The skills minister was in the news again for lambasting the careers advice that students were getting at school whilst praising the advice offered in colleges. He felt that students weren’t getting enough good careers advice on skills and apprenticeships. Read more.
Meanwhile Esme Winch, the managing director of NCFE, wrote about a post-Brexit UK and the key role schools will play in offering technical education options to young people looking to broaden their employment or study options. Let’s hope the careers advice improves then!
Esme also wrote about the schools national funding formula and the second stage of consultation which sets out further details on proposals to move from local authorities setting local funding levels to a national funding formula in 2018. The government are inviting views on the proposals and Esme encouraged readers to get involved.