Articles from Alice Barnard

Olly Newton appointed specialist adviser to Lords Committee on Youth Unemployment

@ukEdgePolicy appointed specialist adviser to Lords Committee on Youth Unemployment Edge’s Executive Director Olly Newton has been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Youth Unemployment.

Assessment – Time for a rethink?

The cancellation of GCSEs and A-Levels for a second year running has increased the pressure on the UK government to re-evaluate its approach to assessment.

Skills and education system must be supported so that no-one gets left behind

@ukEdge response to #SpendingReview 2020 #SR20  In his own words, the Chancellor highlighted that the UK is facing an “economic emergency” as he revealed a set of sobering statistics on the decline of GDP and the growth in public borrowing at the recent Spending Review (SR).

Opportunity for new Biden administration to shine a spotlight on education

All eyes have been on the U.S election with much excitement, trepidation and anticipation but with the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, there is now the opportunity to move towards a peaceful transition and to find common ground.

Why now’s the best time to rethink our education system

Exam results day. This annual event is stressful enough at the best of times. Imagine then, how much more stressful it is when a global pandemic has prevented you from taking exams in the first place, and your fate is decided not by your proven track record or your teacher’s assessment but by a computer.

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