Tag Archives: Department for Education

Department for Education – need to plan better


Yesterday I attended the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show at Excel and had a very useful discussion with a representative of the DfE who had a stand at the show. The stand was not cheap based on the other … Continue reading

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A poor structure and weak appointments


As the issues around the Office for Students (OfS) continue to be explored in the press, particularly with regard to the appointment of Toby Young, the inadequacy of the structure developed by the DfE is starting to emerge. As I … Continue reading

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The DfE needs an informed EY specialist


According to this article ‘The government has pledged to plough £50m into bolstering early years provision in disadvantaged areas of the country, as part of an action plan intended to improve social mobility.’ Sadly this strategy is deeply flawed. The … Continue reading

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“We’re introducing” means very little!


In last weeks budget Philip Hammond made the following statement We’re introducing T-levels. And today I provide a further £20m to support FE colleges to prepare for them. Whilst this was hardly a detailed statement, it did indicate a sense of immediacy, … Continue reading

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A Government department in chaos


Anne Milton is the MP for Guildford and Minister for Women and Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills State in the Department for Education. On Monday the preview of an interview with her was published to question why the outcome … Continue reading

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A lack of necessary data?


A few days ago in Parliament Chris Ruane MP asked a question which elicited an interesting response from the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb. The question was “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been taught music … Continue reading

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When does the DfE get inspected?


The impact of an Ofsted inspection is huge on the education provider concerned, irrespective of what level of education the provider offers. The same is true of the inspections carried out by a body known as ISI who carry out … Continue reading

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