News

DfE and quangos shun NUS – but will FE notice?

The union's engagement on FE issues is already minimal

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Apprenticeships

Winners of inaugural apprenticeship assessment awards revealed

Federation of Awarding Bodies chief executive Tom Bewick said the awards marked a “crucial point” when the majority of...

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Industrial action

One college strike called off, but five more go ahead

'To avoid further strike action, management at the other colleges need to look at Bury and see what can...

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Prison education

MPs call for overhaul of prisoner education assessments and in-cell laptops for learning

In a new report, the House of Commons education select committee highlighted what it called the 'cracks in a clunky, chaotic, disjointed...

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News

Expand skills minister role to tackle youth unemployment crisis, says report

EDSK’s paper said that on current trends it will take over 150 years before there are no longer any...

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Ofsted

Three colleges remain ‘outstanding’ more than a decade after last Ofsted visits 

This week Ofsted published the results of new inspections and found that standards at the three colleges had not slipped,...

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Ofsted, SEND

SEND college where students ‘do not feel safe’ judged ‘inadequate’

'Staff are sometimes too slow to take action when learners report bullying or harassment'

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Assessment

Saxton: Adaptive testing could end exam tier ‘ceilings’

'What I found very difficult with tiering was having to have conversations with students and parents about ‘we just...

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Industrial action

UCU threat: Raise pay or we’ll strike on exam day

Strikes are planned for the same day on which many GCSE students are due to take what UCU calls...

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