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English GCSE drop overshadows overall rise in grades

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:03
The proportion of pupils getting a grade C or better at GCSE has increased for the first time in three...

Disruption in education on a global scale? ALT annual conference 2014 preview #altc

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:55
With less than 2 weeks to go until this year's annual conference, held at the University of Warwick, I thought...

French A-levels fall to record low

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:18
A lack of foreign language skills is costing the economy £48bn a year as the number of French A-level entries...

Tristram Hunt slams plans to scrap AS levels

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:10
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has accused the government of "turning the clock back on social mobility" through reforms such...

A pathway to greater success

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:11
Charlotte Bosworth, director of skills and employment at exam board OCR outlines a five point charter to drive better connectivity...

Results Day approaches – so what happens next?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:00
A-Level results day – the countdown is on and nerves are running high. This week, thousands of young people across...

Going beyond the syllabus – next steps post 16

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:00
It's a tough time to be young. On the one hand youths in the UK have never had more opportunities....

Results alone will not fill the skills gap

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:05
It's that time of year again; a time when thousands of young people up and down the country will be...

A letter to the new Skills Minister

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:16
The Government ministerial reshuffle last month brought in a wave of female talent to the Cabinet. This is very welcome....

A quarter of young people face insufficient careers advice

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:44
Nearly one in four school and college leavers did not have enough information to make informed choices about their next...

Tips for new teachers and trainers

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:03
I'm often asked what tips I would give to anyone entering the FE and skills sector as a new teacher...

43% of employers expect skills crisis in 12 months

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:45
Employers must act now to avoid a skills crisis as a new poll shows 43% of them believe it could...

Hectic summer for FE

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:30
Traditionally we think of the summer months as being quieter in the education world; a lull before the excitement of...

Government recommends 50% online provision by 2017

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:00
There is one part of the government response to the FELTAG (http://feltag.org.uk/)recommendations that has really got teachers and managers...

Trade Unions: Tories get tough with further reforms

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:31
Strike action is on the face of it difficult for employees to participate in given that employees will be in...

Careers advice failing half of young people

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:00
More than four in five 14-16 year olds have thought about future job options but nearly half say formal careers...

Work Programme report calls for closer ties with charities

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:02
The Work Programme is failing people with multiple and complex needs and must work closer with charities to gain their...

Greater Manchester sees older apprentice surge

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:20
Nearly half of Greater Manchester's Apprenticeships have been taken by adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s rather than young...

Take three principals - and their recruitment and marketing problems

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:00
In the last few days I've spent time with three college principals. Each thought they had a problem unique to...

Closing the skills gap in London and beyond

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:44
London is suffering from a skills gap that is getting ever wider, according to reports (http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/07/17/london-39-s-skills-system-is-39-broken-39-mps-told.aspx)citing the evidence presented...