On Tuesday 9th October, we welcomed Nathan Martin, Director of Global Thought Leadership to Bloxham to highlight research from Pearson, NESTA and Oxford Martin School entitled The Future of Skills: Employment 2030.

Nathan presented the findings of the research to a group including senior leaders from local Primary, Secondary and Preparatory schools; members of Banbury’s Chamber of Commerce; Old Bloxhamists and parents.

The group discussed what the future work place will look like for our students, what skills will be important to succeed and how to teach with these in mind. It was a thought provoking session, with many engaging questions and debate from the audience.

Pearson’s research is available here. Nathan has additionally provided the following links for those interested in the research and those who wish to explore the area of skills and learning for the future:

-‘Future of Skills: Jobs in 2030 (Youtube)
-‘Future of Skills: High Level Findings (PDF)

-‘How We Learn (a series of articles examining the ways we educate around the world from the magazine How We Get to Next)