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The Labour Party's manifesto for 'real change' - Sector response

The Labour Party has published their general election manifesto ‘It’s time for real change’. 

Labour announces plans to “throw open the door” for adults to study and retrain throughout their lives

In a speech in Blackpool today (12 Nov), Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner will announce plans to ensure everyone has access to education and training throughout their life to end skills shortages and “allow our economy to rise to the opportunities of the future”.

One in five children left education at 18 last year without basic qualifications

Research published today (Friday 20th September) from the Children’s Commission for England shows that last year 98,799 children in England - almost one in five (18 per cent) of all children leaving education at 18 - left without reaching Level 2 attainment (five GCSEs A*-C). This is a 24 per cent rise in the number of children leaving education without Level 2 over the last three years.

Vocational education should be a cornerstone of national economic development

Creating a first-class system of vocational education One of the biggest challenges we face as a country, whatever happens with Brexit, will be creating a first-class system of vocational education that gives all our young people a chance in life.

The interim report of the Labour Party’s Lifelong Learning Commission - Sector Response

The opportunity to learn throughout your life is fundamental to society and should be placed at the forefront of education policy Published today (1 Aug), is the interim report of the Labour Party’s Lifelong Learning Commission, which was set up to inform the Labour Party’s proposals for a National Education Service. The commission’s final report will be published in the autumn.

#ALevelResultsDay - Labour announces radical shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform higher education admissions by scrapping university offers based on predicted grades and implementing a new fairer system of post-qualification admissions (“PQA”).

Labour’s plans for a National Education Service: Angela Rayner's Speech

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Outlining Labour’s plans for a National Education Service in a speech in Blackpool today (12 Nov), said:

Labour’s plans for a National Education Service: Jeremy Corbyn's speech

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, outlining Labour’s plans for a National Education Service at a speech in Blackpool today, said:

Labour Party proposes to expand free childcare and open 1,000 new Sure Start centres

Labour Party policy on Early Years Education  National Education Union comment on Early Years education plans by Labour Commenting on the Labour Party's commitment to invest in early years education, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: 

1 in 8 schools have no library

A study released today (Thursday), commissioned by the Great School Libraries campaign, has shown that around one in eight schools do not have a library, with poorer children less likely to have access to one than their richer peers


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