• David Laws and Natalie Perera, Executive chairman and Executive director, Education Policy Institute

    I’m at the new Education Policy Institute offices at 9am on a sweltering Monday to meet its executive chairman, the former Liberal Democrat schools minister David Laws, and Natalie Perera, an ex-civil servant turned executive director. I’m envisioning some kind of breakfast banter over croissants, a la Richard and Judy, or maybe more Fern and

    9.00 Jun. 26th, 2018 | Features

  • Revealed: How Gove was forced to create UTCs

    As education secretary, Michael Gove was forced to create university technology colleges by George Osborne and David Cameron, a former senior minister has revealed. David Laws, a Liberal Democrat who served as schools minister in the coalition government from 2012 to 2015, told Schools Week that Gove “never liked” the policy, but had it “imposed”

    11.30 Feb. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Access to the best secondary schools 'hasn't improved since 2010'

    Access to high-performing secondary schools has not improved since 2010, and has become more geographically unequal, according to a report by the Education Policy Institute. The think-tank compared the availability of places in “high-performing secondary schools” – those with good value-added scores over a four-year period. It found that around a fifth of local authority

    0.01 Dec. 21st, 2017 | News