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Crystal ball gazing – education sector

16 01.20

So just how different will things be in 2020? At the moment we have the same Ministerial team back at their desks and the agenda seems to be much the same.  Funding remains the big issue in education. Away from funding, there’s the familiar 3As of school accountability, the apprenticeship levy, and the Augar recommendations, all needing attention. But on the other hand, the largest party may be the new ‘workers party’ more interested in skills and training. The new intake of MPs is certainly more diverse. The CDI is promoting change and re-focus in a series of meetings with DfE and CEC colleagues later this week. We are also starting to talk about a new APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) focusing on career development.