News

Sir Ian Bauckham is Keegan’s pick for permanent Ofqual chief

But his confirmation will be left up to whoever forms the next government

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Colleges

DfE ‘must increase support’ for AP school leavers entering FE

Children’s commissioner also says disrupted alternative provision pupils should be able to repeat year 11

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics, Skills reform

‘Change on an unprecedented scale’: Ofqual responds to ABS plans

Qualifications reform risks more exams, 'unregulated' A-levels and students unprepared for higher study, says exams regulator

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Politicians and media would ‘draw own conclusions’ if Ofsted grades scrapped – DfE

'The priority is to look for ways to improve the current system rather than developing an alternative to it'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

‘Consultation not referendum’: Oliver defends Ofsted’s ‘Big Listen’

Union leader raises 'significant concerns' about the design of Ofsted's consultation

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Apprenticeships, Higher education

Revealed: The 8 trainers that will pilot teacher degree apprenticeship

Government also reveals schools will get ‘financial incentives’ to cover trainees’ salaries while they train off the job

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
ABS, Colleges, Skills reform

‘Clunky’ Advanced British Standard risks ‘blunt choice’ for students, leaders warn

Ministers accused of 'putting the cart before the horse' with 16-19 reform plans

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Advanced British Standard, Politics, Skills reform

DfE puts 40 staff on Advanced British Standard ‘vanity project’

'To say this is the wrong priority is an understatement, and smacks of rearranging the deckchairs while the Titanic...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Colleges

Holiday pay guidance reviewed amid fears colleges could be left out of pocket

Law firms say mistake in government guidance could lead some colleges to pay more than they should

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker