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‘British Values’ In Schools Debate Continues

The debate over teaching ‘British Values’ in UK schools has continued with comments made by Shadow Education Secretary, Tristam Hunt. His comments come after Former Education Secretary, Michael Gove insisted that ‘British Values’ are taught and inspected by Ofsted in schools. Gove’s comments came as a response to the ‘Trojan Horse’ investigation into how Islamic extremists infiltrated several Birmingham schools. ... Read More »

All pupils should get independent careers advice

The charity Teach First have called for all schools in England to have a teacher that is trained to provide high quality careers advice. This is to correct what they call the “fragmented and ineffective” careers advice offered at present. Read the full BBC article here. Schools in England have a statutory duty to provide all registered pupils in years ... Read More »

Ed Miliband pledges to reduce tuition fees

Labour leader, Ed Miliband has pledged to reduce university tuition fees from a maximum of £9,000 to £6,000 per year. He argued that the Coalition government’s current university funding system is unsustainable for both students and taxpayers, noting how the trebling of fees in 2012 has created a situation that will see graduates hit with an average of £44,000 of ... Read More »

UK economy praised, but better wages called for to improve well-being

A report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has at once praised the UK for economic growth and employment levels, while also warning that productivity needs to be tackled to improve “real wages and well-being.” George Osborne was also told that another growth in house prices could threaten the UK economy and that good progress in reducing ... Read More »

Pret School Leavers Programme

Now in it’s 3rd year Pret’s  School Leavers Programme (SLP) continues to grow and in June will open again for applications for their September intake. Pret likes all their school leavers to start at the same time so they can ensure the warmest welcome and the best support and training.  Their programme (which is also accredited to an Advanced Level ... Read More »

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