Labour announced its education manifesto today.
Here’s the full list of pledges:
– All secondary school and college pupils will get guaranteed face-to-face advice from trained careers advisers, beginning at the age of 11.
– Integrated advice will ensure teenagers learn about high quality apprenticeships and technical degrees as well as traditional academic routes into universities. Schools will be held to account for the programmes they offer.
– Reverse the Government’s decision to scrap compulsory work experience for 14 to 16-year-olds.
– Restore the role of Sure Start as family hubs in communities.
– Deliver smaller class sizes for five, six and seven-year-olds, paid for by ending the wasteful free schools programme.
– Tackle underachievement with new directors of school standards to support local schools.
– Ensure all teachers become qualified and introduce new master teachers who are subject experts and specialist in classroom discipline.
– Build a gold-standard vocational route through education and into the workplace with a technical baccalaureate, compulsory English and maths to 18.
– Guarantee an apprenticeship for every school leaver who gets the grades.