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The Department for Education (DfE) today revealed a U-turn on its FE free meals policy, allowing providers to boost the £2.41 handout with funding from the 16 to...
UCU announces strike and possible further action as members reject 1 per cent pay rise
College staff have voted to strike next month in the latest of a series of strikes over pay, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced. UCU members...
Education Secretary under pressure to establish 'careers hubs'
Education Secretary under pressure to establish ‘careers hubs’
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has come under pressure from FE sector leaders to reform careers advice and guidance by establishing ‘careers hubs’. In a letter to Mrs Morgan,...
  • College rips up ‘not fit for purpose’ UTC action plan
    An improvement plan aimed at turning around the fortunes of an inadequate-rated university technical college (UTC) has been ripped up and rewritten by its new general FE college...
  • Inspectors to take closer look at under fire study programmes
    Study programmes will be “central to inspections” from this week as Ofsted seeks to challenge a slow response to the initiative. Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s director for FE and...
  • GCSE failure as Wilshaw sounds alarm bells
    Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw has told of his shock at GCSE English and maths attainment levels and teaching quality — and just days later figures for 2012/13...
  • Scotland vote uncertainty for UKCES
    The future of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) could be just as much on the line as the United Kingdom, FE Week can reveal. With...
  • ETF passes £20m contracts milestone
    The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has broken through the milestone of £20m in sector contracts. It gave out a total of £23,364,323 to 77 different organisations, from...
  • Principal who stood down amid allegations returns as deputy
    A former principal who stood down from the top job at London’s Newham College amid a series of damaging allegations has been given a deputy’s role at another...