• DfE consults on extending teacher pension survivor rights to civil and same-sex partners

    The Department for Education has launched a consultation into plans to extend survivor benefits under the teachers’ pension scheme to civil and same-sex partners. The change, one of three proposed to the scheme, comes after the Supreme Court ruled in 2017 that the husband of former cavalry officer John Walker was entitled to the same

    11.45 May. 15th, 2019 | News

  • DfE launches consultation on improving SEND funding arrangements for colleges

    The Department for Education has today launched a consultation on how to improve funding arrangements for learners with high needs. The department is seeking views on what “may be adversely influencing local authorities, mainstream schools, colleges and other education providers” in their support for young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). “We welcome

    16.37 May. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • IfA consulting on content for three new T-level pathways

    The Institute for Apprenticeships is seeking input from providers, awarding organisations and employers on the draft content for three more T-level pathways. Its consultation on the three new courses – two in construction and one in digital – was launched today and runs until November 12. The new pathways, in onsite construction, building services engineering

    12.26 Oct. 15th, 2018 | News