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FE Week is the premier news source for the further education, apprenticeships and skills sector, with a reputation for breaking news, investigations and expert analysis that is second to none. Our weekly newspaper is read by over 10,000 education managers and sector stakeholders and over 75,000 people access our website on a monthly basis. Trust is essential, and our readers know that FE Week provides an unrivalled platform for sharing accurate, timely information.

Education News

The slow speed of emergency academisation

Not a single failing school became an academy less than nine months after an inspection in at least 26 local authorities over the past three years, Schools Week can exclusively reveal. Schools have been unable to secure takeovers due to a lack of sponsors, complicated PFI contracts, and even because regional schools commissioners sent academy orders through late – sometimes as much as a year after Ofsted first inspected them. Freedom of Information requests to over 70 councils show that 35 schools took longer than two years to convert, even though the government aims to make turnarounds in nine months or under. Only 11 councils managed to convert all their failing schools within this timeframe. In several cases, schools were left so long they were reinspected and received higher grades, leading one policy expert to argue that their academy orders should be revoked. A lack of suitable sponsors caused problems among 11 of the councils that failed to turn their schools around in time. Wirral council said its RSC Vicky Beer took more than two years to find a suitable sponsor for two schools. The schools are now due to join a trust, though this has not yet taken place....

Give schools more money for free meals, say caterers

The government is under pressure to increase the money it gives schools to pay for free meals for infant pupils. The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), which represents school catering companies, has urged ministers to increase the amount of cash available to feed children. At present, primary schools get £2.30 per meal for every pupil in reception, year 1 and year 2. The figure, based on the mean cost of providing a meal in 2012, has to cover all of the costs of providing lunch every day of the school year, including routine staff and maintenance costs. If funding does not take into account rising costs, this could have a detrimental effect on the quality of the meals A report by the Education Policy Institute in February warned that increases in the cost of food will mean that schools could be footing a £109 million bill themselves by 2023-24 if the per-meal rate is not increased. LACA has suggested a 10p rise, which would cost the government an additional £35 million a year. Tim Blowers, the head of the Derbyshire county council’s catering service and who chairs LACA, said school leaders and caterers alike are worried that funding...

Ofsted Watch: Tough week for providers inspected for first time

It has been a difficult week for first-time private providers, as one was rated ‘requires improvement’ and another was handed the dreaded grade four. Millennium Academy, based in Barking, was deemed ‘inadequate’ across the board. This was its first ever inspection and despite Ofsted only judging the provider’s adult learning provision, Millennium now faces being taken off of the register of apprenticeships training providers and have its funding terminated. The provider trains adults in subjects including electrical installation, plumbing, gas, health and social care. Inspectors said leaders do not evaluate the quality of provision “accurately or identify suitable actions for improvement”. They added that managers do not promote safeguarding effectively; “teachers do not ensure safe working practices in workshops, and learners’ insights into safeguarding and the ‘Prevent’ duty are poor”. Teachers do not ensure safe working practices in workshops However, FE Week understands the leaders of the provider are not happy with the way the inspection was carried out and is challenging the findings. It wasn’t a good start to inspection life for Learn Plus Us either. This independent provider, which offers apprenticeships and courses for adult learners in childcare, education, and health and social care in Barnet, was rated...

Secret RoATP application window revealed

Thirty-six teacher training organisations have joined the register of apprenticeship training providers during a secret application window, FE Week can reveal. Employers and providers have been denied the opportunity to win a place on to RoATP ever since the third and most recent application window shut at the end of October, with results published in January. The application process has since been put under review and will not officially reopen until September. However, the Education and Skills Funding Agency allowed for an “extenuating circumstance” and opened the register solely for initial teacher training organisations between February 28 and March 9. This follows a “disastrous” previous round which saw most applicants get rejected. I can’t see how apprenticeships are going to be successful as long as we are facing these kinds of unnecessary barriers A spokesperson for the ESFA claimed that the special window was run to ensure there are enough accredited ITT providers in place to deliver the postgraduate teacher apprenticeship from September 2018. It is likely to form part of the government’s attempt to tackle the growing teacher recruitment crisis in schools. A recent Department for Education forecast said the number of secondary school pupils is set to increase...