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Posts tagged with "Government & policy"

Employer Ownership of Skills?

9th October 2014

With the growth in the number of apprenticeship opportunities within companies large and small, increasing numbers of young people are opting to take an apprenticeship. Some chose their path because t...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

More than skills

29th May 2014

The recent report commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering called ‘Thinking like an engineer – implications for the education system’ describes six engineering habits of mind; characteristics ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

Big Bangs and damp squibs

13th March 2014

Design and technology has been in the news a lot over the last couple of days - or should I say, design and technology should have been in the news a lot! First was the CBI report, 'Engineering our fu...

Written by: Richard Green

So how are we going to assess it?

5th March 2014

Andy Mitchell highlights the concern being expressed by schools regarding assessment following the removal of levels. However you look at them, solar panels retro fitted to house pitched roofs don’t...

Written by: Andy Mitchell

What’s new... and how to deal with it

12th February 2014

Most of us are now aware of the changes to design and technology resulting from the National Curriculum review in England, but just how well are we doing in terms of preparing for implementing these c...

Written by: Willy Adam

The changing nature of working with employers

5th February 2014

I’ve been working in the field of ‘corporate responsibility’ since leaving university 13 years ago.  It wasn’t called ‘corporate responsibility’ then.  Companies that had started the journey may have ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

Wouldn't it be nice if...

30th January 2014

With a new KS1-3 curriculum in place for September we know that the next challenge appearing over the horizon will be the review of GCSE qualifications. Ofqual have been tasked to do this and it is al...

Written by: Richard Green

Special measures

20th January 2014

Andy Mitchell reflects on a week when once again, we are reminded of further changes ahead for schools and particularly the preparation of teachers in the future and the view from Ofsted. Reflecting...

Written by: Andy Mitchell