Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education, Bill Rammell has announced Christine Tyler, ex-principal of Eccles College, Manchester, as the new Chair for the Further Education and Training Bureaucracy Reduction Group.
BRG is an independent group that is responsible for reducing bureaucracy across all British educational sectors and remains accountable to John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Chris Banks, Chair of the LSC.
The group will continue scrutinising the implementation of policy across the sector in order to minimise bureaucracy, as it did under the strict supervision of Caroline Lewis, its former Chair.
In order to strengthen bureaucracy reduction, the group is currently reviewing all the proposals and plans of the Government’s large FE and Provider led organisations before their actual implementation. It is also in the process of supporting and introducing simplification plans to bring about cost reductions.
Christine Tyler said, “I am delighted to be building on Caroline Lewis” efforts and to lead the BRG to continue its scrutiny work across the sector. The BRG is a good example of how the sector is developing a responsible role for itself and we are looking forward to working closely with the FE Information Authority and FE Communications Gateway. We have started to make a real difference in raising the awareness of sector organisations in cutting bureaucracy and my role is to drive forward this agenda, maintaining a strong focus on benefits to learners, sector staff and employers.”