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
Colleges, Skills reform

DfE to pilot funding simplifications for colleges

Several funding rules and ringfences to be removed as officials bid to reduce complexity

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Climate Change, Sustainability

DfE agrees to publish ‘urgent’ sustainability plan

All settings to have a climate action plan ‘in place by 2025’, DfE assures MPs

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Apprenticeships

Providers wanted for £10m civil service apprenticeships

Government to hunt for providers to deliver 33 apprenticeships in DfE and ESFA

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
News

5 things we learned from Keegan’s education committee hearing

Education secretary gives updates on RAAC, transgender guidance, ABS consultation and FE recruitment

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Department for Education

Unit for Future Skills’ ‘useful to a point’ £2.5m spend in 15 months

Experts say staff costs are a "reasonable amount" of spending but users highlight some teething problems

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Apprenticeships

DfE to appoint ‘expert’ apprenticeship training providers

Stringent criteria will eliminate many of the largest from applying

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
News

Legrave’s term as FE Commissioner extended

DfE’s chief college trouble-shooter will now serve until at least March 2024

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
BTECs, DfE

MPs blast DfE for refusing to pause BTEC cutback

Education select committee ‘disappointed’ with government response

Joshua Stein
Joshua Stein