Recent years have seen the launch of several important commissions, committees and working groups aimed at transforming England’s education system. These have been led by some of the most highly-respected professionals in the sector. To drive change forward, I recently chaired a webinar bringing together the leaders of some of these groups to share their incredible work.
Carrying out deep dive research into the current state of affairs, these commissions have gathered evidence from employers, young people, parents, teachers, creative industry representatives and many other stakeholders. The consensus is clear: the education system is not effectively preparing young people for the future. In fact, in many cases, it is actively setting them up to fail. So what practical steps can we take to change this?