Education or Vocation, a Divide?

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The Government and sector leaders have given increasing focus to the question of vocational qualifications in the education system. Government plans to reform the FE sector and post-16 system via the introduction of ‘T-Levels’, and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, will in theory put vocational qualifications on more of an equal footing with traditional academic A-Levels. The perception that …

Social Mobility Action Plan Announcement

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Tes has been made aware that the DfE is expected to target the opening of new free schools in the bottom third of the country in terms of educational standards. Tes understands the government’s forthcoming Social Mobility Action Plan will state that the majority of central government free schools will be in poorer performing areas. There is an expectation that …

Lenehan Review calls for Local SEND Provision

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Around 6,000 children are educated in 334 residential special schools and colleges, in the state, non-maintained and independent sectors. These placements cost an estimated £500m per annum and typically cater for those with the highest needs, This prompted the Lenehan Review for the DfE that has been published in the context of the implementation of the Children and Families Act …

DfE launches new academy funding round

Tom Legge Schools

This week, the DfE opened applications for the MAT Development and Improvement Fund (MDIF). This new funding is designed to support two particular types of applicant: Those aiming to form a new multi-academy trust (MAT) of at least two schools Existing trusts aiming to take on at least two additional schools Within these broad groups, priority will be given to …

A level results

A-Levels 2017, Reforms and Results

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  Yesterday, A-Level students received the fruition of their two years of work. This year is particularly significant given that it is the first set of results since the 2015 reforms introduced in a number of subjects in 2015. The main feature of these reforms is the complete separation of the AS and A Levels. Before 2015 AS Level exams …

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Minding the Gap

PAG Staff Government reporting

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a report examining the progress made by disadvantaged, pupil premium, pupils in attainment. The headline finding is that while there has been a narrowing of the attainment gap, this has happened at a very slow rate. The most disadvantaged pupils are now on average 19.3 months behind their peers, narrowed by only three …

New Website

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Welcome to the first iteration of the Premier Advisory Group website. You can find out more about what we do by visiting the following sites: Premier New Schools Premier Early Years Coda Consultants