• The Baker clause can only be a short-term fix

    After this week’s IPPR report revealed that two-thirds of schools are still flouting the Baker clause, Tony Breslin argues that enforced compliance can only be a short-term fix – colleges and schools should look for new models of collaboration For some the Baker clause – and its requirement that schools must allow colleges and training

    5.00 Jan. 14th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Baker clause update: DfE gears up to start ‘direct intervention’ as minister encourages providers to grass on schools

    The Department for Education is threatening “direct intervention” from September at schools that are failing to open their doors to FE providers, as part of a crackdown on non-compliance with the controversial ‘Baker clause’. At the same time skills minister Anne Milton (pictured above), writing for FE Week, is encouraging providers to grass on schools

    17.00 Aug. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Ensuring young people have the 'best possible' careers advice

    As the Department for Education announces plans to take action against schools that aren’t complying with the ‘Baker clause’, Anne Milton urges providers to contact her directly with their experiences, and outlines what else the government is doing to ensure young people have the best possible careers advice.  Last March I wrote in FE Week

    17.00 Aug. 7th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Baker clause: providers asked for their experiences

    Providers are being asked for their experiences of the controversial Baker clause, amid signs that schools are failing in their legal duty to open their doors to the FE sector. The survey, conducted by the AELP at the request of the Department for Education, asks providers about the impact of the legislation, which came into

    14.11 Jun. 5th, 2018 | News