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Election 2024

How do the manifestos stack up on further education and skills?

Labour’s manifesto offers the strongest proposition on skills and apprenticeships – but it will take cash and courage to…

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Iain Mansfield
Election 2024

Local skills plans need evolution, not revolution from the next government

A new report offers early insight on how LSIPs can be supported and further improved to ensure they have…

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Claire Russell
Curriculum

Character education is vital and should be explicitly taught

Amid rapid change, uncertainty and a mental health crisis, character education has never been more important to our role…

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Rebecca Tigue
Careers

What we need from a revived national careers service policy

It’s great to see the idea of a national careers service revived after it was canned a decade ago….

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Christine Doubleday
Election 2024, Staffroom – Opinion

The election is a chance to empower our learners to improve their lives

Colleges have a vital role in encouraging political engagement among their learners. Here’s how we’re doing that while remaining…

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Shakira Martin
resits

This election must spell the end of the blunt GCSE resit

The sector must rally to force a rethink on a policy that simply doesn’t meet the country’s needs, let…

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Mary Conway
Apprenticeship levy

Boosting apprenticeships take-up requires better lines of communication

Communication channels between employers, schools, parents and students are vital but they are far too inconsistent to deliver on…

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Ewan Freeman
Election 2024

There are positives – but the Conservatives’ manifesto misfires on crucial issues

This was a chance to come out fighting, but the Conservatives’ policies fail to acknowledge the scale of need…

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Olly Newton

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The latest sector transfers

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 465

Kelly Huntington Director of Growth and Membership, AELP Start date: June 2024 Previous Job: Head of Commercial, HR Connect…

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 464

Lesley Morrey Principal, City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College Start date: June 2024 Previous Job: Director of…

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 463

Gary Buxton Chair, Hopwood Hall College and University Centre Start date: July 2024 Concurrent Job: Coaching psychologist Interesting fact:…

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 462

Sarah Atkins-Boal Head of FE Appointments, Peridot Partners Start date: April 2024 Previous Job: Principal Consultant FE, Peridot Partners…

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