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Motion #27
Tue, 2018
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference notes that, with school budgets already stretched due to the funding crisis, the apprenticeship levy is an unnecessary cost for education establishments, which could use this money to support students to develop the skills and gain the qualifications required to access apprentices

Apprenticeship levy will push more school budgets to breaking point, warn education unions

From today thousands of schools across the country will start to pay into the apprenticeship levy. The compulsory payment will have to be paid by most schools, with only small stand-alone academies exempt.

ATL comment on Government’s apprenticeship policies

Commenting on the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy’s report on the Government’s apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship policies, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
Motion #18
Mon, 2017

THAT Conference notes that from April 2017 all local authority-maintained schools will be required to pay the apprenticeship levy and, in order to recoup the apprenticeship levy, schools will be required to recruit apprentices.

Is your school ready for the apprenticeship levy?

This blogpost marks the first in a series examining the impact of the government’s apprenticeship reforms on the education sector, and discussing ways in which schools and colleges can respond.

Good quality apprenticeships

Apprenticeships should be a high quality path to a successful career.  ATL recommends that when advising young people or developing programmes, teachers and lecturers are aware that good quality apprenticeships: