Education boost

28th July 2000 at 01:00
BBC education programmes are not threatened by restructuring, as your report "Sacking hits BBC education programmes" (TESS,July 14) implied.

Education from the BBC is being boosted with a stronger commitment than ever to helping audiences attain challenging learning goals. As your Analysis report said, we plan to spend more, not less, on education output.

Education production - the separate departent which Marilyn Wheatcroft headed - will no longer exist, but its expertise and talent are not being lost.

Education producers will continue to make specialist material, across all media. As part of the reorganisation, Marilyn's post will lapse. Recruitment for new posts is beginning.

Michael Stevenson

Joint director of BBC Factual and Learning

BBC Television Centre, London

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