TweetThese are the education links we found interesting between July 2nd and August 21st:
- BBC News – Asbestos ‘likely to be in 70% of Gloucestershire schools’ –
- Free schools campaigners celebrate freedom of information victory –
- Times Higher Education – Grand fee paid for each foreign student – Using data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, THE found that 100 universities enrolled 51,027 students in 2011, or the nearest recorded period, via a process involving agents paid on a commission basis. This represents a significant proportion of all international students in the UK. In 2010-11, 174,225 non-European Union students enrolled on higher education courses in the country, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Meanwhile, a total of £57.8 million was spent on commission payments by 92 universities in 2010-11 or the nearest recorded period (an average of around £628,000 per institution). Of the 109 institutions that responded to THE’s FoI request, 17 refused to release these data on the grounds of commercial sensitivity.
- Academies annual report 2010/11 – Schools –
- How ‘tax-free’ exam boards profit as schools pay more – Channel 4 News – The chief executives of AQA and OCR earn £182,000 and £170,000 respectively. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) which represents chief executives in the voluntary sector, says the average pay for a CEO in the industry is £60,000. Even in the biggest charities where the CEO is managing thousands of staff and large budgets, the benchmark is around £125,000.