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While prison reform is to be welcomed, simply dealing with the staff shortages would solve many of the barriers to learning, says Sally Alexander. Prison reform has been...
Schools may see 14-16 recruitment as a threat, but there is a way to make it work, says Alison Maynard. Since legislation was changed in 2014 to allow...
With the government attempting to hide or downplay the scale of their funding cuts, there is a huge gulf between rhetoric and reality on apprenticeships, says David Lammy....
Colleges are sadly still proving themselves to be out of step with the seismic shift in funding priorities towards apprenticeships. Nick Boles asked a year ago at AoC...
Rather than creating a regime that makes it easier for colleges to become insolvent, government should be investing more in further education, says Angela Rayner. More than four...
Reforms will inevitably cause upheaval, but the problems with our current system are too pressing to ignore, says Lord Sainsbury. No area of public life has suffered so...
July 2016 I’ve been appointed as Minister for apprenticeships and skills. I am very excited and very happy. My first speech as a backbencher in the House of...
Government’s recent apprenticeship reforms were well-intentioned but miscalculated, says Tom Richmond, co-author of today’s Policy Exchange report, ‘The skills we need, and why we don’t have them’. “No...
IPPR are wrong – employers do want to give 16-18-year-olds apprenticeships. The real problem is that schools won’t promote them and government won’t fund them, says Mark Dawe....
To successfully create inclusive spaces for those with learning difficulties, the entire organisation needs to be brought on-board, says Karen Roberts. While dyslexia is estimated to affect around...
The Technical and Further Education Bill is a good start, but it needs to address structural problems that will hold us back in world trade, says Shane Chowen....

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