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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.
Writing in The Guardian, education journalist Fiona Millar cites a Policy Exchange blog post by Jonathan Simons and Natasha Porter which highlighted evidence against the social mobility case made in favour of grammar schools.
Policy Exchange’s Higher, Further, Faster, More report is covered by Times Higher Education in an article on university funding. The report called for some university funding to be transferred to the imperilled further education sector.
Writing in The Guardian, managing director of City & Guilds Kirstie Donnelly, supports calls from Policy Exchange’s Higher, Further, Faster, More report for £532m of university funding to be redirected to the further education sector. She describes such a move as “absolutely invaluable”.
Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, is quoted by FE Week commenting on figures which show far fewer loans for FE courses have been taken out than were allocated for.