• Ofsted should renege on its merger deal

    “Big isn’t always beautiful” is something of an understatement coming from Ofsted in the context of FE providers. The biggest private training provider, Learndirect, was awarded a grade four last year and in recent weeks the biggest college group, NCG, slumped to a grade three. Despite this, the average size of colleges, far from shrinking

    11.00 Jun. 29th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Staff at Lowestoft SFC out on the first of six strike days over merger

    Staff at Lowestoft Sixth-Form College have walked out on the first of six days of strike action protesting a planned merger. The industrial action involves 20 of the SFC’s 70 staff, and is being led by NASUWT. Further strikes are planned for July 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12. A spokesperson for the teachers’ union

    10.36 Jun. 27th, 2018 | News