JL Dutaut

  • Profile: Samantha Knowlton

    FE Week meets a principal who has found her place at the intersection of education and industry As we begin our interview with the awkward launch of a video conferencing call, I can’t help but notice a splendid triptych of Earth from space on Samantha Knowlton’s office wall. I want to ask about it, but

    11.10 Jul. 7th, 2020 | Profiles

  • Profile: Sarah Stannard

    FE Week meets a principal with a history of bravely sailing against prevailing winds. Is her ship about to come in? Sarah Stannard learnt resilience young. The principal of City College Southampton, who cut her teeth in the business world before moving into leadership in FE, was brought up by a Navy man and strikes

    9.06 Jun. 30th, 2020 | Profiles

  • Profile: Professor Matt O'Leary

    Matt O’Leary transformed the use of lesson observations in FE, despite sector leaders who were initially reluctant to listen. And he’s far from finished, as Jess Staufenberg discovers There are few academics who can point to a seismic change in Ofsted’s approach to further education and say “I did that”, but Matt O’Leary, despite his

    10.26 Jun. 23rd, 2020 | Profiles

  • Profile: Michelle Brabner, CEO and principal, Southport College

    FE Week meets a new college chief whose fresh and flexible approach may be just what sector needs post-pandemic Taking up your first principalship and walking straight into an Ofsted inspection is no one’s professional dream. Taking up your first principalship, walking straight into an Ofsted inspection and then, within weeks, dealing with a college

    5.00 Jun. 16th, 2020 | Profiles

  • Profile: Gerard Garvey, principle of Newcastle Sixth Form College

    FE Week meets a sixth form college principal who has known what he wanted to do since year 12 “I remember getting to sixth form and thinking vividly, ‘this is what I want to work in. This is the environment for me.’” It may seem quite incredible that as a 17-year-old, Gerard Garvey, now principal

    9.19 Jun. 9th, 2020 | Profiles

  • Incorporation: The end of an experiment or the end of a myth?

    Ministers are considering taking colleges back into government control, as revealed last week in these pages. But, Jess Staufenberg asks, was incorporation ever what it was cracked up to be? There is a rising anxiety in the heart of government about the lack of intervention powers when colleges are failing. That’s what FE Week reported, in an

    7.39 May. 27th, 2020 | Feature

  • Profile: Chris Humphries, WordSkills International

    FE Week meets the new WorldSkills International president trying to live up to a legacy while negotiating the headwinds of multiple global challenges Chris Humphries didn’t expect to be in this position. Taking over the presidency and chair of WorldSkills International after the untimely passing away, aged just 57, of its deeply respected and newly-elected

    5.00 May. 19th, 2020 | Profiles

  • What does an inspectorate do when it can't inspect?

    Six weeks after lockdown and the sudden end of inspections, and five weeks after Ofsted mooted a mass redeployment of staff, JL Dutaut finds out what the inspectors have been up to It’s now six weeks since “business as usual” came to an abrupt end for Ofsted. Yet just last week, chief inspector Amanda Spielman

    9.42 May. 11th, 2020 | Feature, News

  • In conversation with... Kirstie Donnelly, CEO, City and Guilds

    FE Week talks to the new City & Guilds CEO about leadership in crisis and her vision for the future of the organisation and the sector amid a transformative technological shift Anyone can lead when the plan is working. The test of a leader is what they do when the plan falls apart. For Kirstie

    6.00 Apr. 28th, 2020 | Profiles

  • Free meals: are vouchers what colleges need to cater for the vulnerable?

    In the absence of the government’s promised universal voucher system, colleges and ITPs have already taken matters into their own hands, finds JL Dutaut Campaigning from school leaders last week resulted in DfE announcements promising a relaxation of rules for the disbursement of free meals funds and the creation of a universal voucher system. However,

    8.21 Mar. 28th, 2020 | Feature, News

  • Profile: Professor Kevin Orr

    Jess Staufenberg meets an education researcher with a unique and singular focus on teaching in further education Professor Kevin Orr of the University of Huddersfield has spent his whole career teaching or researching into teaching in the further education sector. Listening to his soft Belfast lilt as he eloquently explains both roles, it strikes me

    5.00 Feb. 4th, 2020 | Profiles