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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....
FE was poorly represented in this year’s honours not because it was overlooked, but because the sector failed to submit enough nominations, says Dame Asha Khemka. The FE...
Colleges need to insist they are given the right data to make meaningful quality judgements about their own performance, says Graham Taylor. Last April I wrote about the...
Ofsted should be congratulated for admitting that it got it wrong with the wording of important extracts of its report on Yeovil College. No individual or organisation is...
Dr Sue answers your questions on all aspects of governance, from taking time off to liability.   Question One: Time off work As a school governor I was...
We are failing to meet apprenticeship targets in construction due to some ridiculous barriers that should simply be removed, says Jeremy Rabinovitch. Apprentices are the lifeblood of the...
Building a world-class skills training system is entirely within our grasp if it is properly supported and prioritised, says Carole Stott. To say that 2016 was an eventful...
Improving staff wellbeing is not only vital to college success, it’s our moral duty as FE leaders, says Stuart Rimmer At the recent AOC annual conference, its president...
Employers are telling a large and successful provider of 16-18 engineering apprentices they will switch to adults once the funding reforms kick in. Most 16-18 frameworks see a...
Unbelievably, the government may be about to chop away the first rung on the ladder with its new funding system for apprenticeships, says Jon Graham On the face...
Writing exclusively in FE Week, Robert Halfon, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, sets out his plans, priorities and resolutions for the year ahead. 2017 is set to be...

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