Opinion

Nowt right with rote

English and maths may well be key to learning, but let’s not forget the practical skills of time management,…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Establishing a guild for the FE sector

Agreeing to chair a group setting up yet another representative body for FE is probably a career-limiting move unless…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

One size does not fit all

A watchful eye on quality becomes more important as FE colleges increasingly deliver higher education, says Dr Stephen Jackson…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Should we look forward to ‘co-opetition’?

Sixth-form colleges must not rest on the laurels of past successes, says Mark Bramwell. First up, let’s tackle the…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Critical skills for the 21st century

Colleges should be leading the way to creating entrepreneurial communities, say Andy Pellant and Lynne Sedgmore Entrepreneurship is a…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Apprenticeships: hats off to the stubborn geeks

If you relied on mainstream press and broadcasting media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that apprenticeships were something from…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

Action needed for workforce skills goals

Eleven months down the line and plenty to be done on apprenticeships, says the chair of the BIS Committee,…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Report casts shadow on apprentices

Careers guidance should be boosting apprenticeships, says shadow minister Gordon Marsden  The BIS Select Committee has provided a detailed…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Laying the path for improvement journeys

If colleges want to improve, the leadership team must be honest and open about its weaknesses says Matthew Coffey. …

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Laying the path for improvement journeys

A review of the FE teacher and trainer qualifications is one way the Learning and Skills Improvement Service is…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Olympic effort required for outstanding change

You need to change the culture of your college if you want to move from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ says…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

New regime requires quick results

The new common inspection framework (CIF) represents a substantial shift, not only in its structure and application, but in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter