• Names of over 60 colleges involved in new careers hubs revealed

    The names of more than 60 FE colleges set to play key roles in new hubs, which the education secretary Damian Hinds has said will transform careers education across England, have been unveiled. But question marks have been raised over how viable it will be for the colleges to implement the required changes, as the

    0.01 Jul. 11th, 2018 | News

  • Damian Hinds defends T-levels timetable to Education Committee

    The education secretary has defended his decision not to delay the first T-levels, insisting the new qualifications are being introduced at a “good pace”. Damian Hinds appeared before the education select committee just two days after his top civil servant told the Public Accounts Committee that he still has contingency planning concerns regarding the tight

    13.00 Jun. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Top mandarin admits to contingency concerns over T-levels

    The Department for Education should have left more time to make sure T-levels go to plan, according to its top civil servant. Jonathan Slater was questioned by the Public Accounts Committee today about his ministerial direction, published in May, in which he asked to defer the start date from 2020 to 2021. He was overruled

    18.40 Jun. 25th, 2018 | News

  • Could Hinds' experience make T-levels work?

    Damian Hinds has been appointed as the new education secretary and, with a background including responsibility for youth employment at the Department for Work and Pensions, he could be exactly what T-levels need. The government has said that all T-level students will have to take part in “high-quality” work placements, which should last between 45

    14.00 Jan. 12th, 2018 | News

  • Social mobility is about education for people of all ages

    Justine Greening may be gone, but her social mobility plan lives on. Ruth Spellman wants to see much more adult education. In December last year, Justine Greening released her plan to improve social mobility through education. With her exit from Cabinet this week, the sector is right to be concerned that further disruption will distract

    5.00 Jan. 14th, 2018 | Opinion