Keeping up to date with the latest strategies and policies in education and skills as well as taking the time to catch up on the really great research is a full time job!

This section will bring you up to speed on what we think is most relevant to our joint work and priorities and provide you with summaries and commentaries on what the potential implications of those policies might be and what our response is.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is leading the way with its strategy and policy, most notably through the historic devolution agreements.

GMCA delivers policy, strategy and research which underpins the strategic priorities of ‘Stronger Together’ Greater Manchester’s Strategy for Growth and Public Services Reform.

GMCA has 10 Work & Skills Priorities which include Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance, Employer Engagement, Apprenticeships and Attainment.

To support these priorities GMCA has produced a Careers and Participation Strategy which describes how partners can work together to support young people to achieve the best outcomes and experiences that will serve them well in the long-term. Many of you will have already been part of this journey which we celebrated at the Monastery in July 2015 & 2016.

Post-16 technical education reforms

This Action Plan sets out government’s recent progress in the delivery of the T level reform programme and immediate next steps. More information here: T Level Action Plan (PDF)