Opinion

Welcome to the white land of FE, Nadhim Zahawi

When the Cabinet is more ethnically diverse than FE leadership, the sector should be ashamed, writes Andy Forbes Well,…

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Andy Forbes
Opinion

Ethnic minority learner numbers on the construction T Level are actually quite good

Ethnic minority students on the construction T Level is above the industry average – but scrapping the BTEC could…

Jess Staufenberg
Hassana Ahmed
Opinion

Prison education: Too many reviews, too little action

Let prisoners have a say in changes to prison education too, writes Jon Collins Prison education has suffered more…

Jess Staufenberg
Jon Collins
Opinion

New secretary of state, new choices

What’s in store for the new education secretary as he settles in at DfE?

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Shane Chowen
Opinion

Any focus on learning outcomes needs a long-term learning strategy

Nadhim Zahawi needs to think carefully about what outcomes we want to measure and what the long-term plan is,…

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Stephen Evans
Opinion

My advice to management: trust your staff

Show faith in your staff, and support them to trial innovation, writes Laura Kayes Like my colleagues across the…

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Laura Kayes


Opinion

We need to talk seriously about a 9-1 grading system for post 16

If we don’t act on grading soon, higher education providers will start to set their own entrance exams, writes…

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Mark Dawe
Opinion

Numbers have to rise for T Levels to change things for the better

If BTECs continue to be perceived as easier, institutions will always be tempted to teach them, says Ed Reza…

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Ed Reza Schwitzer
Opinion

Our renewed and continued commitment to FE

The paper will have three overarching goals going into this new and challenging year, writes Shane Chowen The start…

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Shane Chowen
Opinion

Ofqual and the Institute are united across their distinctive roles

There is no benefit to anyone if our quality roles compete, write Simon Lebus and Jennifer Coupland Ofqual and…

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Simon Lebus and Jennifer Coupland
Opinion

The hysterical criticism of results show class-based elitism is alive and well

The cries of foul among some critics about last week’s results are completely out of proportion, writes Tom Bewick…

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Tom Bewick
Opinion

Next year’s exams could be statistically contentious if we don’t act now

Clear conversations about next year’s exams are needed right away, writes Sharon Witherspoon The last two years have been…

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Sharon Witherspoon