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  1. The Inspiration Vision

    You'll get a lot of pleasure from reading Thomas Staunton's 'Running in a forest' blog. In a recent entry, he points out the shortcomings of Michael Gove's simplistic and one-dimensional careers role models policy. Is the policy a thinly-veiled attempt to get employers to pay for what was once funded out...

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  2. Expanding Future Frontiers

    Focused mentoring is a strategy for raising the aspirations of disadvantaged young people. Today I had the pleasure of going along to the newly-established Oasis Academy in Lambeth to see a coaching session in action organised by Future Frontiers for under-achieving Year 7 students. Future Frontiers was set up by...

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  3. Raising aspirations through IAG

    Congratulations to Youth Connexions Hertfordshire for organising a successful conference for local education and training providers this week. The theme was ‘Raising Aspirations through IAG’. Speakers, workshop presenters and participants emphasised the importance of closing the achievement gap and raising aspirations for all. They challenged the notion that young people,...

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