Profiles

Burning passion for vocational education
Burning passion for vocational education
Neil Carberry’s relationship with education didn’t get off to the best of starts with his Edinburgh primary school burning down the day before his fifth birthday. “I could...
Stott motto of enthusiasm
Stott motto of enthusiasm
In the office of Carole Stott’s mentor and university lecturer Gerard Boynton, there was a sign hanging up that read: “All we need to make us really happy...
Teenage timetabler
Teenage timetabler
Most teenagers spend their schooldays daydreaming about life outside the classroom, but that wasn’t the case for Andy Gannon. The 157 Group director of policy admits it was...
Not going quietly
Not going quietly
As the Institute for Learning (IfL) enters the last few weeks of its existence, Dr Jean Kelly’s mood is a mixture of sadness and demob happiness. Her desk...
An Inspired Rise To Principal
An Inspired Rise To Principal
Jill Westerman had a very tough year in 2006 — the kind of year that might have persuaded others to consider their futures. But instead, Westerman drew inspiration...
Warner’s flight of rock star fancy
Warner’s flight of rock star fancy
“I remain convinced that anyone’s career is based on luck,” says Paul Warner, director of employment and skills at the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). “You...
Making a (happy) meal of apprenticeships
Making a (happy) meal of apprenticeships
It’s the warning that exasperated mums and dads up and down the country issue their teenage children — “If you don’t work hard enough in school, you could...
Building up qualifications - brick by brick
Building up qualifications – brick by brick
Marketing a brick is no easy task. “It’s not one of those things where there’s more than meets the eye — it’s a brick. You quickly run out...
Writing off ‘slow’ label with active learning career
Writing off ‘slow’ label with active learning career
From a difficult start at school to the top of a group of three colleges and two University Technical Colleges (UTCs), the rise of Sally Dicketts has been...

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