Digital poverty: 49,000 laptops delivered to colleges. Tes reports … New City College, the Capital City College Group and South and City College Birmingham are the groups that received the most devices, with 1,760, 1,339 and 971 respectively.
Last summer, the government announced that colleges should use existing budgets to support learners in need of devices or other support, but could seek additional funds from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Read more at: Digital poverty: 49,000 laptops delivered to colleges Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or just someone who cares about education and has something to get off your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post?
Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. 1918 Pandemic Influenza: Three Waves. Talks under way on threshold rate for college adult education under-delivery. Intense negotiations are taking place within government to determine the extent to which colleges will again be allowed to keep funding for courses that did not take place amid disruption from the pandemic.
In a typical year, colleges are allowed to keep 100 per cent of the national adult education budget funding if they achieve a threshold of at least 97 per cent of their allocation. Last year this 97 per cent threshold was lowered to 68 per cent owing to the impact of Covid-19, and with the national lockdown continuing, it could be even lower this year. FE Week understands the Department for Education is trying to persuade the Treasury to allow for significant under-delivery, which could include a different threshold between March and July, when lockdown is expected to end. David Hughes The Association of Colleges chief executive David Hughes told FE Week it is “imperative that colleges find out soon how their AEB budgets will be dealt with”.
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Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.
FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors. Main Features. Five reasons why online and blended learning could be a game-changer for education and training. Everyone has become more familiar with online learning during the pandemic, but will there be a rush to go back to the old normal if we don’t fully understand its benefits?
The pandemic has brought to the fore ongoing trends of remote learning. Yet institutions and government have expressed a reluctance to fully embrace its possibilities both for the pandemic and the expected post-pandemic scenario, where people are more likely to work and learn (either wholly or partially) remotely. Online learning has always seemed the lesser partner in the education and training sector. 403 Forbidden. Not another Cinderella story: Reflections on a collaboration to tell and imagine past, present and future stories of FE. For just over five years a unique project has examined the situation of further education (FE), mainly in England but also elsewhere in the UK, Australia and Ireland.
The FE sector in England provides places for 2.2 million students, with more students aged 16 to 18 studying in colleges than at state-funded schools (AoC, 2019). Yet, FE in England (as elsewhere) is frequently overlooked by researchers and policymakers alike. In response, we offered a space for those interested in exploring the current state of FE to write their reflections, ideas and imaginings, the results of which are a trilogy of books to which over a hundred people including writers, illustrators and dancers have made a direct contribution.
The first book, published in 2015, was a metaphorical riposte to the dreary and pervasive trope that fixed the FE sector as passive Cinderella awaiting a prince who was taking a long time to show up. -19 Testing in Colleges - Case studies and Q&A webinar - AoC Services. Tuesday 12 January 14.00 – 15.00 Colleges have done incredible things in the most difficult of circumstances but it has become clear that until there is a fuller rollout of the vaccine, a robust testing and track and trace system is the best way of keeping learning and training happening, whilst protecting the health of students and staff.
And from January, there is an expectation that colleges will be key to delivering that. Government's decision to not completely cancel vocational exams 'leads to more uncertainty' and causes more problems than it solves. Responding to the Department for Education's decision not to cancel this month's VTQ exam series, but leave it up to colleges to decide whether to go ahead, Chief Executive of AoC, David Hughes said: "This response from the government will disappoint the thousands of students as well as staff in colleges across the country who have shown how worried they are about sitting exams this month.
The risk is that this continues the confusion, leads to more uncertainty for every student and puts thousands of young people and their families at risk as well as the college staff managing the exams. Pearson outlines plans for awarding BTEC grades as colleges call off exams. The awarding body that runs BTECs has pledged to award a grade for any student who is unable to take this month’s exams and has “enough evidence to receive a certificate that they need for progression”.
Those unable to take their assessment this month may also “be able to” take it at a later date. “If that is not possible, we will put in place arrangements to ensure you are not disadvantaged,” Pearson added. Pearson made the announcement after the Department for Education last night told colleges it would be up to them to decide whether the 135,000 students sitting vocational exams, including BTECs, this month can go ahead. Free online learning resources. We have compiled a list of free resources that may be helpful for teachers, school leaders, parents/carers and young people.
