FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Plans for higher education, adult participation in FE and Ofsted

This week Shane is joined by three guests, to cover three particularly interesting topics: Ed Reza Schwitzer, former DfE…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Opinion

Why investing in staff reflection time is money well spent

Colleges must fight against the “always busy” culture that crushes innovation, writes Brian Banks Two strange things happened to…

Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Keeping BTECs will allow T Levels to work

Preserving funding for applied general qualifications is the best way to ensure T Levels succeed, says Ian Pryce Can…

Jess Staufenberg
Ian Pryce
Opinion

More Ofsted scrutiny is needed – but it must result in more funding

More inspections will reveal a system close to collapse, so ministers had better get the chequebook ready, writes Ed…

Jess Staufenberg
Ed Reza Schwitzer
Opinion

Diary: Behind the scenes at the AoC conference

Diversity and climate change were the big topics of the event in Birmingham, writes Philippa Alway After two years…

Jess Staufenberg
Philippa Alway
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Association of Colleges Conference Special

This special episode comes straight from the Association of Colleges annual conference in Birmingham, one of the biggest FE…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast


Staffroom – Opinion

Building a sense of community can be hard in FE

Graduation day is one of the rituals that can help students feel they belong, writes Daniel Phillips “She worked…

Jess Staufenberg
Daniel Phillps
Opinion

The immigration system is blocking FE learners from reaching HE

Colleges need to appoint a member of staff who understands migrant status issues, writes Vanessa Joshua “I came out…

Jess Staufenberg
Vanessa Joshua
Opinion

Five ways Michelle Donelan can grow degree apprenticeships without a cheque book

Remove a ton of restrictions and stop focusing on 18-19-year-olds, writes Mandy Crawford-Lee In her recent evidence to the…

Jess Staufenberg
Mandy Crawford-Lee
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Industry and FE, tertiary sector reform and Lifelong Learning Week

This week Shane is joined by Stephen Evans, chief executive at the Learning and Work Institute, and Lynette Leith,…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Opinion

Levelling up will only happen if maths and English improve

The country is still not getting the basics right on literacy and numeracy, writes Fiona Aldridge Getting the basics…

Jess Staufenberg
Fiona Aldridge
Opinion

We are at a critical juncture on lifelong learning

The lifelong education commission is calling for changes – including a rule that needs abolishing, writes David Latchman You…

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Professor David Latchman