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John Blake, Policy Exchange’s new Head of Education and Social Reform and a former teacher, responds to today’s speech by the Education Secretary, in which she outlined the Government’s approach to school reform
Schools Week and TES respond to Policy Exchange announcing the appointment of a new education and social reform team.
Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, Jonathan Simons, cited by Minister of State for Universities and Science in Public Bill Committee
In a discussion about degree-awarding powers, Johnson cited Simons’ comments on the recent development that Teesside University had decided to ‘end its validation of higher education programmes in the wider college network’
The BBC references Policy Exchange’s ‘The Skills We Need, and Why We Don’t Have Them’
Policy Exchange’s ‘Higher, Further, Faster, More’ report on higher education is discussed in the observer.
The BBC credits Policy Exchange’s ‘Primary Focus’ report as a key contributor to the Government’s academies policy.
The Guardian cites Jonathan Simons’, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, recommendations that flexible working and greater benefits are needed to improve teacher retention and stop women from leaving teaching after maternity leave.
The Times covers Policy Exchange’s launch of The Importance of Teachers: A collection of essays on teacher recruitment and retention, and highlights the need to improve teacher retention and recruitment especially among women.
Schools Week cites comments by James Frayne, Policy Exchange’s Director of Policy and Strategy, calling for the creation of super selective schools that will extend elite education into the state sector.
Schools Week covers the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s report based on ways to improve teacher recruitment, and includes a Policy Exchange recommendation on teacher relocation packages.