Tag Archive: Reform

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – First steps in A level reform

Examination

To download the report please click here Introduction The recent announcement from Ofqual about changes to A level exam arrangements tells us a bit more about where A level reform is heading but not much. From September 2013, exams will only be held in the summer and one resit per paper permitted. So much, so…

Policy Watch – The FE sector gets its plans for the future

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Introduction With the Chancellor’s Autumn Financial Statement now out of the way, budgets are being set for different parts of the education system. First out of the blocks has been the FE and adult skills sector where last week the BIS Dept announced an overall budget of £3.8bn for 2012/13, dropping as indicated under previous…

Out on the road for our senior manager briefings

SMT-Briefings

This month we’re undertaking a major campaign to go out and talk to school leaders about some of the key changes happening as part of the Government’s school reform programme. The format we’ve chosen is an hour long breakfast briefing held at various locations around the country. The advantages of such a format are that…

Policy Watch – The Government sets out some next steps in its reform programme for FE

Next-Steps

Introduction A couple of important reports over the last few months have suggested that the FE sector is at a bit of a crossroads. “We believe that further education providers sit tantalisingly between two long-term futures” argued the LSIS in a commissioned Paper in May looking at some of the changes facing the sector over…

Policy Watch: The Government presses ahead with its education reform agenda

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24 June 2011 [2011/20] Policy Watch – The Government presses ahead with its education reform agenda Introduction A vision for FE, a ‘proper’ framework of accountability for schools and some significant developments in the school system, all have been announced over the last ten days. While talk of U turns and pause buttons dog developments…

Policy Watch – The English Bacc continues to generate strong feelings

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21 January 2011 [2011/3] Policy Watch – The English Bacc The English Bacc continues to attract attention. “What’s the point of this low fat qualification?” argued Voice, the union for education professionals on its blog. “Three cheers for the English Bacc” trilled Toby Young, “It has provided parents with the information they need to make…

Tag Archive: Reform

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – First steps in A level reform

Examination

To download the report please click here Introduction The recent announcement from Ofqual about changes to A level exam arrangements tells us a bit more about where A level reform is heading but not much. From September 2013, exams will only be held in the summer and one resit per paper permitted. So much, so…

Policy Watch – The FE sector gets its plans for the future

_MG_5014-

Introduction With the Chancellor’s Autumn Financial Statement now out of the way, budgets are being set for different parts of the education system. First out of the blocks has been the FE and adult skills sector where last week the BIS Dept announced an overall budget of £3.8bn for 2012/13, dropping as indicated under previous…

Out on the road for our senior manager briefings

SMT-Briefings

This month we’re undertaking a major campaign to go out and talk to school leaders about some of the key changes happening as part of the Government’s school reform programme. The format we’ve chosen is an hour long breakfast briefing held at various locations around the country. The advantages of such a format are that…

Policy Watch – The Government sets out some next steps in its reform programme for FE

Next-Steps

Introduction A couple of important reports over the last few months have suggested that the FE sector is at a bit of a crossroads. “We believe that further education providers sit tantalisingly between two long-term futures” argued the LSIS in a commissioned Paper in May looking at some of the changes facing the sector over…

Policy Watch: The Government presses ahead with its education reform agenda

.PW20

24 June 2011 [2011/20] Policy Watch – The Government presses ahead with its education reform agenda Introduction A vision for FE, a ‘proper’ framework of accountability for schools and some significant developments in the school system, all have been announced over the last ten days. While talk of U turns and pause buttons dog developments…

Policy Watch – The English Bacc continues to generate strong feelings

5B

21 January 2011 [2011/3] Policy Watch – The English Bacc The English Bacc continues to attract attention. “What’s the point of this low fat qualification?” argued Voice, the union for education professionals on its blog. “Three cheers for the English Bacc” trilled Toby Young, “It has provided parents with the information they need to make…

Tag Archive: Reform

Pocket Watch – Should school funding be protected?

Lack of Growth

To download the pdf please click here 2013/38 Introduction Should school funding remain protected? It’s a question that’s been hovering over the current discussions about the 2015/16 spending decisions due to be announced in a few weeks time. This week, the think tank Reform, added its thoughts by arguing that “continuing to ring-fence the schools…

Pocket Watch – First steps in A level reform

Examination

To download the report please click here Introduction The recent announcement from Ofqual about changes to A level exam arrangements tells us a bit more about where A level reform is heading but not much. From September 2013, exams will only be held in the summer and one resit per paper permitted. So much, so…

Policy Watch – The FE sector gets its plans for the future

_MG_5014-

Introduction With the Chancellor’s Autumn Financial Statement now out of the way, budgets are being set for different parts of the education system. First out of the blocks has been the FE and adult skills sector where last week the BIS Dept announced an overall budget of £3.8bn for 2012/13, dropping as indicated under previous…

Out on the road for our senior manager briefings

SMT-Briefings

This month we’re undertaking a major campaign to go out and talk to school leaders about some of the key changes happening as part of the Government’s school reform programme. The format we’ve chosen is an hour long breakfast briefing held at various locations around the country. The advantages of such a format are that…

Policy Watch – The Government sets out some next steps in its reform programme for FE

Next-Steps

Introduction A couple of important reports over the last few months have suggested that the FE sector is at a bit of a crossroads. “We believe that further education providers sit tantalisingly between two long-term futures” argued the LSIS in a commissioned Paper in May looking at some of the changes facing the sector over…

Policy Watch: The Government presses ahead with its education reform agenda

.PW20

24 June 2011 [2011/20] Policy Watch – The Government presses ahead with its education reform agenda Introduction A vision for FE, a ‘proper’ framework of accountability for schools and some significant developments in the school system, all have been announced over the last ten days. While talk of U turns and pause buttons dog developments…

Policy Watch – The English Bacc continues to generate strong feelings

5B

21 January 2011 [2011/3] Policy Watch – The English Bacc The English Bacc continues to attract attention. “What’s the point of this low fat qualification?” argued Voice, the union for education professionals on its blog. “Three cheers for the English Bacc” trilled Toby Young, “It has provided parents with the information they need to make…