Newsletter & Bids 39 2016

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Dear Members


Many thanks for this week’s Bids, Grants and Funds from EEVT Ltd (EEVT) and SLIC International Ltd. This week’s bids attachment has some 31 pages. We go out to over 4,000 organisations and decision makers welcome to 7 new readers this week. To get your own copy then e-mail


This week has been very quiet as Steve has been bed bound for over a week now. He thanks all the well-wishers and also this week was the celebration of some 17 years of EEVT.


So news wise FE week tell us more

Wave four of the post-16 education and training area reviews has been launched, even though the sector is still waiting on important government guidance that should have been published in July.

FE Week has received confirmation from colleges in the north-east, and Leicester and Leicestershire, which both fall under the fourth wave, that their reviews were launched this month.

However, long-awaited guidance, covering the implementation of review proposals, due diligence, and details on local authority and local enterprise partnership involvement, remains unpublished.


The Tickets order form for the Asian Apprentice Award’s is also available!



Shock threat of Ofsted ‘civil action’  – Inspectorate send letters warning their logo can only be used by those graded outstanding – Schools, colleges and training providers face cost of removing logo from all publications

Ofsted has sprung a surprise by threatening legal action for unauthorised usage of its logo to advertise “good” ratings – even though it’s common practice among schools, colleges and training providers.

Institutions which have been awarded an “outstanding” overall grade have long since been allowed to use a specially designed “outstanding provider logo” on their branding.

And even though obscure policy guidance which has been in place since the year 2000 clearly states that “we do not issue a good logo”, many providers graded “good” over the years have been using modified versions of the logo in their materials.

Suddenly, however, some of them have now been told that they are breaking crown copyright law – and threatened in a letters seen by FE Week.

This new policy will come as a shock to the sector; numerous schools and colleges using the logo to advertise “good” ratings, while Mark Dawe, the boss of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, even told FE Week that he’d never before heard of the policy, describing it as “the best kept secret in education”.

In one letter recently received by an unnamed training provider, which had deployed a version of the logo on its website, the education watchdog said it would bring legal action to bear if the logo was not removed from its materials within 14 days.

The letter said: “It has been brought to our attention that you are displaying a logo identical with or similar to the Ofsted logo which is protected and also registered by Ofsted.

“This logo appears at the foot of every page of your website without our express permission.

“The Ofsted logo is covered by Crown Copyright. In addition, the Ofsted name is a registered trademark with the Intellectual Property Office. Therefore, the logo cannot be used without Ofsted’s express permission.

“You should be aware that the unauthorised use. Read more atv


 Tip of the week I: Get a free eye test at Boots Opticians. Details

Tip of the week 2 3for2 toys at Argos. Details

Tip of the week 3: An all-inclusive break in Marrakesh is £179pp. Details


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