If you don’t make it work, the big bad monster will take it away – David Laws at Wellington

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This is a continuation of my previous report on The Festival of Education at Wellington College. You can read part one about Sir Michael Wilshaw’s speech here and part two about mainly Steve Munby on Leadership of the Future here.

Session 4 was David Laws talking on ‘Aspirations for English education in 2020’.

Laws said a number of things that Wilshaw had started with, a number of things that were inarguable, and a number of things that were fairly dull in character. He also promoted the Liberal Democrats role in promoting education policy that benefits the poorest.

Laws started by expressing that the UK is not going to be able to compete without the development of competitive skills. People who fail to attain these skills are unlikely to be employed – or will be in temporary employment or low paid employment. He said therefore, that improvements in education are…

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