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The ‘Success Illusion’ – Helping Youth Overcome Setbacks

The ‘Success Illusion’ – Helping Youth Overcome Setbacks I recently ran a workshop in partnership with author and coach David Shindler on ‘Igniting Your Potential’. We delivered this for members of JCI Bradford (network of young leaders and entrepreneurs), to help them to understand how they have motivated themselves and accomplished their goals in their past and […]

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One Statistic = EMA’s Demise

Another day, another research figure tweaked and/or misinterpreted… So, the education select committee has stated that the decision to scrap the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) was perhaps a bit rushed!! Interestingly, a key statistic is again at the heart of this argument. The suggested 90% of students who would have studied anyway was Michael Gove’s […]

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The answer to no jobs? More apprenticeships of course!

Employment Minister Chris Grayling has reacted to yesterday’s news of the increase in youth unemployment. He has a great solution to the lack of jobs for our next generation of workers and that is ‘increasing the number of apprenticeships and work experience opportunities’ (Children & Young People Now, 13th April 2011). A few weeks ago […]

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Fancy a vocational course? don’t bother

At least that is the message that is apparently due to emerge from a forthcoming report by Professor Alison Wolf, who has been asked by Michael Gove to ‘investigate how practical education can be improved’. This review has concluded that over 167,000 young people in England are studying vocational courses that will not result in […]

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