Functional Skills debacle
21 Apr 2009
I have a piece in today's Education Guardian on the bizarre twists and turns over the introduction - and subsequent withdrawal - of the requirement for all pupils to pass a functional skills test if they are to gain GCSEs in English, maths and ICT.
And, if you want to know more about how schools are teaching functional skills, please look out for a new programme in my series 'Need To Know' on Teachers TV. The programme is due to run soon. Look out for timings and down-loadable video on the Teachers TV website: