Ian Mean, the director of BusinessWest Gloucestershire, has endorsed The White Horse Federation’s vision for a new school curriculum that blends academic success with vocational excellence.
Following an extensive interview with Dr Nicholas Capstick OBE, CEO of The White Horse Federation, Ian Mean praised the Federation’s forward-looking plan to engage with businesses directly, supplementing the curriculum with practical skills training and work-related experiences designed to give youngsters a path to success that is tailored to their skills and aspirations.
In his post, Ian Mean said that Dr Capstick was the “most radical and truly motivational” educationalist he has interviewed in more than 50 years as a national newspaper reporter and regional editor.
Mean said: “Nick Capstick is truly passionate in trying to put forward his vision of an education system that really does focus on employability. It’s not surprising that Whitehall is taking great interest in Nick’s thoughts on curriculum progression. I think he is spot on in his thinking.”
To read Ian’s full blog post, visit the BusinessWest website.