Covid-19

Omicron: January exams start smoothly despite staff shortages

Staff are working extra hours, with managers stepping in to help invigilate vocational and technical qualifications

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid-19

Omicron: Return of face coverings in classrooms to help stall surge

New measures for education have been announced to combat Omicron spread and surge in staff absences.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Covid-19

Sixth formers could be offered Covid booster jabs

Booster jabs should be rolled out to 16 and 17 year olds, the JCVI has recommended.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Covid-19

Education recovery in FE: Ofsted reveals key findings from autumn 2021 inspections

Providers' finances have suffered, apprentices have been unable to take exams and staff are facing ever-increasing workloads

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Colleges, Covid-19

Land-based college handed finance warning as commercial income takes £1m hit

The college received a visit from the FE Commissioner after its financial health dropped to 'inadequate'

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Covid-19, T Levels

Covid delays Ofsted’s T Level research

Yet another delay to Ofsted and T Levels

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Covid-19

Covid close contact daily testing brought back and air purifiers ‘marketplace’ launched

Students will be expected to take tests for a week under new national approach

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Covid-19

IfATE grants extensions to more apprenticeship assessment flexibilities

The quango has become the latest official body to react to the new variant

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Covid-19

Omicron: What does Plan B mean for FE?

Face to face teaching must continue, and January exams will go ahead.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen