The U-turn on randomised control trials is bad news for FE
Randomised control trials are the answer to FE’s biggest questions, writes Ben Gadsby I have a confession: My name is Ben...
head of policy and research, Impetus
The Church of England offensive in FE colleges must be resisted
The Church’s proposals have little to do with education and more to do with reversing its declining numbers among young people,...
Professor Chris Higgins and Keith Sharpe
leaders, Secular Education Forum, National Secular Society
The government must do far more to fix the new labour market crisis
We need a revolution to close the potentially disastrous skills gap, writes Kirstie Donnelly Skills gaps are nothing new. But, since...
chief executive, City & Guilds Group
Colleges are unfairly being held back by their past
The government is measuring colleges by using unfair historical references that are of out of date and do not present a...
Principal, Bradford College
The Skills Bill could set the scene for Ofqual’s demise
The government is effectively nationalising technical education through the Institute for Apprenticeships, writes Tom Bewick Leviathan was a mythical sea monster...
chief executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
A big lesson from the pandemic is the role local government plays
Councils have had to respond to the collapse of some of their region’s biggest employers, writes Richard Leese As the vaccine...
Sir Richard Leese
chair, city regions board, Local Government Association
Young people aren’t digital natives in the way employers need
Being a digital native for employers is very different to how young people use their devices daily, writes Bev Jones Generation...
joint CEO, Career Colleges Trust
The National Colleges debacle reveals Whitehall’s goldfish memory
If ministers did the necessary background research, failed initiatives like the National Colleges would be less likely to be repeated, writes...
College collaboration is a gamechanger for driving improvement
Initial challenges to making best use of the College Collaboration Fund were tackled by both sides, write Rebecca Conroy and Sam...
Rebecca Conroy and Sam Parrett
chief executive, East Sussex College Group and chief executive, London South East Colleges
A history of the Learning and Work Institute as it turns 100 today
Through its many incarnations, the Learning and Work Institute has supported initiatives that are still with us now, writes Alan Tuckett...
emeritus professor of education, Wolverhampton University