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UTCs: Who’s Going and Why Should We Care?

The Baker Dearing Trust’s call for University Technical Colleges to recruit ‘best-fit’ pupils has rightly been criticised for promoting selection. However, formally sanctioned selection is not the only form of pupil sorting. Recent research demonstrates the need to examine UTC’s existing, albeit organic, pupil selection and how this impacts on outcomes. The UTC model, in …

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Stepping back from the brink: LKMco welcomes Queens Speech grammars back-track

LKMco welcomes the government’s decision to “step back from the brink” on grammars by omitting legislation on grammar schools from the Queens’ Speech. Speaking in response to the news, Director Loic Menzies said: “We welcome the government’s decision to step back from the brink. All the evidence shows that opening new grammar schools would be …

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