Levelling Up

World-class skills will level up local communities

For the UK to attract the investment that will level up communities, we need world-class skills, writes Neil Bentley-Gockmann….

Neil Bentley-Gockmann
Neil Bentley-Gockmann
Levelling Up

Levelling up reforms don’t match scale of the challenge

Skills inequalities are holding back entire communities and cannot be solved on the cheap, writes Dean Hochlaf To level…

Jess Staufenberg
Dean Hochlaf
Levelling Up

Levelling up: Has an optimistic proposal missed the mark on skills training? 

From talk of widespread devolution and the recognition of skills in socio-economic development, the ‘levelling up’ white paper offered…

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Staffroom – Opinion

Staff voices get marginalised in hierarchical workforces

Lecturers for ‘lower ability’ groups are sometimes not treated with the same respect as A-level staff, writes Chantal Brown…

Jess Staufenberg
Chantal Brown
Levelling Up

Royal charter status for IoTs needs more detailed thought

Royal charter status is not the quick win it at first appears, writes Mark Taylor The levelling up white…

Jess Staufenberg
Mark Taylor
Higher education

Is the Teaching Excellence Framework useful – or just another audit burden?

FE providers already evidencing excellence might not need another framework, writes Stephen Corbett The introduction of the Teaching Excellence…

Jess Staufenberg
Stephen Corbett


Opinion

Focus on adult education is promising – but lacks ambition

It is also surprising the levelling up white paper has so little to say on green skills, write Aveek…

Jess Staufenberg
Aveek Bhattacharya and Amy Norman
Levelling Up

Elite sixth forms: is there room for optimism?

Let’s have ‘elite sixth forms’ for hospitality, catering, caring and so on, writes Ben Gadsby My New Year’s resolution…

Jess Staufenberg
Ben Gadsby
Levelling Up

Levelling Up: Ambushed by waffle 

Editorial: Has the levelling up white paper lived up to the hype for FE and skills?

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Opinion

Disabled students are still being segregated within FE institutions

Funding to support SEND learners is being used to separate them from peers, writes Simone Aspis You may or…

Jess Staufenberg
Simone Aspis
Apprenticeships

Switching off Treasury cash for apprenticeships is a big mistake

Many of the same problems plague the apprenticeships system as a decade ago. We need a big review, writes…

Jess Staufenberg
Tom Bewick
Staffroom – Opinion

Colleges should consider a forest school on campus

Time outdoors develops confidence and communication in learners, writes James Plant The concept of forest schools has grown in…

Jess Staufenberg
James Plant