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£8.5 million Early Years Local Government Programme has led to better speech and language outcomes for disadvantaged children and families

Children under the age of five have benefitted from better support with speech and language through Government investment in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the country.

Dstl inspires students to solve space challenges

@DstlMOD asked @UTCPortsmouth students to devise innovative ideas solve space challenges such as debris and populating the moon.

Exploring flexible working practice in schools

The Department for Education (@EducationGovUK) has committed to promoting flexible working within schools. The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy (January, 2019) reinforced DfE’s commitment to support schools to implement flexible working to attract more people to the profession, retain them in teaching, and encourage more returners and career changers to teaching.

What works to increase the uptake of STEM subjects at A level, particularly for girls?

Applying behavioural insights to increase female students’ uptake of #STEM subjects at #ALevel  Female students are much less likely than their male counterparts to take A levels in certain STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. This is problematic for gender equality but also limits the country’s capacity to address the growing national STEM skills shortage.

"More attractive" Kickstart scheme is beginning to displace apprenticeships

The latest #apprenticeship data was published by the government today (26 Nov). 

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