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The Institute for Apprenticeships has been silent on learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and that’s simply not good enough, says David Harbourne When I was still at school,...
The skills sector needs an effective market strategy that drives employer investment and supports providers to deliver high quality at scale, says Pippa Morgan. This week saw the...
For two years, employers have been working hard on the new technical education panels – the government’s offer to pay professionals to do the same undervalues their contribution,...
Independent training providers will have every right to feel aggrieved that they are not represented on the new board of the Institute for Apprenticeships. The government sensibly wants...
Government’s ‘new industrial strategy’ is another grandiose vision that lacks funding and changes nothing in practice, says Sally Hunt. When it comes to government policy on further education,...
Today’s announcement confirms that technical education should be at the heart of the UK’s modern industrial strategy. This is crucial, as only with an adequate skills strategy can...
Almost a year ago George Osborne used his budget speech to commit the Government to a review that, at the time, many of us hoped would catalyse a...
Quality checking of Ofsted reports is not robust – they are far too variable in both form and content, says former Ofsted HMI Phil Hatton. Last week’s FE...
Widespread concerns over whether the Institute for Apprenticeships will be ready to police the brave new world of apprenticeships post-April seem increasingly justified. Peter Lauener is a highly...
The government’s handling of the Institute for Apprenticeships has descended into complete shambles. Even though it will be charged with implementing a flagship policy, it has yet to...
Sometimes it’s worth challenging an Ofsted report, says John Evans. One of the many dilemmas that principals must struggle with is when to appeal against an Ofsted decision....

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