More broadly, we would want to see education reform go further with braver changes to our curriculum, such as introducing a broader baccalaureate to ensure that students have access to a wider set of subjects and skills up to the age of 18. The skills shortages we are facing are wide-ranging as we highlight in our regular skills shortage bulletins. We need an education system that can match this challenge.
We are also concerned at the lack of detail surrounding this policy. In particular, the Government must urgently clarify how it intends to address the shortage of maths teachers to ensure that this policy can be effectively delivered.