1: Agree 2: Must include mental health support here. 3: Agree 4: Centralised sure but with assessing the teachers what do you mean and how would you do it? There is a very slippery slope where we end up with teachers more concerned about teaching kids to pass tests or similar and not focusing on making sure their students get the education they individually need. 5: would be great but how? 6: What if a trade is not where these kids want to go. 7 & 8: As seen in other countries a social security system that supports and is accessible to all citizens is more effective than those that is only accessible to the poor. It becomes a self fulfilling prophesy. You need this money because you are poor. I get this money because I'm poor. Being poor means I can't achieve. Because I can't achieve why even bother. So give me money because I can't achieve. So here is some money because you are poor.