Catherine Murray

  • College teacher pay decision is clumsy and divisive

    Having identified some new funding for teacher pay, it could have been spent fairly across the system – instead it has caused division, laments Eddie Playfair The government’s latest decision on the teacher pay grant is clumsy and divisive and creates a new level of unfairness in their treatment of colleges. To give credit where

    15.55 Sep. 21st, 2018 | Opinion

  • Tom Bewick, chief executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies

    Tom Bewick recently took over the top job at the membership organisation Federation of Awarding Bodies. FE Week caught up with him just a couple of months into the job, to find out what led him to where he is today “You’re not going to write one of those profiles where you dissect my food

    5.00 Sep. 17th, 2018 | Profiles

  • GCSE English resits: 2018 results

    Here are the 2018 GCSE English results for all students in the UK, aged 17 and over, and the trends in grades and number of entries since 2014.  GCSE grades, English language, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE entries, English language, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE grades, English literature, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE entries, English

    10.04 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Bulletin

  • GCSE maths resits: 2018 results

    Here are the 2018 GCSE maths results for all students in the UK, aged 17 and over, and the trends in grades and number of entries since 2014.  GCSE grades, maths, age 17+ (2014-2018)   GCSE entries, maths, age 17+ (2014-2018)     Here are the GCSE English resit results for 2018. Thanks to Education

    10.04 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Is degree apprenticeship a viable alternative to university?

    There’s been a lot of talk of degree apprenticeships as a great alternative to university. Just this morning, education secretary Damian Hinds tweeted that there is a “huge range of opportunity” for students collecting results today, “whether it’s university, college, starting an apprenticeship or entering the world of work”. With degree apprenticeships typically paying salaries

    12.30 Aug. 16th, 2018 | Feature

  • Jon Yates, special adviser to the Education Secretary

    As the recently appointed policy adviser to the Secretary of State for Education, Jon Yates is now one of the most powerful figures in education. What makes him unique to the role is that he used to run an apprenticeship training provider. So what will he be whispering to Damian Hinds? FE Week spoke to

    5.00 Jul. 16th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Steve Frampton, President-elect, Association of Colleges

    Steve Frampton will be the next president of the Association of Colleges, taking on the reigns from Dr Alison Birkinshaw in August. We chatted to him about his career to date, and how he came to be so committed to including the student voice in decision-making. As chair of his school’s student council in the

    5.00 Jul. 9th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, ESFA

    The new head of the Education and Skills Funding Agency is a very busy woman. And I’ve been offered just 30 minutes to find out all about her life and do a photoshoot. Simples. Poised on the edge of a hexagonal table in a small conference room, Eileen Milner sits in the eye of the

    5.00 Jun. 11th, 2018 | Profiles

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2018

    Almost a year on from the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, FE Week is proud to bring you its annual National Apprenticeship Week supplement, featuring just a few of the apprentices, employers and training providers who make it all happen. The skills and apprenticeships minister Anne Milton, keen to celebrate the wonderful things happening during

    15.10 Mar. 15th, 2018 | Supplements

  • Jo Maher, Principal and CEO, Boston College

    32-year-old Jo Maher was recently appointed principal and CEO of Lincolnshire’s Boston College, so how is she coping with the pressure of such a high-profile job? FE Week went to find out. When leading an institution of tens of thousands of students through a massive, systemic overhaul, there are a variety of attitudes one can

    17.00 Feb. 4th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

    The new boss of the Institute for Apprenticeships is not giving anything away. After 37 years in the military, Sir Gerry Berragan seems more comfortable dealing in facts than stories about his life. But this might be just the kind of discipline the organisation needs, after a year under a caretaker chief executive and a

    17.00 Jan. 28th, 2018 | Profiles