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The Casey Report is right to fight for the cause of English for Speakers of Other Languages courses –improving social integration is an essential public service, says Jenny...
While devolution of the adult skills budget will lead to better use of public funds, an overall strategy to guide spending is sorely lacking, says Sue Pember. Much...
Sir Michael Wilshaw couldn’t resist another high profile opportunity to bash colleges. It’s clear that his support team, including his FE deputy Paul Joyce, had helped produce an...
When some apprentices are not even given quality training, the 10p increase to the apprentice wage is a sham, says Shakira Martin. Based on the last few months,...
The end of 2016 will feel like a much bigger occasion than other years. It’s been a relentless rollercoaster of emotions. So much so that I now hesitate...
It was a great honour to be recognised last week for my investigative reporting on FE, and I know our talented senior report Alix Robertson feels the same...
With Prevent and British values still in the spotlight, now is a bad time to lose the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education, says Sam...
Far from being “elitist”, Lord Sainsbury’s recommendations give those who can’t get into elite universities a chance to compete, says Andy Forbes. I was incensed at Lord Sainsbury being...
Internationalisation of our colleges is not an academic nicety but a fundamental necessity, and there are many ways to do it, says Tracy Ferrier.  A lot of attention has...
If A-levels are big business, why don’t we allow more consumer choice, asks Graham Taylor.  A-levels are still big business and the main choice for 16-to-18s at level...
Dr Sue answers your questions on Board Composition, Having an impact & New A-level entry grades.   Question One: Board composition I am the new clerk of a recently...

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