Today marks the start of the 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). Its aim is to bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships and to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career.
October was not without its communications disasters. There was newly ennobled Shami Chakrabarti’s embarrassing attempt to defend her party’s opposition to grammar schools while having to admit she paid for her own child to be educated privately...
Some people don’t have to wait for April to experience their cruellest month. March turned out to be pretty torrid for the secretary of state for education, largely because of continued negative reaction to her white paper.
February was a busy month for education correspondents. Anger over the introduction of baseline testing, frustration over school admissions and the growing teacher recruitment crisis ensured education headlines occasionally interrupted the endless coverage of Dave, Boris and Brexit.