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Assessment and oracy press coverage, home and away

Testing the Water coverage abroad We are delighted that Testing The Water – our report on assessment with Pearson, has attracted attention from overseas. Last week, London-based Chilean journalist Mónica Pérez from the news channel T13 interviewed Will Millard about curriculum and assessment reforms in England. In the segment Will explains that while reforms in England …

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Oracy: Why I left the Speaking Up For Speaking event buzzing

Events in the Commons’ committee rooms invariably concern important issues, but are sometimes a little…. stuffy. Our recent event with Emma Hardy MP-  “#speakingup”  was different, and there are five main reasons I thought it was both unique and successful. It’d be great to see more events following these principles. 1. The fantastic speakers included …

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Discussing young people’s mental health: Schools’ Week highlights our roundtable

We recently worked with Minds Ahead to host a much-needed roundtable in Parliament to discuss the gaps in mental health support for young people. Schools’ Week’s recent report draws attention to sector experts’ comments about a lack of sufficient professional expertise in regards to young people’s mental health, meaning that schools and young people are …

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Reducing School Exclusions: Schools Week highlights our recommendations

Our recent submission to Parliament’s Education Select Committee’s enquiry on school exclusions was highlighted in Schools Week. Vulnerable pupils can be difficult to support in mainstream schools and too often schools feel they have little alternative but to exclude them, particularly at times when waiting lists for mental health referrals can stretch to 18 months. …

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