‘Why schools are perfect places for apprenticeships’

Taking on apprentices can be a way to create exciting opportunities and intricately develop schools’ involvement in teacher training, writes one leading headteacher There’s a lot of talk about apprenticeships at the moment, including the dreaded apprenticeship...

‘First teaching apprenticeship planned’

‘Win-win’ scheme aims to boost recruitment and attract people from less affluent backgrounds to the teaching profession Headteachers are to ask the government to tackle staffing shortages by approving the first apprenticeship for teachers. The scheme would...

‘Level three vocational route on rise as A-levels fall’

The number of 19-year-olds gaining level three through A-levels has fallen for the first time in seven years, while the figures for those achieving the same standard through vocational routes continues to rise. The proportion for A-levels fell by 0.3 per cent last...

‘Scrap the national curriculum at age 14’

The national curriculum should finish at the age of 14, in order to give teenagers time to prepare for the work place, a report by the House of Lords has said. According to the Committee on Social Mobility, young people should be able to choose before the age of...

‘English GCSEs could be made harder for students’

The shakeup would be designed to make grades more comparable across subjects. English GCSEs could be made harder to ensure fewer students get top marks under proposals by the exams regulator, Ofqual. This would mean around a quarter of pupils taking these exams could...