The Education Select Committee has asked for written evidence about the purpose and quality of education. It wants to know: •What the purpose of education for children of all ages in England should be •What measures should be used to evaluate the quality of education against this purpose •How well the current education system performs against these measures. The Committee has also set up an online forum for less formal submissions which request views on the following: •How much of a focus should there be on preparing young people for employment through focusing on skills such as numeracy and literacy? •What role should the education system play in developing 'soft' skills, such as leadership and communication? •How much should education prepare people for adult life in terms of areas such as healthy relationships and personal finance? Or you could join in via twitter #EduPurpose. If you want to submit formal evidence, read the guidance first. The deadline is Monday 25 January 2016.