Richard Vaughan

Greening backs UTCs as non-grammar alternative

But education secretary sidesteps chance to offer full personal support for selection

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Technical schools could provide a suitable route to educational success for many “very different young people” who do not attend grammar schools, Justine Greening has suggested.

The education secretary was discussing with TES how a modern system that included grammar schools might work. She said that while she would not herself have suited a University Technical College (UTC) education, she believed the schools were a “good option” for students who are more suited to a “technical education-based route”.

The education secretary’s views were reinforced following a recent visit to Didcot UTC in ...

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