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Sir Gus creates a buzz in school visit

  • 5 Dec 2011

The country’s top civl servant, Sir Gus O’Donnell, spoke at Goffs School in Waltham as part of the new Speakers for Schools initiative. Read the story – Sir Gus creates …

New members Taskforce Expert Group on Research

  • 30 Nov 2011

The Education and Employers Taskforce Expert Group on Research has three new members: Dr Tricia Le Gallais (Birmingham City University), Tami McCrone (National Foundation for Educational Research) and Zamila Bunglawala …

Social mobility lagging behind other nations

  • 28 Nov 2011

Social mobility in the UK is lagging behind other nations, says a major new Sutton Trust report. Life chances remain stubbornly linked to your parent’s education. Read the full Telegraph …

Labour backs Ebbac to boost languages study

  • 28 Nov 2011

Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg backs the English Baccalaureate (Ebbac) to boost languages study, despite what Labour refers to as the associated ‘set of negatives’. Read the full Guardian article.

Speak up article about charity launch

  • 24 Nov 2011

The (NAHT) Leadership Focus magazine latest issue carries a ‘Speak up’ article about the launch of charity Speakers for Schools. Read the National Association of Headteachers’ full article.

Young peoples’ career aspirations aged 10-14

  • 17 Nov 2011

Louise Archer, Professor of Sociology of Education at King’s College London, spoke at a free Taskforce research seminar about young peoples’ career aspirations aged 10 – 14. She shared the …

Why are under 25s hardest hit by unemployment?

  • 16 Nov 2011

Professor John Van Reenen, Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, describes growing youth unemployment as “a long running problem, rather than something that has just happened”. …

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