Resources Relating to coronavirus Talking about Coronavirus with Children (Engage Education website).Covid-19: Child-led learning resource (PDF, 5MB) on The Economist Educational Foundation website.Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus (Nurse Dotty Books website) - a story book for young children that aims to help them learn about coronavirus without fear.The coronavirus explained and what you should do (YouTube Video, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell) - an excellent, informative animated video, explaining how the virus works and what we need to do to defeat it.
Suitable for older children. Coronavirus (BrainPop website) - a range of resources to help children learn about the coronavirus, viruses generally, the history of microscopy etc. Relating to home learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) Vocational exams in January to go ahead, despite national lockdown - AoC responds. Tonight, in response to the national lockdown announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the details on January's vocational exams, Chief Executive David Hughes said: “It seems that the Government wants the January VTQ exam series to go ahead over the next 3 weeks.
That involves over 135,000 students in colleges. I think they should be cancelled – it is not safe for them to go ahead and it is not fair for students nor for staff. The Prime Minister has said that everyone should stay at home as much as possible, so how can he expect college staff to go in to invigilate, or students to feel safe enough to sit exams? Launch of new Innovate UK funded schools Covid-19 test management software. Latest #FENews updates for today 01/04/2021. Five education myths that Covid-19 shatters. Education has been practised and conceptualised internationally in ways that demonstrate its increasing privatisation, enabled through a dependency on numerical data and an adherence to a social world that is constructed and distorted through these numbers. We argue that Covid-19 signifies, first, the catastrophic failure or irrelevance of the technologies of privatisation to addressing the pandemic’s exigencies and implications, and, second, the necessity of a public form of education to address the post-pandemic landscape.
Newbury College is appealing for Community Volunteers to help meet new COVID Testing demands. Further Education News The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork. Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.
FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors. Main Features. The Impact of Covid-19 on Fair Access Report. Further Education News The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.
Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas. FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.
Main Features. No fit state - Tortoise. For a couple of days in January 1806, Nelson lay dead in the Painted Hall at Greenwich after a victory at sea that established Britain’s dominance of world trade for the next century. For Boris Johnson the echoes of history were irresistible. In February this year, under a ceiling of nymphs and noblemen and archers, he gave a speech in the same hall that reached back across the centuries to link Nelson’s triumph to Brexit. Coronavirus: What will 2021 mean for FE colleges? Schools and childcare settings: return in January 2021. Since the start of the academic year, the continuing efforts of leaders, teachers and staff across education and childcare have ensured that settings remain as safe and COVID-secure as possible.
Covid chaos: how the UK handled the coronavirus crisis. To receive rapid coronavirus testing from January for staff and students - Sector Response. Pandemic realities for school leaders. A timely study. The year in politics: It couldn't get any worse. Until it did. Why I am in a higher priority group for a vaccine than younger people with chronic health conditions. The Joint Committee for Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) has released its priority list for getting a Covid vaccine, which is as follows:
Spending Review 2020 documents. Publications. College Governance Survey 2019 In July 2019, AoC supported by the Governors' Council and National Governance Professionals Special Interest Groups conducted a national governance survey. Here is a summary of the findings. Government’s ambition for getting people back into jobs won’t work without immediate boost to adult funding. Colleges have today said that its flagship National Skills Fund is at risk unless funding rates are improved. The National Skills Fund supports the government’s ambition to get people retrained quickly and to help them avoid falling into poverty.
Exodus of exhausted headteachers predicted in England after pandemic. Schools in England are facing an exodus of headteachers, with almost half considering leaving the profession after the pandemic, according to a new survey. Headteachers interviewed by the Guardian said they were stressed and exhausted because of the enormous pressures of dealing with Covid. They were also worried about school budgets, which were already tight but have been substantially eroded by additional coronavirus costs. Almost half (47%) of those who took part in a poll by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said they were likely to leave their jobs prematurely, once they had steered their schools through the Covid crisis. Many had already become disillusioned with education before the pandemic. Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Question and answers: SAGE papers on Covid 19 transmissions in schools - Education in the media. Today, SAGE (the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) has published papers relating to the latest evidence of incidence and transmission of coronavirus in schools. Here we answer some key questions. What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Christmas guidance set out for university students FE sector and government must learn lessons from first Covid lockdown to avoid future mistakes, new AELP/FETL research finds.
