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Education Secretary wishes pupils and teachers good luck for #ALevelResults2019

Following an emotional morning for students across the country, this year’s A-Level results day proved to be another record-breaking year with the number of female students outnumbering males in A-level science entries. This marks the culmination of decades-long efforts to encourage STEM uptake and marks a landmark moment for the UK tech industry.

£600,000 Boost For Teaching

A Chorley college has officially opened a new £600,000 teaching wing. This new extension, called the Yarrow wing, is located at Lancashire College in Southport Road. Officially opened by Steve Broomhead, chief executive of the North West Development Agency, this extension will provide six extra classrooms including an art and craft room for courses in pottery and sculpture and also includes a new learning centre for the college's Learndirect provision.

Department for Education non-executive appointments: Social Work England Chair

DfE today (1 May) published information about non-executive appointments to the Department for Education’s public bodies. 

ALI Award Triple Grade 1 To Training Provider

Specialist Engineering Training Provider, assa Training and Learning has been awarded a triple grade 1 in a recent ALI inspection. Now in its eighth year, assa offers Modern Apprenticeships, NVQs and learndirect courses to provide training to employees of the automotive, manufacturing, transport and logistics, food and drink, sport and aerospace sectors.

Reappointment to the School Teachers’ Review Body

Government reappoints Sir Robert Burgess and Jeanne Watson as members of the School Teachers' Review Body. 

How technology can improve student retention at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge Must Do More to Retain Students Highly selective universities must follow through on promises to improve access, regulator warns: Access and participation plans, a central requirement of the Office for Students (OfS), state how universities will tackle gaps between disadvantaged… https://t.co/hfyqrs859G pic.twitter.com/maowi8rT3U

Current skills and training system failing those who need it the most: 10 things that need to change

The current complex, highly centralised nature of skills funding, training and careers information has resulted in a national skills system that does not meet the needs of all the people, businesses and local economies it is intended to serve, argues the interim report of the Future-Ready Skills Commission, published today.

Boris Johnson pledges £100 million “retraining fund” to boost #apprenticeships and vocational qualifications

Money alone not solution to tackling university bias

NCG appoints top public servant Peter Lauener as chair

One of the country’s most respected public servants, who previously led the Education and Skills Funding Agency, is joining national college and training group NCG as chair.

What is life like in a school where every student is encouraged to be a global citizen?

Being a global citizen is not just the latest catchphrase in education. It is a shift in thinking that spans every level of education, from early years to university. It’s a subject that is circulating even in royal circles where Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex are reported to have said they want their son Archie to grow up a ‘global citizen’ taking ‘an active interest in the global community’.

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