Education & Arts
Education & Arts
Shaping education policies which value excellence and are relevant for the 21st Century student.
Watching the Watchmen
Watching the Watchmen calls for a fundamental change in the power relationship between schools and Ofsted. It calls for lesson observations to be ditched,for Ofsted to consider abolishing or radically reducing the number of inspectors contracted to private companies and for inspectors to have relevant and recent teaching experience. It also proposes a new two-stage inspection process that will allow more resources to be focused on struggling schools.
Centres of Excellence?
The role of Children’s Centres in early intervention
Centres of Excellence? argues that in a time of stretched budgets, supporting high quality care for children from deprived backgrounds offers greater value for money than subsidies to the richest parents. It also argues that the government is right to allow childcare to be delivered in a range of settings, rather than just Children’s Centres.
Jonathan Simons appointed Head of Education at PX
Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Simons as our new Head of Education. Simons is one of the most influential thinkers on education policy, having served under the administrations of both Gordon Brown and David Cameron as first Senior Policy Adviser and then Head of Education within the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit between 2007 and 2011. Read full press release
Teach First adopts PX recommendation to extend to early years
Childcare minister Elizabeth Truss has announced that Teach First will be opened up to would-be early educators, a recommendation Policy Exchange first made in our January report Quality Childcare.