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Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, Jonathan Simons, cited by Minister of State for Universities and Science in Public Bill CommitteePolicy Exchange
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.
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.