Academy schools and the first 100 days of Cameron’s Majority Conservative Government

  by Jodie Pennacchia The University of Nottingham conference What’s New About ‘Blue-Collar Conservatism’?  The First 100 Days of Cameron’s Majority Conservative Government was a thought-provoking start to the new academic year.  For those of us with an interest in education policy it provided an opportunity to explore what is unfolding and what we might expect …

#100DAYSCONF AT A GLANCE

By Rupal Patel & Elena Genova The International Centre for Public and Social Policy organised a conference on the 4th of September at the University of Nottingham entitled ‘What’s New About ‘Blue-Collar Conservatism’? The First 100 Days of Cameron’s Majority Conservative Government’. Dr Simon Roberts’ welcome stressed the fact that ever since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s …

The Participation Age and the Promise of a Better Future

By Stefanie Williamson With the ‘Increasing opportunities for young people and helping them to achieve their potential’ policy in full effect this year, the government has raised the participation age and young people leaving year 11 will now be required to stay in some form of education or training until the age of 18. But, …