Monthly Archives: March 2017

Key Educators Call for Change in English & Maths Policy

By | 2017-06-28T15:02:25+00:00 2017|Categories: Further Education, News, post-16|

A number of prominent education professionals have called for the government’s GCSE English and Maths resit policy to be changed at a meeting hosted by the TES and UKFEchat. The group discussed the future of post-16 English and maths at length, and the overriding opinion was that although current policy regarding mandatory English and maths training [...]

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16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

By | 2017-03-15T11:13:53+00:00 2017|Categories: Further Education, News, post-16|

According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, spending on education for 16-18 year olds has faced cuts too often, while most of the education sector has seen increased funding per pupil over the last 30 years. A report published in February suggests that Further Education and Sixth Forms have been “continually squeezed”, and that by 2019-2020, [...]

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Over 400 Delegates Attend The Skills Conference 2017

By | 2017-03-15T11:06:54+00:00 2017|Categories: News|

Functional Skills is an important qualification for learners and employers, and the reforms that are currently in process will increase their relevance further – that was a key message at The Skills Conference, which welcomed over 400 education professionals from around the UK on 7 March. Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and Chief Executive at West Nottinghamshire [...]

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