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“It’s difficult to think of anyone other than Policy Exchange who has had such an impact on education in this country – apart from E.D. Hirsch,” said Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Education, in a vote of thanks after Professor Hirsch’s keynote speech, which argued for “a definite knowledge-based curriculum” for all children.
Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Education and Skills team, which will continue our agenda-setting work in this key area of domestic policy.
Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP has publically backed the latest education report by Policy Exchange, setting out how standards can continue to be raised in state schools. Completing the Revolution set out how using textbooks produced by respected third-parties like the British Museum can improve the quality of teaching while reducing the time teachers have to spend preparing for lessons. The idea builds upon other school reforms pioneered by Policy Exchange, including free schools and the pupil premium.
Policy Exchange’s research on teacher retention was highlighted in a House of Commons debate on schools funding by Rob Halfon MP, the Chair of the Education Select Committee and a former Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills.
Following the Budget, Policy Exchange Head of Education and Social Reform John Blake made an appearance on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme to discuss school funding.
John Blake, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education and Social Reform, joined BBC Humberside for a breakfast time discussion about academies, in which he argues that giving control of schools to the people best placed to improve them is helping thousands of children.
John Blake – Policy Exchange Head of Education and Social Reform – spoke to Sky News about a recent study which found that poorer students will graduate with average debts of £57,000.
John Blake – Policy Exchange’s Head of Education and Social Reform – speaks to the BBC’s Daily Politics program about education reform.
John Blake – Policy Exchange Head of Education and Social Reform – responds to the recent GCSE reforms, which have been introduced this year for English and Maths exams. He spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live (listen below) about the new 1-9 grading system, as well as writing pieces for the Spectator, Telegraph, Times Education Supplement (TES), the I, Reaction and the Sunday Times.
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