By: Paul Offord

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It’s now official – Amanda Spielman will be the next Ofsted chief inspector. Doubts had been raised over whether the new education secretary Justine Greening would continue with...
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The next chief executive of the Learning and Work Institute will be current deputy Stephen Evans, FE Week can reveal. He will step up to the top job...
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Aldi has been accused of double standards after a controversial TV advert suggested the supermarket chain takes a “light hearted” approach to maths that isn’t reflected in the...
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Liberal Democrat Peer and tireless FE advocate Baroness Sharp warned of the chaos being created by rushed apprenticeship reforms in her farewell parliamentary speech. The 77-year-old, who was...
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Independent training providers (ITPs) have come in for the worst criticism in Ofsted’s thematic review report into how the anti-terrorism Prevent duty is being implemented across FE. The...
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The government has today launched a consultation on insolvency arrangements for general FE and sixth form colleges — which includes plans for a special administration regime (SAR) that...
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A long-awaited MPs’ report has called for the government to consult on handing over control of the National Careers Service (NCS) to the new Careers & Enterprise Company....
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The government has found almost £100m of additional funding for apprenticeships and traineeships through the latest round of growth requests, FE Week can reveal. The figures were confirmed...
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NCG (formerly Newcastle College Group) is the first FE institution in the country to be authorised to develop and award its own honours and masters degrees. The move...
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Shadow skills minister Gordon Marsden has accused the government of wasting three years that should have been better spent promoting and targeting traineeships. He told AELP conference delegates...
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Ofsted has been accused of favouring traineeships that concentrate on classroom-based maths and English provision rather than getting young people out into the work place. Association of Employment...