• What do the people behind the privatisation of Learndirect think now?

    Former publicly-owned FE giant Learndirect recently lost a High Court battle to quash an ‘inadequate’ rating from Ofsted, which could prove devastating for its very existence. FE Week has spoken to major players in its 2011 privatisation, including Vince Cable, who was ultimately responsible for a sale considered by Labour, before Ofsted’s full report is

    18.33 Aug. 16th, 2017 | News

  • Mass delays to publication of special needs learner plans spark calls for government intervention

    “Very concerning” delays with councils delivering education health and care plans (EHCP) for young people with special needs, which could deprive many of FE support from January, have sparked calls for a government crackdown. Local authorities are legally obliged to put in place the new plans for young people in FE and training – which

    11.06 Dec. 14th, 2016 | News

  • Casey Review demands urgent review into savage ESOL cuts

    The country urgently needs a national review into the provisions it makes for non-native English speakers, according to a major new report. The Casey Review, which looked at how social integration can be improved across the UK, found that community cohesion is being undermined by savage and ongoing funding cuts. Unveiled on December 6, the

    13.04 Dec. 5th, 2016 | News