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£7bn 363 colleges 4.2m learners 263,257 staff

Beware teachers called Callum or Chelsea

If HEFCE’s challenging financial settlement for HE next year is anything to go by, we will have to get very good indeed at picking students who are the best, most persistent, the least likely to drop out.

And of course there is a way of doing it easily – just look at their first name.

A survey of 3000 teachers came up with the student names to look out for

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February 2, 2010 Posted by | further education, list, teachers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Watch the list of small colleges

Looking at the most recent data on the number of people employed in further education colleges in England, I pulled out a list of those colleges with large numbers of staff, and those with small numbers.

The largest college is City of Manchester with 3,670 contracts, and the smallest is Derwentside with 215.

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January 25, 2010 Posted by | austerity funding, list | , , | Leave a comment

Top 10 Local Authorities to look out for

The Learning and Skills Council  used to allocate and distribute  funding to colleges, but  from next year local authorities will take over the distribution.

They haven’t been involved with further education colleges for many years  –  which are the big players now?

The latest data from LSC on allocations to local authorities shows that

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January 21, 2010 Posted by | austerity funding, list | , , , | Leave a comment