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Early 2019

The apprenticeships programme: follow up

We last reported to Parliament on the apprenticeships programme in September 2016. Since then there have been a number of developments which make revisiting this topic timely, including: a 0.5% levy has been introduced on the payroll of large employers to fund apprenticeships a new Institute for Apprenticeships has been established to ensure quality employer-designed … Read more

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Investigation into oversight of the Student Loans Company’s governance, and management of its former chief executive

This investigation describes the events surrounding the appointment and dismissal of the Student Loans Company’s former chief executive officer. It sets outs the Department for Education’s role in oversight of the Company and how it responded to the concerns raised by two Company staff.

Published:
11 May 2018

Investigation into oversight of the Student Loans Company’s governance, and management of its former chief executive

This investigation describes the events surrounding the appointment and dismissal of the Student Loans Company’s former chief executive officer. It sets outs the Department for Education’s role in oversight of the Company and how it responded to the concerns raised by two Company staff.

Converting maintained schools to academies

This report focuses on the arrangements for converting schools to academies. We assess the Department for Education’s approach and the extent of conversion; the robustness, cost and speed of the conversion process; and the availability of sponsors and multi-academy trusts to support schools to convert to academies.

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Converting maintained schools to academies

This report focuses on the arrangements for converting schools to academies. We assess the Department for Education’s approach and the extent of conversion; the robustness, cost and speed of the conversion process; and the availability of sponsors and multi-academy trusts to support schools to convert to academies.

Published:
22 Feb 2018
Summer 2018

Sale of Student Loans

In December 2017 the UK Government sold part of the student loans book. This is the first disposal in a four year programme of sales. The programme, announced in February 2017, intends to dispose of all income contingent loans issued before 2012. The sale achieved £1.7 billion from 1.2 million loans which entered repayment between … Read more

Delivering STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills for the economy

Government efforts to improve the quality and take-up of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills have yielded some positive results but there remains an urgent need for departments to set out a shared view of what they are trying to achieve and a co-ordinated plan for achieving it.