Attainment link to parents’ education

2 October 2014

Children’s educational attainment – and that of their parents – are the key factors in predicting whether youngsters are likely to live in poverty when they are adults.

A blueprint for the future of our education system

25 September 2014

After a year-long inquiry, school leaders have published for consultation a vision of what a self-improving education system should look like in 2020 – a vision that consists of six strands.

Changing education’s ‘aid’ mindset

25 September 2014

We continue to fail young people living in disadvantaged communities. The winner of this year’s £10,000 Teach First Innovation Award, Graeme Duncan argues that a move away from the ‘aid mindset’ is required.

New ‘core maths’ GCSE at heart of manifesto for numerate UK

25 September 2014

An additional qualification in numeracy should be created to sit alongside the traditional mathematics GCSE. This new numeracy or “core maths” GCSE would help to eliminate the “national scourge” of poor maths skills, charity National Numeracy has said.

Referendum 'destroys myth’ about young voters and politics

25 September 2014

The mass involvement of 16 and 17-year-olds in Scotland’s independence vote was the “real achievement” of the referendum last week and presents a unique opportunity for the future, according to the chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Qualifications risk being ‘less relevant’, CBI warns

18 September 2014

Business leader warns that science and English qualifications risk being seen as 'less relevant' due to reforms, while also calling for a renewed focus on skills, work experience and careers guidance. Pete Henshaw reports.

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