Education Research Fellow, 2008-2009
Tom Richmond is a teacher at a Sixth Form College. Before re-entering the classroom in January 2016, he spent almost a decade working on education, skills and welfare policy. From 2013 to 2015, he was a senior advisor to Skills Ministers Nick Boles and Matthew Hancock on vocational education and skills policy, including advising on the development of Apprenticeship policy during this time. Prior to joining the Government, he worked in policy development and research across different sectors including roles at Pearson, G4S Welfare to Work, think-tanks such as Policy Exchange and the Social Market Foundation and a leading professional body
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by Tom Richmond | Jan 8, 2010Read Publication This report looks at the skills system in England in order to understand the problems which beset it and to offer recommendations for reform. It offers a critique of the 2006 Leitch review, which is seen as the major driving force behind recent...
by Tom Richmond | Sep 28, 2009Read Publication Britain will need more science skills if it is to prosper. According to the CBI a staggering 92% of firms across all sectors require people with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills, but more than 59% are experiencing problems...
by Tom Richmond | Apr 30, 2009Read Publication One of the most enduring debates in education concerns ‘standards’ in primary and secondary schools. Literacy, numeracy and science form the backbone of the school curriculum with the intention of equipping pupils with these core skills by the time...
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