• Time to close the loophole that harms Catholic SFCs

    A legal anomaly is stopping Catholic sixth-form colleges from reaping the benefits of academisation. Putting this right would be a simple matter, writes Paul Barber. In the wider Catholic school sector there are a variety of legal safeguards which protect the distinct character and ethos of Catholic schools – for instance the emphasis put on

    5.00 Apr. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • Failed UTC site used as cheap accommodation

    Young professionals are living in a disused Walsall university technical college site, after the 14-19 institution was forced to closed in April last year. Black Country UTC was one of the first of its kind when it opened in 2011, but low student numbers, financial challenges, and poor Ofsted results were said to be behind

    5.00 Dec. 18th, 2016 | News