The Education Committee saw former catch-up tsar Sir Kevan Collins appear as a witness this week, where he explained he had no choice but to resign after the Government’s “feeble” funding package was announced. He also outlined where his plan differed and what he thought was still required for education recovery.
The new quality mark for Higher Technical Qualifications was launched this week by DfE and IFATE. This new mark follows the review of Higher Technical Education and is based on employer standards. The Pearson BTEC Higher National in Computing was one of the first qualifications to be approved.
The Government announced a consultation on school behaviour this week, where they are seeking views from school leaders on their behaviour management strategies, as well as on in-school units and managed moves. Williamson himself is also keen to hear view on the banning of mobiles phones.
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