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Julie Champions Technical Schools


On Monday I urged the new Secretary of State for Education to invest in technical schools and technical and vocational qualifications. I also asked her directly how the Government’s proposed plans to introduce grammar schools would improve the skills gap that currently exists in the UK.  I said the following:


“I would like to congratulate the young people in my constituency who have been successful in their GCSE and A-level results this year. There is no shortage nationwide in access to excellent academic education. Our world-leading universities are welcoming more students from this country than ever before. However, we are not so good at providing access to technical and vocational qualifications, and employers across the length and breadth of this country are crying out for those skills. How exactly will introducing more grammar schools improve this situation?”


You can see my question and the Secretary of State’s response on Parliament TV at (please copy and paste the link): http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/3d664090-5337-4174-a0f5-a55c12048770?in=17:06:40&out=17:07:55

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