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    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving. Martin Gray, Board member, Education Training Collective Start date: May 2020 Concurrent job: Director of Children’s Services, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Interesting fact: Martin has done both a skydive and bungee jump. Carol Thomas, Principal, Coventry College Start date: August 2020 Previous job: Group Director of Curriculum

    7.00 Jun. 22nd, 2020 | Bulletin, Movers and Shakers

  • Colleges announce free summer food scheme for vulnerable 16-18s

    Two colleges have announced they will offer free meals over the summer holidays to their most vulnerable 16-to-18-year-old students. Cornwall College Group and Yeovil College both made the commitment in the same week the government U-turned on its decision not to provide free lunch vouchers to school pupils during August. The change of mind followed

    10.00 Jun. 19th, 2020 | News


    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving. David Balme, Chair of Board of Trustees, One Awards Start date: May 2020 Concurrent job: Executive Director of Governance, Assurance and Risk, NCG Interesting fact: Since passing his driving test David has owned 22 different cars Vanessa Housley, Board member, Education Training Collective Start date: May

    6.00 Jun. 15th, 2020 | Bulletin, Movers and Shakers

  • FE should be at the heart of shielding 19 to 24-year-olds from unemployment

    It makes financial sense for FE colleges to ease the pain of unemployment sparked by Covid-19, say John Widdowson and Mark Corney We are heading for a youth unemployment crisis this September. Thankfully, the prime minister is on the case and a policy package is expected as part of an economic statement due early next

    5.00 Jun. 15th, 2020 | Opinion

  • Fellowships in technical teaching: here’s why you should apply

    Having a fellowship doesn’t change the quality of the work you do – but it certainly gives you a big platform from which to shout about it, and to connect up with others in a meaningful way, says Cerian Ayres Fellowship. It’s a word that says so much. It says recognition by peers, it says

    6.00 Jun. 14th, 2020 | Opinion

  • Coronavirus covered: Coupland in conversation with FE Week

    FE Week was joined by Jennifer Coupland, chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), during this week’s webcast on the response to the coronavirus pandemic for the FE and skills sector. Here are the main takeaway points. 1) Temporary discretions and flexibilities for over 100 apprenticeship standards Coupland outlined how external

    10.00 Jun. 12th, 2020 | News

  • Multi-million pound cut to College Collaboration Fund as DfE reopens applications

    The Department for Education has slashed the College Collaboration Fund (CCF) by more than a third as it reopens for applications. The total pot on offer sat at £9 million when the fund was launched by education secretary Gavin Williamson in February, but this amount has now dropped to £5.4 million. In confirming the reduction,

    16.52 Jun. 10th, 2020 | News

  • First college to delay reopening after coronavirus R rate rise

    A college in Tameside is delaying its wider reopening after being “strongly advised” to do so by its local authority in light of new Covid-19 infection rate data. Tameside College told FE Week today it is planning to follow recommendations from Tameside Metropolitan Borough to postpone face-to-face contact with more students until at least June

    16.36 Jun. 8th, 2020 | News


    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving. Anne Vickers, Board member, Education Training Collective Start date: May 2020 Concurrent job: Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust’s Schools Games Organiser for Middlesbrough Interesting fact: Anne played for Redcar Ladies hockey team for 30 years, joining when she was at school Matthew Smith, Director

    6.00 Jun. 8th, 2020 | Bulletin, Movers and Shakers

  • FE has a pivotal role over the next two years (and there is no time to lose)

    The sector must be allowed to respond to demands from existing and new students, many of them disadvantaged, says Justine Greening. It must also be ready to help hundreds of thousands of people to reskill Education transformed my life – and my time in further education at Thomas Rotherham College in south Yorkshire was a

    6.00 Jun. 7th, 2020 | Opinion

  • ‘A very different September’ debated by roundtable of experts

    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of disruption across education, including cancelled exams and campus closures to most learners, the impact of which is expected to be felt into the next academic year and likely beyond. Education leaders and policy experts discussed the anticipated ongoing impact on 16-to-24- year-olds, adult learners and apprenticeships

    6.00 Jun. 6th, 2020 | News