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  1. Better late than never, Lord Baker!

    Lord Baker, the former Education Minister, is now Chair of the Edge Foundation which exists to promote the value of vocational education. His recent conversion to the value of careers and work-related education is to be welcomed. As chief architect of England’s first National Curriculum, he notoriously ignored employer and...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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