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Schools identify lack of engagement in reading & writing for pleasure among pupils

New independent research by Pearson (@PearsonSchools), has found that reading and writing for pleasure are two of the top three skills that pupils engage with least in schools. The research asked the views of almost 3,000 primary and English secondary school teachers, and found that almost one in five (17%) believed writing for pleasure was the skill pupils engaged with the least, shortly followed by reading for pleasure (14%). The lack of engagement in the two skills round out the top three issues identified, coming in just behind presentation and public speaking (18%).

Two in three UK firms worried about a shortage of skilled applicants, Pearson research reveals

With the Government’s furlough scheme ending yesterday, new research from Pearson (@pearson), the world’s leading learning company, conducted by YouGov (@YouGov) has found that two thirds (62%) of business leaders in Great Britain are worried about their ability to find recruits with the right skills for their vacancies.

Giving local leaders the tools and funding to provide the right training for the demands in their area will see the nation thrive

Tech and business advances have accelerated as a result of the pandemic. Rather than preparing for the economy of the future in 2030, we have to get ready for it today. The make-up of the workforce is going to continue to evolve over the coming months and years thanks to greater automation, a shift to digital enabled roles, and transformation  happening across many parts of the economy. All of this impacts on the demand for skills and education – and so, we need a system that can adapt and be flexible to meet this great reskilling and upskilling challenge.  

Pearson announces extended tutoring support for schools across England after engaging thousands of pupils in 2020/21

@pearson has today announced it will support pupils in Years 4 to 11 with two tutoring streams from this September, following a highly successful partnership with the National Tutoring Programme that engaged thousands of pupils in its first year. For the second consecutive academic year, Pearson has been selected as a National Tutoring Programme (NTP) partner.

12,000 UK students access pioneering programme as ‘Lit in Colour’ levels up diversity in secondary education

Delivered by Pearson (@Pearson_UK) and Penguin Random House (@PenguinUKBooks), the Lit in Colour Pioneers programme issued an open call in spring 2021 for secondary schools in England to sign up for the first-ever year of the programme.

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