Our education system should prepare young people for life in a global, digitised community while continuing to equip them with the core skills, knowledge and understanding they need in their adult lives. The long-term economic well-being of the country and our global position in a post-Brexit landscape will depend on us having a well-educated, highly skilled workforce. This supports the spending review priority to strengthen the UK’s place in the world.
ASCL welcomed the spending pledges of the September 2019 spending round. However, we do not think these go far enough, and we urge the government to use the 2020 spending review as an opportunity to build on the progress made last year.
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