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EBacc no longer fit for purpose.

New report shows EBacc no longer serves any useful purpose

Funding Should Be Equal but not at a Cost to Schools, says ATL

At the Association of Colleges (AoC) Conference in Birmingham today, the Secretary of State for Education, Ruth Kelly MP, announced that the Government are planning to cut into the 13% funding gap between FE colleges and school "“ based sixth forms.

DfE's Early Career Framework designed to tackle recruitment and retention crisis

Recruitment and Retention

Majority of supply teachers are reporting lower levels of pay

NEU Supply Teachers Survey

UK off-track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in education and social justice

Today, the National Education Union releases Progress off-track, a new snapshot briefing indicating how England and the UK are performing with the Sustainable Development Goals in relation to education and social justice. (Attached)

Over 8,000 young people with #SEND are ‘awaiting provision’ for a school place

Over 8,000 young people with SEND are ‘awaiting provision’ for a school place

Is skills policy now too ‘employer-led’?

A consultation on the Institute of Apprenticeships (IfA) strategic plan closed last week. You can read ATL’s response to the proposals here. Another consultation, this time on the IfA’s draft operational plan, is currently open, with a deadline of 27 February.

#OECDTalis Shows Government Failing England’s Teachers and Head Teachers

England’s teachers are highly motivated by the opportunity to influence children’s development or contribute to society – 93% of teachers cited these factors as major motivations for joining the profession, according to the findings of the OECD’s first volume of its Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) 2018.

How is the FE workforce reacting to the Area Reviews?

While ATL has been busy over the past twelve months, challenging ministers and civil servants at national and local levels on the lack of transparency and paucity of workforce engagement around the Area Reviews, there has been little public questioning of this policy.  ATL was pleased then, when the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy announced its inquiry into the Area Reviews.  At last, here is an opportunity to properly scrutinise and critique this policy, which has been implemented at breakneck speed and left confusion and dissatisfaction in its trail.

GCSE grading differences could create havoc, says ATL

The rush to push through GCSE reforms risks creating havoc as students face different systems for different subjects, according to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

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