Ensuring excellent teachers in every classroom

Today, the government has announced new plans to ensure there are excellent teachers in every classroom across the UK. They have said every teacher in the country will have access to free high-quality, ongoing training. Government-accredited training programmes, National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), will continue to be free for the next two academic

Young Everyman Playhouse graduates star in new dark comedy

Graduates of the award-winning Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) will take centre stage in the world premiere of a brand new coming of age play in June.  ‘Our Town Needs a Nandos’, written by Samantha O’Rourke, deals with sexuality, female friendship, threats to young women, class, relationships and explores the hearts and

New funding for schools to improve education

Today, the Government have said pupils in the most disadvantaged schools will now benefit from high quality, specialised STEM teaching.  This is following a £60 million investment to attract and retain the top teaching talent.  Significant new payments for teachers of STEM subjects in disadvantaged areas, alongside funding for over 1,400 schools

Government aim to boost education standards with new Schools Bill

Today, the government published a new Schools Bill which they hope will raise education standards across the country, increase attendance in schools and improve safeguarding for children wherever they are educated. The Department for Education said the Bill will pave the way for all schools to join a strong multi-academy trust.  It

Businesses asked to Give an Hour to inspire young people

Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company has re-launched its successful campaign to encourage businesses to make a difference to the futures of young people in Liverpool City Region. Due to the pandemic the Give an Hour initiative had to be put on hold - but now Growth Platform’s Careers