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Top DfE civil servant claims T-levels timetable is ‘on track’ following ministerial direction

The tight T-levels timetable is “on track” and is “going well”, the Department for Education’s permanent secretary has insisted....

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Second round of T-levels teacher programme opens

Colleges and other post-16 providers are being urged to bid for cash to train industry experts as teachers, in...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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DfE in firing line with former skills minister for ‘misrepresentation’ and ‘discourtesy’

Chair of the education select committee Robert Halfon has accused the Department for Education of misrepresentation and discourtesy. Yesterday...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Ex-minister calls subcontracting fees ‘scandalous’, but DfE has ‘no concerns’

The government has for the first time concluded they have “no concerns” about subcontracting fees, despite more than 10...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Public Accounts Committee wants more DfE action on bad apprenticeships

The Department for Education must “weed out” poor apprenticeship provision, the Public Accounts Committee has said. A new report...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Ex-schools minister proposes DfE shake-up to stop schools and HE favouritism

Education ministers’ portfolios need a major shake-up if the historic favouritism shown to schools and universities is to change,...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Digital and science engineering UTC to open in Doncaster in 2020

A new university technical college is being created in South Yorkshire despite mounting problems with the programme, the Department for Education...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Anne Milton launches £22m construction skills fund

The skills minister has launched a new £22 million fund to help tackle construction skills shortages. The 18-month scheme...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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Open letter sees government on defensive before apprenticeship figures announced

The government is on the defensive one day before the latest apprenticeship figures appear, expected to show a continued...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke