Commenting on Kit Malthouse’s appointment as the new education secretary, Baker Dearing Educational Trust chief executive Simon Connell said:
“We welcome Liz Truss as the new prime minister and Kit Malthouse’s appointment as education secretary. They will both have to knuckle down as schools, including our network of around 50 University Technical Colleges, are facing serious challenges. Spiralling costs, issues around delivering T-levels, and the ongoing reforms to pre-16 education are all taking their toll on educators’ time, resources, and stress levels.
“If we are to build an ‘Aspiration Nation,’ with high-paying jobs making best use of the country’s huge reserves of talent, we must open peoples’ eyes to the benefits of technical education. That means more encounters between employers and school pupils and bringing technical subjects back into the curriculum..
‘Spiralling costs, issues around delivering T-levels, and the ongoing reforms to pre-16 education are all taking their toll on educators’ time, resources, and stress levels’.
–Simon Connell, Baker Dearing Educational Trust
“It also means promoting the existing technical education routes for young people, including the University Technical Colleges across the country.
Connell concludes: “we look forward to working with Liz Truss and Kit Malthouse to achieve these important goals and Get Britain Working.”
Malthouse leads the Department for Education at a tumultuous time with the cost-of-living crisis challenging schools, parents’, and students. The issue of grammar schools has been raised by the new Prime Minister, longer school days and a possible change in university admission charges. Added to that there is the likelihood of a rash of teacher strikes.
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