Opinion

Government must not ‘tie hands’ of college staff who want to help struggling 49pc

The FE sector wants to play a key role in improving literacy and numeracy levels, but it could be...

Nick Linford
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More employers wanted as college governors say AoC

The Association of Colleges’ Governors’ Council wants more employers at board level, but rejected bringing back diversity quotas. It...

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Exclusive: SFA ‘should scrap’ funding data deadline

More than four in every five FE data staff believe the funding data return for the 2013/14 academic year...

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Support for agency chief in cancer fight

Warm tributes have been paid to Skills Funding Agency chief executive Kim Thorneywork after it was announced she was...

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AoC stands firm over unqualified lecturers

The Association of Colleges (AoC) maintained its support for allowing member colleges to recruit unqualified lecturers, despite some college...

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Elmfield staff ‘still in dark’ on future as administration looms

Hundreds of Elmfield Training staff could still be in the dark about their futures more than a week after...

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Agency strips provider of £2.5m contract

A Lancashire-based training provider has been stripped of its £2.5m Skills Funding Agency contract following a damning Ofsted grading...

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SFA notice at City Coventry College remains despite ‘progress’

The Skills Funding Agency will not remove City College Coventry’s Notice of Concern, despite Ofsted ruling it had made...

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Rejection for family learning plan proposal

The Department for Education (DfE) has rejected calls by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (Niace) for a...

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Nick Linford