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Careers guidance in schools

Since September 2013, local authority maintained schools have been under a duty to provide impartial careers guidance to pupils from Years 8 to 13 (ages 12-18). The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance (most recently updated in March 2015) for maintained schools on their duty to provide careers guidance. The statutory dut...
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Sex and relationship education

To kick off our new bite-size series covering education policy, we start with Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). This is a timely topic in light of a new bid to force the government to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in schools. What is SRE? Sex and relationship education (SRE) is aimed at helping and supporting youn...
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The London Challenge

Gabriel Heller Sahlgren, PhD student at LSE and Political Science and Director of Research, Centre for the Study of Market Reform in Education (CMRE), shares his thoughts on one of the most talked about issues in education. 'The London Challenge' a policy designed to create a "step change" in the performance of London secondary schools.  An im...
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14 large (and small) ways artificial intelligence could transform teaching and learning

"The education system needs to ensure that it reflects the needs of the future, and prepares children for life with AI and for a labour market whose needs may well be unpredictable." In its report, AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able? , the House of Lords Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) considered how this technology will affect many as...
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