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Play hard, work hard

Play hard, work hard

Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, looks ahead at the challenges facing the higher education sector, including: a tightening of funding during the spending review; a re-emergence of tuition fees as a political issue and the potential effects of Brexit on international students.

Ministers should add social media to the education mix

Ministers should add social media to the education mix

James Frayne, Policy Exchange’s Director of Policy & Strategy, calls for the government to consider creating an online platform that sets out exactly what the best schools demand from top performers, in order to allow other parents and pupils to emulate their success.

Six key facts for A Level results day

Six key facts for A Level results day

As A Level students across the country find out their results today, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education Jonathan Simons sets out the success story behind improved universities funding and access.

What is a coasting school?

What is a coasting school?

On the back of announcements by Nicky Morgan last weekend, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education Jonathan Simons considers which schools the government may be about to classify as coasting and in need of further attention.

Priorities for the new BIS team

Priorities for the new BIS team

Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, sets out the priorities facing the new BIS team. He lists higher education (including shifting fees and the future of international students), science, further education and skills as their top priorities.

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