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Pocket Watch – Vocationalism: the new race to the top

Pearson Abu Dhabi

To download the PDF please click here 2014/42 Introduction So almost a new set of faces around the education table but give or take a change in tone here, a shift in emphasis there, the broad thrust of education policy goes on. One area where there’ll be a lot of interest is vocational education where…

Pocket Watch – 3 themes to Vocational Excellence

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/41 Introduction It wasn’t long ago that a political speech about skills would hardly raise a murmur but Ed Miliband’s speech on tech degrees at the Pearson/Sutton Trust Vocational Excellence Summit last week attracted considerable media noise. The media often has its own agenda of course but whisper…

Pocket Watch – Keeping up with the maths

man-writing-on-test

To download the PDF please click here 2014/40 Introduction Last week was very much maths week. The Chancellor may have wisely declined to answer a maths teaser thrown at him on national television by a 7 year old but elsewhere the Government was busy announcing a series of measures designed to beef up maths standards,…

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s Industrial ‘Revolution’

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/38 Introduction Just a week after the Chancellor had made his ‘Northern powerhouse of the economy’ speech, Ed Miliband headed a little further North to welcome the publication of the Adonis Review, the year-long Labour Review that has been looking at how best to re-balance growth in the…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

Pocket Watch – All about the technology

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/34 Introduction   It’s been London Technology Week when London and the S.E has been showcasing talent and opportunities in equal measures: 200+ events, 30,000 visitors for an industry expected to generate 46,000 new jobs and £12bn of economic activity over the next decade. Yet it hasn’t all…

Pocket Watch – In praise of voc skills

man-looking-through-eye-glass

2014/33 Introduction Are we beginning (at last) to recognise the importance of vocational skills? At last, because for so long, indeed some would say since the education reforms of the late 19th c, they’ve been regarded as a lesser alternative. It’s not that they have been ignored, in fact this week has seen the latest…

Pocket Watch – Apprenticeship Latest

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/31 Introduction This week the annual gathering of education and training providers brought Ministers from both sides hurrying down to set out their stalls. The hot topic has been apprenticeships where the Government claims to be on track to meet both quality and quantity targets but where debates…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Tag Archive: Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch – Vocationalism: the new race to the top

Pearson Abu Dhabi

To download the PDF please click here 2014/42 Introduction So almost a new set of faces around the education table but give or take a change in tone here, a shift in emphasis there, the broad thrust of education policy goes on. One area where there’ll be a lot of interest is vocational education where…

Pocket Watch – 3 themes to Vocational Excellence

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/41 Introduction It wasn’t long ago that a political speech about skills would hardly raise a murmur but Ed Miliband’s speech on tech degrees at the Pearson/Sutton Trust Vocational Excellence Summit last week attracted considerable media noise. The media often has its own agenda of course but whisper…

Pocket Watch – Keeping up with the maths

man-writing-on-test

To download the PDF please click here 2014/40 Introduction Last week was very much maths week. The Chancellor may have wisely declined to answer a maths teaser thrown at him on national television by a 7 year old but elsewhere the Government was busy announcing a series of measures designed to beef up maths standards,…

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

men-in-red-shirts

To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s Industrial ‘Revolution’

safety-gear-apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/38 Introduction Just a week after the Chancellor had made his ‘Northern powerhouse of the economy’ speech, Ed Miliband headed a little further North to welcome the publication of the Adonis Review, the year-long Labour Review that has been looking at how best to re-balance growth in the…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

person_holding_clipboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

Pocket Watch – All about the technology

teaching-computer-to-male-students

To download the PDF please click here 2014/34 Introduction   It’s been London Technology Week when London and the S.E has been showcasing talent and opportunities in equal measures: 200+ events, 30,000 visitors for an industry expected to generate 46,000 new jobs and £12bn of economic activity over the next decade. Yet it hasn’t all…

Pocket Watch – In praise of voc skills

man-looking-through-eye-glass

2014/33 Introduction Are we beginning (at last) to recognise the importance of vocational skills? At last, because for so long, indeed some would say since the education reforms of the late 19th c, they’ve been regarded as a lesser alternative. It’s not that they have been ignored, in fact this week has seen the latest…

Pocket Watch – Apprenticeship Latest

sparks-flying

To download the PDF please click here 2014/31 Introduction This week the annual gathering of education and training providers brought Ministers from both sides hurrying down to set out their stalls. The hot topic has been apprenticeships where the Government claims to be on track to meet both quality and quantity targets but where debates…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Tag Archive: Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch – Vocationalism: the new race to the top

Pearson Abu Dhabi

To download the PDF please click here 2014/42 Introduction So almost a new set of faces around the education table but give or take a change in tone here, a shift in emphasis there, the broad thrust of education policy goes on. One area where there’ll be a lot of interest is vocational education where…

