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Covid: College attendance data collection to go weekly from October

Schools and colleges will be asked to submit Covid-19  attendance data to the government on a weekly rather than…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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All colleges to receive carbon dioxide monitors to help ventilation

The government is going to hand out around 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors to colleges in a £25 million scheme…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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DfE refuses petition’s call to back down from defunding BTECs

The Department for Education has stood firm on plans to strip public funding from a range of qualifications at…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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NCFE launches £1 million fund to discover the future of assessment

Organisations with their sights set on the future of assessment have been invited to apply to a £1 million…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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Sector views sought on domestic abuse guidance

Colleges and other education organisations are being asked for views on new statutory guidance on domestic abuse by the…

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
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DfE puts out ‘Fire It Up’ campaign

The Department for Education is ditching the multi-million pound ‘Fire It Up’ campaign meant to boost apprenticeship numbers, amid…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon


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Colleges facing “immense” challenge from rising student numbers, warns IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has echoed calls for extra college funding to abate an “immense” resourcing challenge caused…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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DfE outlines new Covid case ‘thresholds’ to prompt extra controls in providers – but their use is optional

The government has updated its contingency framework for further education and skills providers to include new Covid case “thresholds”…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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Student protests prompt college into review of certain A-level grades

A college has promised a “wholesale” review of A-level grades it handed out for certain subjects this summer, after…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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Gibb and Ofqual to face education committee hearing over exams

Schools minister Nick Gibb and the leadership of exams regulator Ofqual will face questions from MPs at an education…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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A-levels 2021: Havering students picket college over lower than expected A-level grades

Students and parents have picketed a London sixth form over accusations the college leadership unfairly altered their A-level grades….

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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Labour warns cutting off BTEC funding could entrench inequality

Labour has warned cutting off public funding for BTECs could entrench inequalities in exam results, especially affecting students with…

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon