FE Week news in brief

SFA interim chief executive to be revealed later today

The new interim chief executive of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will be announced later today.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) say the appointment will be revealed at midday … More

Sir David Bell says “boldness matters” in further education

Sir David Bell addressed the education sector on the history of reform at the British Library yesterday.

The vice chancellor of the University of Reading, speaking at a lecture organised by Tribal, was … More

Ofsted scraps no notice inspections

Ofsted has dropped plans to introduce no notice inspections in the FE sector.

The notice period for inspections will instead be reduced to two working days from September 2012.

Matthew Coffey, national … More

Government announces funding for further 15 UTCs

The government is nearly doubling the number of University Technical Colleges (UTCs), having announced funding for a further 15 colleges. The UTCs will be rolled out over the next two years and will bring … More

Ufi launches chartiable trust

Ufi has launched a charitable trust to help solve the UK’s “chronic skills deficit” and high levels of unemployment.

The charity, launched in London this morning, will fund initiatives which improve … More

New principal for City College Brighton and Hove

A new principal will be joining City College Brighton and Hove when Phil Frier retires at the end of August.

Lynn Thackway is currently vice principal of the Barnfield Federation in Luton and is “delighted” … More

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