Robert Halfon, the chair of the commons education select committee, is going to explain his vision for the future of further education and social justice this morning. What is social justice? GOV.UK has explained that social justice is how we can help people who may be disadvantaged turn their lives around. This is also about … Continue reading Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice
Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, has released its annual report, showing that there is a lack in skills in maths, languages and digital technology. The report also shows that 50% of secondary schools and 70% of primary schools have been judged as good to excellent this academic year. Digital skills The education … Continue reading Estyn’s report on pupil progress
Hello all! It’s Laura here, the Apprentice Research Assistant at CASCAID, and I have some very interesting news about school funding…..... I have recently read many news articles reporting that schools are not getting enough funding to give students the facilities that they need. As an adult who has recently finished college this year, I feel … Continue reading School Funding and Rebellious Head Teachers
The leaves are turning yellow and falling from the trees, and so that can only mean two things - the central heating needs to go on, and it must the political party conference season! I will be looking at the three main parties education pledges over the coming weeks. So let’s start with Labour As … Continue reading Conference Season – Labour’s Education Plans
When I was at school, I was often told by my parents and other relatives that your school years will be the best years of your life. I do indeed have fond memories of primary school, even the not so pleasant moments bring back a few smiles. The best part of primary school for me … Continue reading Would children be better prepared for work if schools focus more on fun and engaging lessons?
Are you or your students a budding young writer? Have you or your students got a good understanding of language, have a rich imagination and excellent attention to detail? There are lots of opportunities to write for a living, one of the routes that can be taken is to become a fiction or non-fiction author. … Continue reading Career of the week – Author
At CASCAiD, we have recently employed an apprentice in our Customer Service Team. We have decided to showcase Liam’s journey as an Apprentice to highlight how learning and gaining experience in a workplace can help young people to build up valuable skills, experience and knowledge. Liam Faulkner is completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship at CASCAiD … Continue reading CASCAiD introduces a new apprentice!
One of the five themes of this year’s National Careers Week is Career Pathways. This has been a highly talked about topic recently as high tuition fees for university courses has caused many young people and adults to re think their next steps and many are choosing a vocational route into careers over the more … Continue reading National Careers Week- Career Pathways
National Careers Week provides the perfect opportunity for the whole school to promote careers to all students. Young people can start exploring future jobs and understanding the types of jobs that are now available in the ever changing work environment many people work in. With Kudos Key Stage 4 students can input their interests to generate … Continue reading National Careers Week- Future Jobs
Becoming digitally literate is more and more important for an increasing number of careers. It is estimated that 90% of UK jobs require some level of IT competency. Therefore by not learning key digital skills you could be pushing yourself out of the already competitive race to gain sustainable employment. The government has introduced computing … Continue reading National Careers Week – Digital Literacy