• Baker clause update: DfE gears up to start ‘direct intervention’ in schools

    Schools could face “direct intervention” from the Department for Education from September if they have failed to allow further education providers to promote vocational education to their pupils. The move is a part of a crackdown on non-compliance with the controversial ‘Baker clause’, an amendment to the 2017 Technical and Further Education Act, which came

    17.00 Aug. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Minister: It's 'not impossible' for schools to meet apprentice hiring targets

    It is “not impossible” for schools to meet apprentice recruitment targets, but they may need extra help, the skills minister said today. Anne Milton insisted to MPs that the public sector apprenticeship target – which requires public bodies to hire 2.3 per cent of their workforce as apprentices every year – is achievable for schools,

    13.03 May. 15th, 2018 | News

  • Report schools that don't let you talk to pupils, minister tells colleges

    Schools that flout their new legal obligation to allow training organisations the chance to speak to pupils about technical qualifications and apprenticeships should be reported to the government, the skills minister has said. In her monthly column for Schools Week’s sister paper FE Week, Anne Milton said further education providers should report ANY non-compliance with

    5.00 Mar. 5th, 2018 | News