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Learning from the Past #EdgyThinking Livestream 3

The Cure for Policy Amnesia?  Edge’s Learning from the Past project aims to do exactly what it says on the tin, learn from past experiences. We often talk about the loss of policy memory or policy amnesia and our project aims to revisit past educational policy initiatives in England that have influenced and driven change across the education system in order to learn from them.

Learnings from the Conservative Party Conference 2021

The Conservative Party Conference (#CPC21) took place in Manchester from the 3rd – 6th October, featuring a newly elected cabinet and new ministerial teams across government.

The PM’s vision for a high skilled economy needs investment and ideas, not bluster

It was with raised eyebrows that I heard the Prime Minister’s (@BorisJohnson) recent Conservative Party (@Conservatives) Conference speech. It was not the usual policy-lite rhetoric or lack of direction that surprised me, but the conflicted messaging. “We are not going back to the same old broken model with low wages, low growth, low skills and low productivity,” he said, before proceeding to pass the buck for the current supply chain crisis by blaming a lack of business investment.

Real World Learning and Teacher Externships - Empowering Employer Engagement #EdgyThinking Livestream 2

Employer engagement is essential to ensure students gain real world, authentic experiences both inside and outside of the classroom that link to the work place.

Immersing ourselves in five days of discussion, debate and lived experiences at the Labour Party Conference 2021

The Labour Party Conference (#LAB21) took place in Brighton from the 25th – 29th September. Being the first full conference since the 2019 General Election (where the party suffered its biggest defeat since WW2) it offered an urgent opportunity for the party to come together to challenge, debate and decide on their future goals.

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