Opinion

Government must rethink reskilling and reboot short courses

Those of us who have been offering free partial qualifications and short courses for years know how crucial they...

JL Dutaut
Kurt Hintz
Profiles

Profile: Tina Götschi

The principal of Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, talks to JL Dutaut about growing up on various...

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Profiles

Profile: Jenna Wrathall Bailey

JL Dutaut meets a high-performance skills coach whose experience shines a light on the challenges facing the necessary education...

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Opinion

Few certainties, but exams are fairest and should go ahead

Schools and colleges can be confident that Ofqual and exam boards have the tools to make summer 2021 exams...

JL Dutaut
DAME GLENYS STACEY
Profiles

Victoria Copp-Crawley, principal, Ashford College

JL Dutaut meets a college leader with a healthy disregard for the academic/vocational divide When your path through life...

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JL Dutaut
Opinion

Sending a hundred students home so soon was a reality check

One case of Covid-19 among the staff had an immediate impact on how we could run the college, writes...

JL Dutaut
SAM PARRETT
Opinion

Without a clear plan for virus control, colleges have been left to guess

Lack of a blueprint for keeping colleges safe partly explains why one college even considered ‘alternate weeks’, writes Stuart...

JL Dutaut
STUART RIMMER
Opinion, Uncategorized

How can we be in financial intervention yet ineligible for Covid relief?

Being turned down twice for relief funding feels like we are losing out partly because of our hard work,...

JL Dutaut
CHRIS MALISH
Opinion

Lockdown learning actually suits some students better

It’s worth bearing in mind the lessons of lockdown as we all return to the ‘new normal’, writes Amanda...

JL Dutaut
AMANDA WAYLING