Education secretary outlines vision for next five years.

‘A new white paper unveiled this morning by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has spelled out her vision for the next five years.

The report set wide ranging ambitions for schools and 16 to 19 providers, including closer tracking of English and maths progress, an expansion of University Technical Colleges (UTCs), more curriculum stability, better careers advice and improved provision for students with special needs.

It said: “For 16-19 providers, we will introduce new headline performance measures from this year.

“These will look at the progress (including specifically in English and maths for students who have not already achieved a good pass at GCSE), attainment and retention of students.

“We are also working with HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions to improve the data we publish on students’ destinations after leaving education.

“This will show how well schools and colleges set pupils up to succeed and whether they are guiding them to make the right choices.”’ – FE Week


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