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FE Experts
Once a month, Dr Sue, Holex’s director of policy and external relations, answers your questions, backed by the experience of almost a decade as principal of Canterbury College,...
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Compulsory under 19 education alone cannot address the UK’s growing skills shortages; we must take the opportunity to work with government to develop a national lifelong learning strategy,...
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Garry Phillips describes how his college pulled itself back from financial difficulty and an Ofsted ‘inadequate’ rating, following an intervention from the deputy FE commissioner. Ealing Hammersmith and...
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The NHS will build strong partnerships with colleges and training providers, as long as they are honest about their capacity, says Lucy Hunte. With the imminent introduction of...
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The Institute for Apprenticeships has been silent on learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and that’s simply not good enough, says David Harbourne When I was still at school,...
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The skills sector needs an effective market strategy that drives employer investment and supports providers to deliver high quality at scale, says Pippa Morgan. This week saw the...
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For two years, employers have been working hard on the new technical education panels – the government’s offer to pay professionals to do the same undervalues their contribution,...
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Government’s ‘new industrial strategy’ is another grandiose vision that lacks funding and changes nothing in practice, says Sally Hunt. When it comes to government policy on further education,...
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Quality checking of Ofsted reports is not robust – they are far too variable in both form and content, says former Ofsted HMI Phil Hatton. Last week’s FE...
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The government’s handling of the Institute for Apprenticeships has descended into complete shambles. Even though it will be charged with implementing a flagship policy, it has yet to...
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Sometimes it’s worth challenging an Ofsted report, says John Evans. One of the many dilemmas that principals must struggle with is when to appeal against an Ofsted decision....