Catherine Murray

  • Steve Frampton, President-elect, Association of Colleges

    Steve Frampton will be the next president of the Association of Colleges, taking on the reigns from Dr Alison Birkinshaw in August. We chatted to him about his career to date, and how he came to be so committed to including the student voice in decision-making. As chair of his school’s student council in the

    5.00 Jul. 9th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Eileen Milner, Chief Executive, ESFA

    The new head of the Education and Skills Funding Agency is a very busy woman. And I’ve been offered just 30 minutes to find out all about her life and do a photoshoot. Simples. Poised on the edge of a hexagonal table in a small conference room, Eileen Milner sits in the eye of the

    5.00 Jun. 11th, 2018 | Profiles

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2018

    Almost a year on from the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, FE Week is proud to bring you its annual National Apprenticeship Week supplement, featuring just a few of the apprentices, employers and training providers who make it all happen. The skills and apprenticeships minister Anne Milton, keen to celebrate the wonderful things happening during

    15.10 Mar. 15th, 2018 | Supplements

  • Jo Maher, Principal and CEO, Boston College

    32-year-old Jo Maher was recently appointed principal and CEO of Lincolnshire’s Boston College, so how is she coping with the pressure of such a high-profile job? FE Week went to find out. When leading an institution of tens of thousands of students through a massive, systemic overhaul, there are a variety of attitudes one can

    17.00 Feb. 4th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

    The new boss of the Institute for Apprenticeships is not giving anything away. After 37 years in the military, Sir Gerry Berragan seems more comfortable dealing in facts than stories about his life. But this might be just the kind of discipline the organisation needs, after a year under a caretaker chief executive and a

    17.00 Jan. 28th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Sir Alan Tuckett: Former NIACE CEO, Founder of Adult Learners' Week

    A lifelong left-winger who has dedicated his life to adult education, meeting Yasser Arafat and the Sandinistas on the way, Sir Alan Tuckett was knighted in the recent new year’s honours list. He spoke to FE on his work in a sector that’s badly understood by the politicians who pay for it. Adult education guru

    12.00 Jan. 12th, 2018 | Profiles

  • Martin Doel, FETL Professor of Leadership in FE and Skills, Institute of Education, UCL

    After eight years at the helm of the Association of Colleges, Martin Doel left in 2016 to take up the world’s first university chair in FE leadership. FE Week paid him a visit in his new post at UCL to find out how his life as an academic is shaping up. Since leaving the Association

    5.00 Oct. 16th, 2017 | Profiles

  • English and Maths GCSE resit results 2017

    Here are the results for all candidates aged 17 and over in the UK who sat GCSE Maths, English language and English literature in summer 2017. These are the results for the old-style “legacy” GCSEs using the A*-G grading system. Next year, everyone (resits included) will have to sit the reformed Maths and English GCSEs, which

    14.53 Aug. 24th, 2017 | News

  • Why doesn’t FE Week have more diverse representation?

    Apparently, 55% of senior leaders in FE are women. I don’t believe it. A large part of my job is to find interesting voices in the sector who want to express an opinion, challenge the status quo, or simply join in the wider debate. Yet I would estimate that 80-90% of the emails I receive

    15.00 Jul. 20th, 2017 | Opinion

  • #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign launch makes waves in Parliament

    FE Week’s first ever campaign garnered serious attention in Parliament yesterday, with the Prime Minister, education secretary and minister for apprenticeships all fielding questions on the proposed funding cuts to 16-18 apprenticeships. New apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon was invited to address campaigners at the launch of FE Week’s #SaveOurApprenticeships campaign, with speeches also made by shadow skills minister Gordon Marsden

    13.26 Sep. 15th, 2016 | News