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Ofsted boss worried about lack of subcontracting inspections

The head of Ofsted has acknowledged MPs’ concerns about how few subcontractors used by FE providers are inspected. Speaking...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Halfon questions costly employer perspectives survey

The chair of the influential Commons education select committee has questioned the worth of the employer perspectives survey, which...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Education select committee to investigate subcontracting

The Commons education select committee will investigate subcontracting, and Learndirect is expected to feature prominently. The committee, now chaired...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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FE champion Halfon elected chair of education select committee

The former apprenticeships and skills minister and FE champion Robert Halfon has stepped back into the education limelight, by...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Editor Asks: Robert Halfon reflects on time as minister

Most, if not all of the FE sector was left in shock this week after we exclusively revealed that...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Who is Anne Milton? 11 facts about the new skills minister

FE Week has today exclusively announced that our sector’s new apprenticeships and skills minister will be Anne Milton, a...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Halfon loses apprenticeships and skills ministerial role in reshuffle

It is a change that will shock the FE sector. Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon has this evening...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Skills Commission demands cross-departmental minister for lifelong learning

A group of key FE figures has called for a cross-departmental minister for a lifelong learning, through a new...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Unsuccessful applicants can reapply for apprenticeships register… but deadline is tight

Providers that feel aggrieved because they did not make it onto the new Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers will...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke