Phased return for Ofsted inspections

4 December 2020

Full, graded, Ofsted inspections will not resume until the summer term, the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed, although the regulator will conduct supportive monitoring inspections to those schools and colleges currently judged “inadequate” and some that “require improvement”.

More nurseries judged good or outstanding

4 December 2020

More nurseries and pre-schools than ever before have been judged as good or outstanding, according to Ofsted’s new Annual Report for 2019-2020.

Spending Review can give confidence to construction

4 December 2020

Reacting to the recent Spending Review, presented to Parliament by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has said that can give confidence to companies across the construction sector despite the difficult economic outlook.

Government consults on night flight policy and noise

4 December 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking public comments on its future night flight policy with specific regard to night flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.

Helping care and health employers share effective references

4 December 2020

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is collaborating with a number of safeguarding partners to hold a consultation about safer recruitment practices, references and conduct information within the social care and health sector.

Women more likely to apply for flexible senior roles

4 December 2020

Employers that embrace the flexible working revolution after the Covid-19 pandemic could boost applications from women for top jobs by as much as 20%, a Government-backed study by Zurich insurance suggests.

Points-based immigration system opens

3 December 2020

Applications for the new skilled worker visa opened on 1 December, meaning, Home Secretary Priti Patel said, that the brightest and the best from around the world can now apply to work in the UK from the end of the transition period (1 January 2021).