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Ofsted attempts parental charm offensive

Ofsted wants to make its inspection reports more accessible to parents because they are its “most important education stakeholders”, according to a senior official. Amy Finch, its head of strategic development, said this week that when Ofsted’s new framework comes into effect from September 2019, it will improve parental communication by using clearer language in reports. “The level of technical jargon that we put in our reports specifically to communicate with school leaders, does not necessarily sit very well with parents,” Finch said at an event on Tuesday run by the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE). This is a clear gap in the information we provide…we will be looking at that Inspectors “rehearse the key messages” of their reports when feeding back to school leaders at the end of inspections, so it is “not surprising” that reports are then written with school leaders in mind. These, she said, are not “equally useful to parents”. Parents have asked the watchdog to include more information about the “experience of going to school, and how the school that they send their child to is different from others”. “This is a clear gap in the information we provide…we will be looking at that,” Finch...

TAs miss out on training as funding plummets

Nearly half of teaching assistants claim to have received no training from their schools within the last year as schools cut back to save money. In a survey of 4,500 school support staff, 53.3 per cent of classroom-based staff said their school’s money for training had dropped in the last 12 months, and 45.1 per cent had not received any training funded by their school in the last year. Rehena Azam, the GMB union’s national secretary for public services, said the findings were “shameful”. “All support staff, including teaching assistants, need access to regular training and real career progression opportunities,” she said. “Support staff are suffering the most from the schools’ funding crisis.” In April, the Teacher Development Trust found that over 700 schools across the country had a total training budget at or near zero in 2016. Bethan Cullen, the commercial director at the Institute of School Business Leadership, described funding as “critical”, and claimed schools are reviewing the ways CPD budgets are being spent. “Schools need to be sure that they are investing in the right areas,” she said. Jon Richards, Unison’s head of education, said unions have stepped in to “fill the gap” as CPD budgets have “dropped through the...

T-level full roll-out delayed until 2023, DfE confirms

The full roll-out of T-levels has been delayed until September 2023 after concerns were raised about the planned pace of the scheme. However, the T-level pilot, which will involve up to 52 colleges delivering courses in digital (digital production, design and development), childcare and education and construction (design, surveying and planning), will still begin from September 2020, after it was delayed by 12 months last year. T-levels development will be overseen by the Institute of Apprenticeships (IfA), who describe them as the “Government’s new two-year, technical study programmes available across 11 industry routes…one of the three major options available to students aged 16 – 19, alongside apprenticeships and A levels.” The 12 month extension to implementation schedule means the government is now expecting the phased introduction of the new qualifications to take four years, as opposed to the three years originally planned. The delay was revealed in the Department for Education’s response to the T-level consultation, published today, which said that some respondents including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) had “raised concerns about the capacity of the system to respond to this pace of roll-out. “We recognise these concerns. Our priority is to deliver high quality programmes and therefore we have...

Final Institutes of Technology shortlist announced

The 16 providers in the final stage of the government’s competition to open Institutes of Technology have been revealed. Their names have been published today alongside the Department for Education’s response to its T-level consultation . Successful providers should have been notified in early May whether their bids for a share of £170 million had made it to stage two, but the DfE fell behind schedule. Among the successful is a consortium led by Milton Keynes College, which had put in a bid for £18 million of funding to develop an IoT at Bletchley Park, the former home of a World War Two codebreaking centre, as reported by FE Week reported in March. The proposal, which also included Microsoft, City & Guilds and Cranfield University among others, would see 1,000 learners a year taught fields such as network engineering, applications development, intelligent systems, games development and cybersecurity. “The government is creating a network of prestigious Institutes of Technology across the country,” the DfE said . “IoTs will offer top-quality training and apprenticeships in higher-level technical skills – A-level equivalent up to degree level and above – helping to bridge a vital skills gap in our economy in areas like advanced...