Government should reform technical education and allow schools to select pupils to send the message that this type of eudcation is “a valuable pathway for those with a real flair for it”, reports Schools Week.
The recommendation comes from ‘Technically Gifted’, a new report from Toby Young published by the Centre for Policy Studies, in which Young argues selection would allow students with an interest in practical courses to study them, rather than the current situation whereby technical schools are seen as “dumping grounds” for less academically able students.
TES also quoted the report’s foreward – written by Nick Timothy, former joint chief of staff to Theresa May – which notes that the roll out of T-levels has been slow and that “more needs to be done if we are to have the kind of technical education the country needs”.
‘Technically Gifted’ is available to download from the CPS website.
Date Added: Wednesday 15th August 2018