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Recommendations in the latest report from the Commons education select committee offer an opportunity for a parallel, if not unified, approach to raising standards of teaching and learning...
The national awards ceremony for Adult Learners’ Week kicks off a week of similar events across the country this week, alongside thousands of opportunities for people to have...
NUS’ National Conference is the biggest democratic meeting of students in the world. As such, it’s sort of got a bit of a weight on its shoulders. It’s...
Some commentators are taking the view that, recently, Ofsted has focused too heavily on full time 16-18 programmes, and has neglected the complexities of general FE. One particular...
After many years working with college information systems and the advances I’ve seen in technology, it still amazes me that there are vast differences in how colleges capture...
The 157 Group has been debating how it moves forward six years on from its inception. The sector context in 2012 is very different from 2006, not least...
The relationship between further education, the world of work, and local economic development is at a crossroads. With over one million young people unemployed for the first time,...
Before we look at shaping the future, I’d firstly like to look at the past by sharing some history behind the Australian Group Training model. Group Training in...
Like many practitioners and leaders in the further education and skills sector, I am extremely concerned that proposals recently made to the government could erode the professional status...
For anyone who wishes to gain insight into profound contradictions underlying current government thinking on the curriculum, I can highly recommend the Ofsted best practice report ‘Apprenticeships for...
Barnfield College is considering seeking private equity investment and maximising the new FE financial freedoms to further enhance our focus on providing an excellent education and training system,...

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