Setting or streaming tends to benefit high-attaining pupils, but this can be to the detriment of lower-attaining learners.
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We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Labour’s politics of entitlement might appeal to some of my fellow college students, but there are plenty of us who want the chance to work hard and improve our lives.
John Bald: Why is the Government wasting £100 million on a Quango that backs mixed ability teaching?
Free schools and academies have found that setting improves standards. It’s time to stop giving huge public funds to academics who disregard this evidence.
“If something is in the national interest, it is always in the Conservative interest.” May’s speech to Spring Forum – full text
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
The subject is vital for equipping young people to navigate the modern world and respect different cultures.
Robert Halfon: Apprenticeship funding is good, but the Chancellor should do more to back skills as a tool of social justice
We must rebalance Further and Higher Education, and ensure that those with most to gain from up-skilling actually get the opportunity to do so.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Tougher exams are not to blame. Too often children’s time for the first three years of secondary school is wasted.
Alistair Thompson: Stick to the day job, Ofsted – and drop this power grab. You don’t need it to stop Islamist extremists.
This latest scheme could drag sports clubs, the Scouts and Guides and even the TA, Royal Naval Reserves and cadets into its net.
From schools, to helping the youngest get the best start in life, through to leading regeneration – we always strive to ensure that nobody is left behind.
“Yes we’re going to get Brexit right and deliver a good Brexit deal for them, but we’re also building the homes the country needs so that people can own their own home.”
From housing to university access, from the criminal justice system to the House of Commons, ethnic minority communities desire and deserve a fairer deal.
James Frayne: Focusing on university fees neglects the most important and potent parts of the new education review
Vocational and technical education are key to changing lives, and hold the potential to change people’s votes, too. They should dominate the Government’s attention.
“That means equality of access to an academic university education, and a much greater focus on the technical alternatives too.”