March 18, 2014

Concern over boys not taking languages

March 18, 2014

There is concern over female participation rates in science, but gender disparities need to be addressed in many subjects, for example, boys make up just 29% of English A-level students. Read the full Guardian article.

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March 11, 2014

State of school governance survey launched today

March 11, 2014

National Governors’ Association, with the University of Bath and charity the Education and Employers Taskforce have launched a survey into the state of school governance. Nick Chambers, Director of the Education and Employers Taskforce, said; “With schools becoming increasing autonomous the role of the governing body becomes ever more important. I would encourage all serving […]

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March 10, 2014

‘Your Guide to Apprenticeships’ published

March 10, 2014

The Association of School and Colleges Leaders (ASCL) and Inspiring the Future have teamed up to create ‘Your Guide to Apprenticeships’ for teachers. ASCL has worked with the Education and Employers Taskforce (the charity behind Inspiring the Future), the National Apprenticeships Service and employer organisations to help teachers and their students navigate this complex area. […]

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March 7, 2014

Justine Thornton, Environmental Barrister and wife of Ed Miliband Leader of the Labour Party, visits Parliament Hill School for Inspiring Women campaign

March 7, 2014

Justine Thornton, Environmental Barrister and wife of Ed Miliband Leader of the Labour Party, visited Parliament Hill Girls School on 7 March to do Inspiring Women campaign ‘career speed networking’ with 40 girls and eight other female lawyers. She said about the Inspiring Women campaign event: “It was a privilege to mark International Women’s Day […]

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March 6, 2014

Inspiring Women campaign ‘career speed networking’ with pupils at Central Foundation Girls School

March 6, 2014

This week Rushanara Ali, Bow and Bethnal Green MP and Shadow Education Minister took part in an Inspiring Women campaign ‘career speed networking’ with pupils at Central Foundation Girls School, Bow in the deprived East End of London on 6th March ahead of International Women’s Day. Six women from diverse organisations talked honestly about their […]

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March 3, 2014

Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week unveiled 22-26 September 2014

March 3, 2014

A national campaign is being launched to encourage young people to learn languages at school and understand how language skills impact on their job prospects. Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week is taking place 22-26 September 2014 and seeks to get 100s of schools and employers involved across England. Nick Chambers, from charity the Education […]

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February 27, 2014

Up to the Job? More apprentices would boost GDP £4bn a year

February 27, 2014

Increasing the number of apprentices in England to catch up with similar economies would boost Britain’s GDP by £4bn a year, according to the think tank Demos. A new report for National Apprenticeship Week argues that raising apprentice levels by up to 300,000 required to match other G20 countries would help bridge the productivity gap […]

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February 19, 2014

Do parents’ occupations impact on student performance? OECD research

February 19, 2014

Students whose parents work in professional occupations generally outperform other students in mathematics, while students whose parents work in elementary occupations tend to underachieve compared to their peers. However, the strength of the relationship between parents’ occupations and student performance varies considerably across countries: for example, when it comes to mathematics performance, the children of […]

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February 13, 2014

‘Apprenticeship talks in every school’ pledge

February 13, 2014

On the 13th February national charity Inspiring the Future hosted an Apprenticeship Careers Fair at City Hall. London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed Apprentices from a wide range of sectors and 200 school pupils. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Inspiring the Future gives young people an invaluable insight into a range of careers and […]

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February 11, 2014

The Character and Resilience Manifesto is out!

February 11, 2014

Britain’s schools must be “more than just exam factories”, a cross-party parliamentary group says. It argues that more importance should be given to the development of “character and resilience” schools should make it part of their “core business” to nurture pupils’ self-belief, perseverance and ability to bounce back from set-backs. The Character and Resilience Manifesto […]

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