There has been much in the sector news this week about the Grade 4 Ofsted report for Learndirect and the various legal challenges that preceded its publication. Learndirect is not a SCTP member but SCTP is always concerned to hear of a provider in difficulty. There will also be concern that as this story makes national headlines that there could be a damaging effect on the reputation and quality of all provision which the sector will need to counter. This news also will be of interest in terms of how provider performance failure is handled by the ESFA and Ofsted. Click here for more from FE Week and here for a response from sector leaders and the DfE.