Profiles

An exercise in transparency
An exercise in transparency
One of the most frequent complaints levelled at Ofsted is that it lacks transparency. For example the system for dealing with complaints against inspection results, it has been...
To the defence of FE’s acronym count
To the defence of FE’s acronym count
The first thing many people entering the FE and skills sector notice is the number of acronyms. Telling your EFA (Education Funding Agency) from your ETF (Education and...
Keeping a foot on the gas in (semi) retirement
Keeping a foot on the gas in (semi) retirement
In these cash-strapped times, many principals would like to shave a few pounds off the expenditure column of their college finances. And it was no different during the...
A credit to vocational learning
A credit to vocational learning
As far as student debt goes, City & Guilds UK managing director Kirstie Donnelly is more qualified than most to sympathise with today’s hard-pressed learners struggling to stay...
Like father, like son
Like father, like son
Formula One racing has Graham and Damon Hill and football has Harry and Jamie Redknapp, while high-flying father and son duos in the world of acting include Donald...
To hull and back
To hull and back
The art of being the boss hasn’t come naturally to Hull College principal Graham Towse. “My first experience of management was a disaster to be honest,” he admits....
Rajinder Mann Profiled
Rajinder Mann Profiled
‘I’m a true Wolveronian,” says Wolverhampton-born Rajinder Mann, who left the UK for India shortly after birth only to return five years later unable to speak English. “But...
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...

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