Management Guide: Workforce Strategy

The Government’s long-awaited workforce strategy is about a lot more than just the re-acceptance of Functional Skills at level 3. In this series, Charlotte Goddard looks at each of its aspects: from level 3 and EYTs to CPD and supporting children with SEND.


Training Today: Workforce Strategy - Will it work?

The long-awaited workforce strategy needs to tackle staff recruitment, retention and underpin quality provision. Is it the blueprint the sector needs? asks Charlotte Goddard


Workforce Strategy, Part 1: Level 2 - Making a start

In a new series on the workforce strategy, Charlotte Goddard looks at plans to revise entry level early years qualifications


Workforce Strategy, Part 2: Level 3 - Levelled out

With the number of Level 3s completing courses falling by more than half, the sector is still in the grip of a recruitment crisis. What can the Workforce Strategy do, asks Charlotte...


Workforce Strategy, Part 3: Graduates - Equal opportunities

The sector is not set up to adequately reward Early Years Teachers, but Charlotte Goddard finds that plans to open up career routes have made limited progress so far


Workforce Strategy, Part 4: Careers - Getting in early

Careers advice has long been a Cinderella service in schools. But with a massive shortage of early years staff, a new careers advice drive and the early years workforce strategy, there...


Workforce Strategy, Part 5: Further Education - Teacher training

Budget and time constraints are limiting FE early years lecturers’ access to CPD, raising sector concerns. By Charlotte Goddard


Workforce Strategy, Part 6: Diversity - Mirror, mirror

What progress is being made on representation of men in childcare, and what about other groups? asks Charlotte Goddard


Workforce Strategy, Part 7: The Skills Mix - Off the map

The Government’s ‘education and childcare occupational map’ has caused some confusion and controversy. Charlotte Goddard investigates what the new qualifications and training will be...


Workforce Strategy, Part 8: CPD - More for less?

As financial constraints increasingly put CPD at risk, does the Workforce Strategy have any solutions, asks Charlotte Goddard


Workforce Strategy, Part 9: SEND - Training for SEND

Supporting children with SEND is to get a new qualification. Charlotte Goddard asks what the sector wants it to achieve


Workforce strategy, part 10: sector-led quality improvement - What funding?

Analysing the final section of the Workforce Strategy, Charlotte Goddard discovers that funding promised in the document is not all it seems


Workforce Strategy, Part 11: Final Roundup - Stop or go?

More than a year after its launch, has the Workforce Strategy delivered? Charlotte Goddard provides a systematic analysis of each section