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Baker Dearing welcomes new skills minister

Following the appointment of Luke Hall MP as Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, Baker Dearing Educational Trust Director of Education and Innovation Kate Ambrosi commented: “We welcome Luke Hall’s appointment as skills minister which comes at a critical time for the education sector. Rising costs are piling the pressure on providers, especially those […]

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Birmingham UTC receives top-of-the-line jewellers’ equipment for new Goldsmiths’ Institute

Aston University Engineering Academy (AEUA) has taken delivery of top-of-the-line equipment for its new jewellery designer-maker training facility. Several tool boxes containing industry-standard equipment have been gifted by the Leopard Institute, a group of top jewellers who work to preserve the skills and craftsmanship of the British jewellery industry and mentor young people entering the […]

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School leader coach Kath Curry: “In education, a structured development pathway is notably absent, hindering leaders’ potential.”

Kath Curry provides leadership and performance development for headteachers and senior leadership teams and has worked with multiple leaders across the UTC programme. Is the education sector paying enough attention to school leadership? In the 2023 Wellbeing Index Report, an alarming 89% of education senior leaders confessed to stress, soaring to a staggering 95% for headteachers. […]

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Lord Baker: “The next Education Secretary will have to overcome opposition to reform.”

Today headteachers and principals must be prepared to react to or instigate dramatic change in their school. This includes changes to regulations, with Ofsted and the Department for Education currently reforming inspections in response to the tragic death of Ruth Perry. School leaders must also keep up with changing demands from employers, who expect young […]

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Baker Dearing comments on destination data being removed from ILR

Following a decision by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to remove the requirement for post-16 education settings to provide student destination data as part of the Individualised Student Record, Baker Dearing Educational Trust Chief Executive Simon Connell has called for the decision to be removed… Simon told the education news publication FE Week:   […]

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