Ascentis featured in The Parliamentary Review

Theresa May's foreword for The Parliamentary Review focuses on four 'grand challenges': "harnessing artificial intelligence and the data revolution; leading in changes to the future of mobility; meeting the challenges of our ageing society; and driving ahead the revolution in clean growth." Many of the organisations who appear alongside her in the publication build on these challenges and shed light on some more unique ones. The end result is a fascinatingly diverse publication with a huge range of voices.

 

Founded in 1975, Ascentis is one of the UK's leading educational charities, transforming the lives of around 170,000 people every year through its range of qualifications and specialist software. CEO Phil Wilkinson explains in The Review that the key to their success is a clear vision and ambitious culture that is shared by committed, passionate and talented staff.

 

“I am delighted that Ascentis has been featured in this year’s Parliamentary Review and we are proud to share our story. This comes at a very exciting time for our company as we continue to grow throughout the UK and overseas with our portfolio of qualifications and specialist dyslexia software”, Phil Wilkinson, Ascentis CEO.

 

A variety of Education Services providers step up alongside Prime Minister Theresa May and Education Secretary Damien Hinds to offer insight into the current climate in UK education. We also discuss improving GCSE results, synthetic phonetics and reforming vocational qualifications.

 

Recently appointed co-chairman of The Parliamentary Review Lord Blunkett looks forward to the upcoming edition, commentating that the "importance of the Review to the wider business community is self-evident. The understanding of and ability to be able to relate to the political arena has never been more vital."

 

Writing in The Review, the prime minister says that "British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review."

 

Ascentis's article can be viewed here:

 

https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/organisations/ascentis

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