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Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

A number of prominent education professionals have called for the government’s GCSE English and Maths resit policy to be changed at a meeting hosted by the TES and UKFEchat.

The group discussed the future of post-16 English and maths at length, and the overriding opinion was that although current policy regarding mandatory English and maths training is the correct strategy, it was felt that practitioners should be able to make a judgement as to whether GCSE is the most appropriate route. The group hope that a change could be implemented before the 2017-2018 academic year.

Attendees of the event included representatives from:

  • Colleges (both leaders and tutors)
  • AoC
  • The Education and Training Foundation
  • Ofsted
  • AELP
  • NUS students’ union
  • Learning and Work Institute