T Levels are a much-needed addition, but they should not be the only option for the 16-year-old not wishing to take A levels. Save the BTEC.
A piecemeal and half-hearted approach to funding skills-based education and training has undermined serious progress in this area for decades.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
Far from a throwback to the past, the public needs urgently to see that this welcome debate is about equipping us for a post-Brexit future.
Kenneth Baker is backing vocational education practically and enthusiastically. But too many other members of the Conservative family just aren’t interested in it.