy-in-i

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