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Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/39 Introduction First released four months ago and then hastily withdrawn, the Government’s Strategy for Workforce Excellence in FE was finally released recently as part of the series of announcements about post-16 maths.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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…

Tag Archive: policy watch

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…

Tag Archive: policy watch

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…

Tag Archive: policy watch

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…

Tag Archive: policy watch

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…

Tag Archive: policy watch

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…

Tag Archive: policy watch

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in July 2014

july-2014-calendar1

To download the PDF please click here 2014/7 Main talking points You start the month with one team and end up with another, the election must be getting nearer. Key headlines from the month •    Ed Depts. Changing of the guard in both •    Ofsted. Issues guidance to inspectors on evaluating new assessment regime •  …

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 – Tackling disadvantage

hand-up-for-question

To download the PDF please click here 2014/37 Introduction The Government has made closing the attainment gap between the most and the least disadvantaged learners one of the primary drivers of its education reforms. As Michael Gove recently put it: ”a relentless focus on closing the gap between the poorest students and their peers has…

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…

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Completing the GCSE/A level reform programme

Poland

To download the PDF please click here 2014/32 Introduction This week Ofqual published its proposals for what should happen to the final sweep of GCSEs and A levels, those in other words not already lined up for revision under previous announcements. Some will be re-developed ready for introduction in the final round of implementation in…