During our final education webinar of the academic year, we launched our latest piece of research – Essential skills: Teachers’ perspectives on opportunities and barriers. This research channels the voice of teachers and their motivations around building essential skills for their learners. It also explores the barriers teacher face and how Skills Build can address some of these, as well as where wider policy change is needed. Emma Crighton from our Education team and the author of the paper shared the key findings of the report during the session before Tom Ravenscroft, our CEO, facilitated a fireside chat with a panel of guest speakers:
- Olly Newton – Executive Director at the Edge Foundation
- Nicola Hall – Director of Education at the Careers and Enterprise Company
- Geraldine Tiddy – Head of Sixth Form at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls
- Stuart Fryd – Deputy Headteacher at Mossford Green Primary School
Watch the recording of the webinar to hear the insight we gathered from the research and the reflections from our fantastic panel who joined us for the event.