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Today’s Education in the Media looks at a letter being sent out by Lord Agnew, reminding schools of their responsibilities under the Baker Clause.

Baker Clause and T Levels

Today, Friday 7 February, Schools Minister Lord Agnew will be sending a letter to the headteachers of all maintained secondary schools and academies in England urging them to take action this coming term to comply with the Baker Clause. 

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The Baker Clause requires schools to publish a policy statement setting out the opportunities for providers of technical education and apprenticeships to visit their school to talk to pupils.

School Systems Minister Lord Agnew said:

Our reforms to technical education will provide clearer, high quality choices meaning the training and qualifications available provide a world class alternative to traditional academic routes.

T Levels are launching in September this year, offering high-quality technical alternatives to A levels. It is more important than ever that headteachers give their pupils the chance to talk with providers so they are able to work out whether a technical education might be right for them.

We have a responsibility to make sure that young people are able to make informed choices based on their aptitudes and ambitions. This will give them the chance to realise their full potential.

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