Commenting on the appointment of Keith Malthouse as the new Education Secretary, Baker Dearing Educational Foundationt chief executive Simon Connell said:
“We welcome Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister and the appointment of Keith Malthouse as Education Secretary. They will both have to ease up as schools, including our network of around 50 university technical colleges, face serious challenges. Rising costs, challenges in delivering T Levels and ongoing reforms to under 16 education are all taking a toll on teachers’ time, resources and stress.
“If we want to build an ‘Aspiration Nation’ with high-paying jobs that make the best use of the country’s vast talent pool, we must open people’s eyes to the benefits of a technical education.” This means more meetings between employers and students and the return of technical subjects to the curriculum.
“Increasing costs, challenges in delivering T levels and ongoing reforms to under 16 education are all taking a toll on teachers’ time, resources and stress levels.”
–Simon Connell, Baker Dearing Education Foundation
“It also means promoting existing technical education routes for young people, including to university technical schools across the country.
Connell concludes: “We look forward to working with Liz Truss and Keith Malthouse to deliver these important goals and make Britain work.”
Malthouse leads the Department for Education at a tumultuous time when the cost of living crisis is challenging schools, parents and students. The topic of gymnasiums was raised by the new prime minister, the extension of the school day and a possible change in the cost of admission to universities. In addition to this, there is the possibility of teacher strikes.
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