• 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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The Innovation Strategy and the Skills Value Chain approach

22 July 2021 Michelle Rea

Gatsby welcomes the focus on emerging skills development and the adoption of the skills value chain approach set out today (22 July 2021) in the Government’s new Innovation Strategy.

The Innovation Strategy describes how Government will address skills gaps that prevent businesses from reaching their full innovation potential. Interventions include; launching the second project of the Emerging Skills Programme, further exploration of how the Skills Value Chain could be adopted by government and the innovation ecosystem, and enhancing Innovate UK’s role in skills developme

Government strengthens commitment to the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance 

15 July 2021 Beth Jones

Today's (15 July 2021) release of updated statutory guidance for schools, further education colleges, and sixth form colleges on the delivery of career guidance brings the welcome news that the Gatsby Benchmarks will continue as the single organising framework for career guidance in England.

Since 2017, schools and colleges have adopted the Benchmarks and worked hard to embed them for their students. This guidance, along with the commitments to career guidance in the Skills for Jobs white paper, sets out a blueprint to help schools and colleges continue their work. Key points include: A clear articulation of the role senior leaders and governors should play in a careers programme

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