However, it suggests the failure to form partnerships is often due to staff wishing to retain their personal hold over sixth-form teaching. They are also reluctant to compromise over timetables and other organisational arrangements.
The report suggests the Department for Education and Employment should consider converging the funding of post-16 courses in schools and colleges and making allowances for the additional costs of partnerships.
Post-16 collaboration: school sixth forms and the further education sector. A joint report by OFSTED and FEFC inspectorate.