Ofsted reports on the effects of lockdown - Education in the media. Ofsted COVID-19 series. Is ‘Covid-secure’ teaching really best for student well-being? What the new national restrictions mean for education settings - Education in the media. New guidance for schools, colleges and early years. Forget on-campus vs online: the future is blended, say universities. Why we are keeping education settings open - Education in the media. New National Restrictions from 5 November. EEF Blog: Classrooms look very different this year. Here are 5 research resources to support teachers in adapting your practices. EEF commissions new research on the impact of Covid-19 school and nursery closures.
Seeking and sending signals - PESA Agora. Doing qualitative research on inequalities during Covid - Living with data. Aerosol transmission of Covid-19: A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air. Digital plan for FE and skills: Jisc launches three-year strategy. OfS student panel statement on support for students in self-isolation during COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic - Office for Students. Now is the time to invest in essential skills. Upskilling and Reskilling through Modularised Higher Education. Risks to Rishi Sunak’s Extra Investment in Careers Advice in the ‘Plan For Jobs’
From survival to revival: reflecting on apprenticeship delivery during Covid-19. COVID-19 #CoronaVirus Infographic Datapack. The coronavirus crisis: What impact for early career researchers? Pupils start returning to schools in England. Exam Results 2020 Support. School closures: DfE's 'worst case' plan for Covid spikes. David Price OBE discusses The Power of US - The future of education and work in a post-Covid World. #BackToSchoolSafely campaign to reassure students that schools and colleges are ready for their return - Sector Response.
College funding: Coronavirus crisis is far from over. Vision — The College of the Future. 02607476.2020. Institute of Education - UCL – University College London. Identity in Focus: Examining FE Practitioners’ Informal Professional Learning Through the Lenses of Online Community Dialogues. FE research: 'Reward teachers by funding their edu-research' Universities get some SAGE advice on reopening campuses. #ukfechat #FEVirtualResearchMeet 16/7 Qu 1 - Why research? Topical map of COVID-19 social research literature. OECD. Providers can welcome adult learners back from 13 July. How will the FE Funding landscape change in the year to come?
Colleges to receive £200 million in capital funding. Treasury excluded colleges from £1bn catch-up fund. Pub.lucidpress. Leading by Listening: Reflective Learning. England’s Skills Puzzle: Piecing together further education, training and employment. Covidfamilystudy. England to drop class 'bubbles' and pupil caps from September.
FE snubbed in 'corrected' DfE £1bn catch-up plans. Does missing a term due to COVID-19 really matter? What happened to student results after the Christchurch quake. (154) Edufuturists #87 - The Past, Present and Future of Education with Bob Harrison. Author, Layla F Saad, has compiled a non-exhaustive list of books by British authors on racism, white privilege, and white supremacy in Britain. If you're looking for further reading that is UK-specific □□ : Teach First drops 120 trainees as recruitment stalls. Return of the Kids: What is happening in primary and secondary schools? - Teacher Tapp. Coronavirus resources. Media speculation about exams next year - Education in the media.
Significant underlying teacher supply challenges remain but some progress was made in 2019 - NFER. : Heads struggle to keep up with DfE guidance updates. Introduction of temporary student number controls. No school an island - RSA - Medium. - Whiteboard Video Maker. (111) Imposter Syndrome Online Study 2020. Happy Friday! We’ll soon be closing the #ImposterSyndrome Online Study to new participants. This #mentalhealth initiative has ~500 participants. Can #AcademicTwitter help double it? □ Simply DM to join us. - @AcademicChatter @PhDVoice #RealTimeChem. Latest Tweets / Twitter. How we should be supporting our students?: Covid-19 is having a huge impact on every aspect of higher education and university life. It has put a strain on our resources, is testing the creativity of staff, has made the future a good deal less certain…
HEP Conversations with Thai academics: How they are adapting during Covid-19? Staff wellbeing in FE: In conversation with: Nick Juba CEO Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. Thread by @meganranney: Here's a short list of things we do and don't yet know about #COVID19. 1. We don't yet know the true case fatality rate. (E.g.: if you catch…