Opinion

The government made BTEC students like me feel we didn’t matter

BTEC students have been put on an exams rollercoaster since the start of this term, writes Fatma Shami Just...

Jess Staufenberg
Fatma Shami
Opinion

Ofqual must urgently allow teacher assessed grades for apprentices

All the stops on teacher assessed grades are being pulled out for GCSEs and A-levels, but yet again apprentices...

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie
Profiles

Jess Staufenberg meets a leader bending the UTC model to build the pipeline of post-16 technical learners In March...

Jess Staufenberg
executive principal, UTC Plymouth
Opinion

Here is a 7-point checklist to make sure the impending FE White Paper doesn’t fail

If the long-anticipated White Paper doesn’t recognise the needs of 2021, then it will fail like so many initiatives...

Jess Staufenberg
Mark Dawe and Tim Blackman
Opinion, Uncategorized

We must steady the ship after the government’s half U-turn

After a week at sea like no other, the next big challenge is teacher-assessed grades, writes David Hughes This...

Jess Staufenberg
David Hughes
Opinion, Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone in FE for your extraordinary efforts

Virtual visits during lockdown have revealed many excellent practices to tackle Covid-19 in colleges, writes Gillian Keegan There has...

Jess Staufenberg
Gillian Keegan
Feature, News

‘We will not be the same because of this’: How colleges coped with Covid

After a gruelling first term, college staff spill the beans on how they have dealt with a period in...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Staff must share their new resources with the whole sector

We need to identify and pool the ‘gems’ that staff have drummed up under lockdown, writes Linsey Taylor Prior...

Jess Staufenberg
Linsey Taylor
Opinion

Decade-long projects can truly make changes for BAME staff and learners

Funding projects with long-term goals have a better chance of improving diversity and inclusion, writes Janet Curtis-Broni As we...

Jess Staufenberg
Janet Curtis-Broni