Cuts Watch #22: Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency is cut
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has written to the QCDA to confirm that legislation to close the agency will be introduced in the autumn. His letter sets out which functions of the QCDA’s work will be retained, and which will be cut. In response, the Chairman of the QCDA has stated that his organisation is focusing on the wellbeing of its staff and on completing its ongoing work during the exam season. The Coventry Telegraph has claimed that, when combined with the jobs to be lost at BECTA, 830 jobs will be lost locally.