Ofqual

Ian Bauckham made permanent chair of Ofqual

Academy trust boss Ian Bauckham has been appointed as Ofqual’s permanent chair, the exams regulator has announced. Bauckham, chief…

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid-19

Omicron: What does Plan B mean for FE?

Face to face teaching must continue, and January exams will go ahead.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Covid-19

Omicron: Ofsted suspend inspections

Ofsted inspections will be cancelled next week so colleges and providers can use the final days of term to…

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Cabinet secretary to investigate DfE Christmas party, says top civil servant

Acland-Hood says December 10 event will form part of Simon Case’s investigation

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Prison education

Government promises prison education service is coming – but when?

In-cell technology is set to be expanded and new employment advisors in prisons are being introduced

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Ofsted’s 2020/21 annual report: FE and skills hit ‘particularly hard’ by Covid

Ofsted has today published its annual stocktake of education for the 2020/21 academic year, which saw inspection activity mostly…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden


Feature, News

From the European Social Fund to Shared Prosperity Fund: ‘It’s a shambles’

Billions of pounds have poured into skills and education projects through the European Social Fund. Its replacement, the UK…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
T Levels

Top civil servant offers reassurance to T Level students unable to find placements

The DfE has insisted all T Level students will complete the majority of their placement

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
T Levels

NHS called on to aid T Level placements crisis

Colleges running digital T Levels are facing challenges in finding placements with employers

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Move into apprenticeships loses university’s ‘outstanding’ ranking

A university has lost its ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade following a move into the apprenticeships market. Kingston University dropped to…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Sector leaders urge quicker rollout of repeat level 3 adult offer

Leaders predict a ‘massive underspend’ due to lack of demand

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

New shadow ed sec to push Zahawi on Omicron plans

The new shadow education secretary has requested an “urgent briefing” from her opposite number Nadhim Zahawi about how government…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

Must read

Covid-19

Omicron: January exams start smoothly despite staff shortages

Staff are working extra hours, with managers stepping in to help invigilate vocational and technical qualifications

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
T Levels

Confused and frustrated: Most universities reject first cohort of T Level students

DfE urges transparency amid looming UCAS deadline

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News
Billy Camden
News

Justice: FE Week campaign wins £1.5m relief for victims of loan scandal

Almost 600 victims of an FE loans scandal have had £1.5 million worth of debt written off following an…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

How effective are face masks in the classroom?

Minsters have published the evidence behind their decision to bring back face coverings in the classroom

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth