Articles from Stephen Lambert

Skills for the North: Devolving technical education to cities

IPPR NORTH CALLS FOR NEW BODY TO ADDRESS GROWING SKILLS GAP IN NORTH OF ENGLAND

Who Stole the Techs?

Government Must Take back Control of the Further Education Sector if it’s serious in meeting the Needs of the many and not just the few.

Terror in the UK

IN DEFENCE OF PREVENT: WHY BRITAIN’S ANTI-RADICALISATION STRATEGY MUST BE REFORMED RATHER THAN SCRAPPED.

A NEET SOLUTION TO THE FAILURE ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

NORTH EAST DEVOLUTION BOTH NORTH OF THE TYNE AND SOUTH COULD BE A NEET SOLUTION TO THE REGION’S ‘’STUBBORN’’ YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM WRITES STEPHEN LAMBERT

THE SOCIAL DIVIDE HASN’T GONE AWAY

THAT’S WHY THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND REGION NEEDS A  NORTH OF THE TYNE LEARNING CHALLENGE TO HELP RAISE ALL KID’S LIFE-CHANCES.  IT’S becoming blatantly clear that social class or socio-economic status and not gender or race determine how well a child does at school. The more affluent the family, measured by wealth or job, the more successful a youngster will be and the greater their ‘’life-chances’’. 

ARE MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS WORKING IN THE NORTH?

LAST AUTUMN the Government launched its industrial strategy, with new look apprenticeships, at Gateshead College in the north of England. The then skills minster, Robert Halfon, announced an extra £170m funding for Institutes of Technology, which could involve an upgrading of further education colleges in the North. Both Gateshead College and nearby Bishop Auckland, both Ofsted approved, were given the heads-up to deliver given their ‘excellent’ track record in delivering technical, vocational education and apprenticeships.

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