Gemma Gathercole

  • Other people’s children: What happens to those in the bottom 50% academically?

    Whenever I hear the phrase “other people’s children”, I cringe, largely because what follows is a series of generalisations on a phase of education that is not universally understood. So, despite my apprehension before starting this review, I am happy to report it was unfounded. What becomes clear even from the first chapter is that

    5.00 Jun. 24th, 2018 | Reviews

  • The schools’ guide to apprenticeship reforms is out - what does it mean for you?

    Ahead of some major changes to the way apprenticeships are funded in May this year, the DfE have published the ‘Schools’ guide to apprenticeship reforms’, here’s our quick guide to what you need to know. What are the changes to apprenticeships this spring? As part of its ongoing reform programme for apprenticeships outlined in ‘English

    17.20 Mar. 14th, 2017 | Opinion

  • What are ‘T-Levels’?

    Following the Treasury’s announcement of additional budget funding for technical education, ‘T-levels’ have been touted as the new alternative to A-Levels, but what exactly are they? Technical qualifications expert Gemma Gathercole explains 1. What are ‘T-Levels’? ‘T-Levels’ is the name that has been given by the media to government’s planned overhaul of technical education. Between now

    12.30 Mar. 6th, 2017 | Opinion