Sector subject area classification system in England

ASCL response to DfE and Ofqual consultation on the sector subject area classification system in England.
The background to the development and use of SSAs is complex. It is important to remember that, in some cases, institutions have built their organisational structures around these categories so that students and staff can share expertise, equipment, management and employers. It is necessary to review the SSA categorisations on a regular basis, but any changes to the categorisations must be introduced slowly over time and not rushed to meet policy deadlines.

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