Time to get serious about developing governor capacity
As the role of college governor grows, the need for more support grows too. Help is already at hand, explains Mark...
national head of leadership and governance, Education and Training Foundation
Preventing college and ITP failures is a matter of relationships
If the sector’s reputation is ever to recover from the damage caused by college and ITP failures, the ESFA needs to...
CEO, AAS Ltd
Apprenticeship take-ups suffer from pro-university data bias
The Government’s continued failure to deliver on its own apprenticeship take-up target is, in part, a symptom of its failure to...
managing director, GB Training
Radical college reform is inevitable. Let’s embrace it
There is broad agreement that the FE sector needs radical reform, yet little consensus on the detail. But what if that...
DR ANN LIMB, CBE DL
Vice chair, City & Guilds Group
Improving teacher wellbeing requires commitment at all levels
A range of factors have made FE a less happy place over the past decade. There are strategies we need to...
Deputy chief executive, Association of Colleges
A new beginning for apprenticeships or business as usual?
The general election delivered a landslide for the Conservatives. But what does it all mean for apprenticeships and training, asks Richard...
CEO, MWS Technology
T Levels: positive preparations continue but challenges remain
Support for T levels remains buoyant among schools, colleges and independent training providers, but the qualifications still face a host of...
Education to Employment lead, National Foundation for Educational Research
NDAs: demystifying the notorious ‘gagging’ order
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are often perceived as a tool to suppress or cover up inappropriate behavior, writes Tom Long. But do...
Employment partner and education, Shakespeare Martineau LLP
Colleges need to recognise incremental progress in GCSE resits
The GCSE resits policy continues to be controversial, but it’s really a matter of emphasis, writes Bill Jones. To prioritise their...
Principal of Leeds City College and Deputy CEO of Luminate Education Group
Johnson government a thumbs up for FE investment but sad to lose Marsden and Milton
The huge 80 seat majority and return of the Conservative Party to government now puts the spotlight on Boris Johnson’s FE...
Editor, FE Week