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Government Crackdown on Baker Clause

2 in 3 schools have not met their duty under the Baker clause, according to a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research. Since January 2018, the Baker clause has legally required schools to allow colleges and training providers access to their pupils to talk about the benefits of technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has now warned that the government will take action against schools that are not meeting the requirements of the Baker clause. He said: “I want schools to be talking about the whole range of things that [pupils] might do after 16 or after 18 including apprenticeships and college options. “We expect that to happen and if it doesn’t then it is possible to take further action.”

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