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AoC hits back at ex-Ofsted director's claim colleges are 'frankly, rubbish'
Association of Colleges (AoC) boss Martin Doel (above) has leapt to the defence of his members after a former Ofsted director and civil servant launched a scathing attack...
Lambeth retains grade three Ofsted rating despite strikes
Lambeth College has retained its grade three Ofsted rating despite inspectors visiting amid long-running industrial action that ended with staff returning to the classroom last week. Principal Mark...
Boles asked to clarify sixth form college VAT exemption talks
The Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA) has written to Skills Minister Nick Boles in a bid to clarify his comments to fellow MPs about the issue of a...
More college takeovers possible for academy chain
The Department for Education (DfE) has not ruled out another college intervention to take on a school from troubled academy chain E-Act (formerly EduTrust Academies Charitable Trust). South...
Call for more powers to track 16 to 18s
Local authorities “need more legal powers to ensure partners share vital information” in tracking the education and training status of 16 to 18-year-olds, it has been claimed. Local...
Outstanding RAF training
The RAF’s apprenticeship scheme has seen it become just the second employer provider to be rated outstanding across the board under Ofsted’s current common inspection framework. The report,...
Planting seeds of inspiration in Sky
The Sky Academy invited FE Week reporter Paul Offord to look around its new Careers Lab that will give thousands of 16 to 19-year-olds the opportunity to learn...
Ten pc online course content edict ‘more of a vague target’
The government will not be enforcing a recommendation from the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (Feltag) that 10 per cent of all course content should be delivered...
Digital skills duo told to drop Code College title
The founders of the new National College for Digital Skills have dropped plans to be called Code College after a small business with the same name launched legal...