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The Times Education Commission: report findings

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Join us on the evening of Thursday, June 30 to hear details of the findings from The Times Education Commission hosted by the chair, Rachel Sylvester, columnist, The Times.

The Times Education Commission was created to examine the future of education in light of the Covid crisis, declining social mobility, new technology and the changing nature of work. This year-long project set up in June 2021 has considered what can be done to ensure against a ‘lost generation’, how to resolve the problems with underperformance in key areas around the UK and the skills that need to be taught in schools to help set children up for the working world.

Taking expert evidence from leading figures from the worlds of business, science, culture and the arts, as well as politics and education, the commission publishes its final report on June 16.

Joining Rachel Sylvester, to discuss key points from the report are three commission members including:

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria Founder of Cobra Beer, president of the CBI and chancellor of Birmingham University
  • Lucy Kellaway OBE - a British journalist turned teacher. She became a trainee teacher in a secondary school in 2017 and she is a co-founder of the educational charity Now Teach.
  • Michael Morpurgo OBE FRSL FKC - an author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse. Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate, from 2003 to 2005.
  • Sir Anthony Seldon - deputy chairman of The Times Education Commission. A contemporary historian, former head of Brighton College and Wellington College and former vice-chancellor, University of Buckingham.

Findings of the interim report which was published in January 2022 and can be found here.

Find out more about The Times Education Commission from a recording taken from an event at Cheltenham Literature Festival last year here

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