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23.01.17

New targets see 282 secondaries underperforming

A total of 282 secondary schools in England are deemed to be failing by the government, as they have not met a new set of national standards. From this year, schools are being judged by new measures, which take greater account of pupil prog...

23.01.17

Theresa May to unveil boost to vocational education system

Theresa May will reassure business leaders this week that they will not suffer skills shortages as a result of Brexit, when she places expansion of vocational education at the heart of a new proactive industrial strategy. Many businesses wo...

23.01.17

Government to create 200,000 new apprenticeships

The public sector needs to lead the way in equipping young people for the future, Skills Minister Robert Halfon said on Wednesday as the Government announced the creation of 200,000 new apprenticeships by 2020. Commenting on the extension o...

18.01.17

'Research schools' for social mobility zones

Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce a wave of "research schools" to raise standards in disadvantaged parts of England. This will be part of an announcement of six more "opportunity areas", where efforts will be focused to im...

18.01.17

UK ranks third in global talent competitiveness ranking

The UK has been ranked third in the world for talent competiveness, according to a new global report measuring countries’ ability to attract, retain and grow talent. At third place in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) the...