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Government should expect quality from the skills programmes it funds, but the National Achievement Rate Tables are not the only measure, argues Nichola Hay This week’s FE Week...
Neil Carmichael told our sister paper Schools Week that before he lost his seat in Parliament, his next plan for the Education Select Committee was going to be...
The ESFA should be applauded for taking swift and tough action against Talent Training. I expect this story and the associated concerns will be a hot topic at...
The highest standards can be found at large, specialist sixth-form centres, claims Bill Watkin This year has been an important one for specialist sixth form colleges: the first...
With Edward Timpson a shock casualty of the election, we can’t let his SEND overhaul drop off the agenda, says Clare Howard Edward Timpson, the minister overseeing a...
We still don’t know what Brexit will look like, but as FE has so much skin in the game, it deserves a say in talks This week marks...
Forgive the facepalm, but after a drubbing in the general election for being evasive, I had hoped our questions to the government would be given the professional courtesy...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Continue with the target of 3m apprenticeship starts by 2020 Joe Dromey argues AGAINST The three million target mostly fosters growth at level two, and...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Continue with the target of 3m apprenticeship starts by 2020 Mark Dawe argues FOR Fears over quality are misplaced: three million is a modest target,...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Introduce significantly discounted bus and train travel for young apprentices Verity O’Keefe argues AGAINST The manifesto pledge to support apprentices with discounted train travel is hard...
Conservative manifesto pledge: Introduce significantly discounted bus and train travel for young apprentices Frankie Linn argues FOR The Conservative manifesto commitment to an apprentice travel discount is a...

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