Prepared for life, not just exams

A group of school leaders have written to new Education Secretary, Kit Malthouse, urging him to reform England’s ‘outdated educational model’ and to address the growing skills shortages, reports Nicole Weinstein in Children and Young People Now.

Led by Alice Barnard, chief executive of education organisation the Edge Foundation, the letter calls for a long-term education strategy that “brings together education at all levels” and “tackles educational inequalities”.

Among the key recommendations for system reform include the move away from ‘prioritising a knowledge-heaving curriculum and assessment system’, toward providing students with ‘essential, transferable skills’ such as creativity, problem-solving and team-work, with links to employers and ‘real-world’ events.

Such transferable skills – including risk awareness and decision-making, are exactly what the 360 platform is working to provide.

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