News

Awarding bodies may call for new independent funding approval process citing ‘lack of transparency’

Awarding organisations are considering calling on the government to create an independent process for qualification funding approvals in a...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

English and maths GCSE resit policy helping tens of thousands

The policy requiring students to continue studying English and maths if they fail the subjects at GCSEs at age...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

English and math GCSE resit policy is proving successful but remains misunderstood

As we report this week, the latest DfE attainment figures reveal that since the introduction of the ‘condition of...

Jessica Fino
NICK LINFORD
News

Former college staff get a chance to challenge FE Commissioner reports

Former employees or governors criticised in FE commissioner reports can now read and challenge the report before it is...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

New DfE Skills Index shows significant decline since 2012

The overall added-value of the FE and skills system in England has fallen from a baseline of 100 in...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

As the wheels fall off plans for the first PhD level apprenticeship, have employers been ejected from the driving seat?

This week we reveal that an Institute for Apprenticeships sub-committee (that includes four board members) refused to approve the...

Jessica Fino
Nick Linford
News

DfE slammed for refusal to investigate defunct Manchester UTC as paperwork fails to materialise

Auditors were unable to properly scrutinise the finances of a failed University Technical College because important data was missing,...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Treasury took back over £300m despite small employers being turned away

The government has for the first time admitted the vast majority of the £400 million underspend from the Department...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino