Colleges, FE Commissioner

Wolverhampton college freed from intervention after 12 years

The college's financial health improved to 'good' after DfE agreed to take on part of a £10m debt

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Skills bootcamps

Provider sues DfE after skills bootcamp contract termination

The DfE accuses the provider of changing awarding body without prior agreement

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
recruitment

Skills minister backs FE lecturer ‘reservist’ trial

FE retraining 'reservist' pilot for motor industry gets minister seal of approval

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Long read, Skills reform

Keith Smith, Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges

Keith Smith has a unique perspective on the FE sector’s challenges, having viewed them at bird’s eye level as...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
DfE

DfE snatches £1.5m from popular FE leadership and governance scheme

Government slimming down two-year leadership and governance training amid cuts

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Colleges

Procurement paused on college antisemitism training

Procurement of £7 million to tackle antisemitism in education now has "arbitrary" closing date of 2030

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Reclassification

Colleges facing long delays for severance pay approvals 

One college still awaiting for approval on a retrospective exit payment

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
News

‘Politically driven’ post-16 policy churn has damaged stability, think tank warns

Leaders urged to address ‘short attention spans’ to create more stable political consensus and improve post-16 inequalities and data...

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Long read, Politics

‘We never had a secretary of state whose heart was in further education’

Tim Leunig, the brains behind some of the biggest education policies of the past decade, knows that some of...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill