Education - school

Employers commonly bemoan the education system’s failure to prepare young people with the skills and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work. Work experience is one of the best ways for young people still at school to prepare for the challenges that starting work will bring.


IT skills plan targets employers, universities and schools

14 Jun 2005

The employer-led agency e-skills UK has unveiled a nationwide plan to train more people in IT to close the UK's productivity gap.

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Students from top state schools face university black list

31 May 2005

A top university has drawn up a list of high-performing state schools whose pupils face being denied places because of 'positive discrimination', according to the Sunday Times.

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Schools may close half a day a week

26 Apr 2005

Cash shortfalls may cause schools to close half a day a week, headteachers warn

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Joint venture

26 Apr 2005

Only by working together can employers and educators provide school leavers with the right skills and aptitude to be a success at work, says Stephanie Sparrow

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Army official says lack of intelligence explains suicidal tendencies

22 Mar 2005

Senior officer causes outrage over suicidal tendencies of Army's new recruits.

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BCC says extra language investment for schools is not enough

11 Mar 2005

The British Chambers of Commerce has warned that greater investment on language learning in schools will not stop young people leaving school without the necessary language skills for business.

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Can we close the qualifications gap?

1 Feb 2005

There can be few employers who are unaware that the lack of basic qualifications is proving a hindrance to productivity

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Employers want more vocational education

1 Feb 2005

Employer groups are renewing calls for better vocational provision in schools as the Government prepares to issue its education White Paper on the Tomlinson recommendations for the reform of 14-19 qualifications

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Employers urge Chancellor to improve teaching at school

2 Dec 2004

Employers have called on Chancellor Gordon Brown to improve teaching in schools rather than use business to deliver basic skills...

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Government plans to give young people lessons in enterprising

17 Nov 2004

Young people are to be given the opportunity to develop enterprise skills such as innovation, creativity, risk management and business...

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Prince Charles launches £5m employment scheme for disadvantaged youngsters

5 Nov 2004

The Prince of Wales has launched a £5m scheme to help poorly qualified school leavers find work. Four pilot projects...

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Training news

26 Oct 2004

This week's training news

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Experts split over education reforms

26 Oct 2004

Mike Tomlinson’s report into the state of 14-19 education was published last week. Its main recommendation was replacing GCSE’s and...

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Business unconvinced that exam reforms would boost skills

18 Oct 2004

The CBI has warned the Government that business is still to be convinced that reforming the exam system would raise...

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Diploma could replace A-levels and GCSEs within 10 years

18 Oct 2004

A-levels and GCSEs should be replaced by a diploma system within the next decade, according to a major report into...

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