Black workers with A-levels earn 10% less than white counterparts, finds TUC

Black workers with A-levels earn £1.20 an hour less than whites Black pay gap widest for those with degrees (14%) and higher education certs and diplomas (20%) Black workers whose highest qualifications are A-levels earn 10% less than their white peers – missing out on an average £1.20 per hour. The new analysis was published … Read more

Satisfied learners in Knowsley

Knowsley Council’s Family And Community Education service (FACE) has been ranked third nationally for learner satisfaction. The results from the 2016/17 Skills Funding Agency learner satisfaction survey have been published today which places the Knowsley service third out of 199 other local authority, higher education and other government providers across the country in terms of … Read more

Councils want answers over ‘hijacking of soft drinks levy’

Councils are demanding money earmarked for boosting physical activity and healthy eating in schools is not used to plug a black hole in education funding. Instead, the Government needs to find genuinely new money to pay for its recently announced school funding pledges. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and … Read more

Labour analysis shows increase in primary class sizes

Commenting on the figures obtained by the Labour Party showing  more  than half a million primary school pupils in England are being taught in classes of more than 36, Rosamund McNeil, Head of Education, National Union of Teachers, said: “Far too many schools have to reluctantly increase the number of pupils in classes as a direct … Read more

New panel launched to drive legal education

Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP has launched a new panel to drive forward legal education initiatives. Public Legal Education (PLE) will be given a new focus following the launch of a panel that will bring key representatives together to support and drive forward legal education initiatives. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP will chair the … Read more

The 2012 tuition fee reforms made the poorest graduates £1,500 better off, but reforms since have more than wiped out this gain

The major reforms to English higher education in 2012 increased university funding by around 25%, funded primarily by increased payments from richer graduates. Meanwhile, the lowest-earning third of graduates were actually better off as a result of the reform, by an average of £1,500. Changes since 2012 have been heavily focused on further reducing the … Read more