Pocket Watch – 3 themes to Vocational Excellence

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/41 Introduction It wasn’t long ago that a political speech about skills would hardly raise a murmur but Ed Miliband’s speech on tech degrees at the Pearson/Sutton Trust Vocational Excellence Summit last week attracted considerable media noise. The media often has its own agenda of course but whisper…

Pocket Watch – Keeping up with the maths

man-writing-on-test

To download the PDF please click here 2014/40 Introduction Last week was very much maths week. The Chancellor may have wisely declined to answer a maths teaser thrown at him on national television by a 7 year old but elsewhere the Government was busy announcing a series of measures designed to beef up maths standards,…

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

men-in-red-shirts

To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s Industrial ‘Revolution’

safety-gear-apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/38 Introduction Just a week after the Chancellor had made his ‘Northern powerhouse of the economy’ speech, Ed Miliband headed a little further North to welcome the publication of the Adonis Review, the year-long Labour Review that has been looking at how best to re-balance growth in the…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

person_holding_clipboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

Pocket Watch – All about the technology

teaching-computer-to-male-students

To download the PDF please click here 2014/34 Introduction   It’s been London Technology Week when London and the S.E has been showcasing talent and opportunities in equal measures: 200+ events, 30,000 visitors for an industry expected to generate 46,000 new jobs and £12bn of economic activity over the next decade. Yet it hasn’t all…

Pocket Watch – In praise of voc skills

man-looking-through-eye-glass

2014/33 Introduction Are we beginning (at last) to recognise the importance of vocational skills? At last, because for so long, indeed some would say since the education reforms of the late 19th c, they’ve been regarded as a lesser alternative. It’s not that they have been ignored, in fact this week has seen the latest…

Pocket Watch – Apprenticeship Latest

sparks-flying

To download the PDF please click here 2014/31 Introduction This week the annual gathering of education and training providers brought Ministers from both sides hurrying down to set out their stalls. The hot topic has been apprenticeships where the Government claims to be on track to meet both quality and quantity targets but where debates…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…

Tag Archive: Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch – Vocationalism: the new race to the top

Pearson Abu Dhabi

To download the PDF please click here 2014/42 Introduction So almost a new set of faces around the education table but give or take a change in tone here, a shift in emphasis there, the broad thrust of education policy goes on. One area where there’ll be a lot of interest is vocational education where…

Pocket Watch – 3 themes to Vocational Excellence

Apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/41 Introduction It wasn’t long ago that a political speech about skills would hardly raise a murmur but Ed Miliband’s speech on tech degrees at the Pearson/Sutton Trust Vocational Excellence Summit last week attracted considerable media noise. The media often has its own agenda of course but whisper…

Pocket Watch – Keeping up with the maths

man-writing-on-test

To download the PDF please click here 2014/40 Introduction Last week was very much maths week. The Chancellor may have wisely declined to answer a maths teaser thrown at him on national television by a 7 year old but elsewhere the Government was busy announcing a series of measures designed to beef up maths standards,…

Pocket Watch – FE Workforce Strategy

men-in-red-shirts

To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths. Raising standards in maths as well as English and SEN remain as the key priorities…

Pocket Watch – Labour’s Industrial ‘Revolution’

safety-gear-apprentice

To download the PDF please click here 2014/38 Introduction Just a week after the Chancellor had made his ‘Northern powerhouse of the economy’ speech, Ed Miliband headed a little further North to welcome the publication of the Adonis Review, the year-long Labour Review that has been looking at how best to re-balance growth in the…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

person_holding_clipboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

Pocket Watch – All about the technology

teaching-computer-to-male-students

To download the PDF please click here 2014/34 Introduction   It’s been London Technology Week when London and the S.E has been showcasing talent and opportunities in equal measures: 200+ events, 30,000 visitors for an industry expected to generate 46,000 new jobs and £12bn of economic activity over the next decade. Yet it hasn’t all…

Pocket Watch – In praise of voc skills

man-looking-through-eye-glass

2014/33 Introduction Are we beginning (at last) to recognise the importance of vocational skills? At last, because for so long, indeed some would say since the education reforms of the late 19th c, they’ve been regarded as a lesser alternative. It’s not that they have been ignored, in fact this week has seen the latest…

Pocket Watch – Apprenticeship Latest

sparks-flying

To download the PDF please click here 2014/31 Introduction This week the annual gathering of education and training providers brought Ministers from both sides hurrying down to set out their stalls. The hot topic has been apprenticeships where the Government claims to be on track to meet both quality and quantity targets but where debates…

Pocket Watch – Intervening in FE

Apprentice-student-learning-with-teacher

To download the PDF please click here  2014/30 Introduction One year on from the introduction of the new intervention process for FE, the BIS Dept has launched an update on how the system is working. Apart from confirming formal publication of reports from the FE Commissioner team who go into Colleges when alarm bells are…