Opinion

Freedoms and flexibilities bring extra responsibility

The government gave college leaders greater scope to shape provision and the future of their institutions with its New…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

At the heart of the matter

Oustanding teaching and learning is back at the centre of leadership focus – which is where it should be,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Why my students deserve pride of place

The contradictory rhetoric around vocational courses has done much harm; students’ achievement needs to be revealed and celebrated rather…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Don’t let more adults miss out on learning

The bad news is that the number of part-time learners in HE is plummeting. The good news (for FE…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Squeezing the heart of adult education

Broad-based adult education that stretches minds, stimulates aesthetic delight and gives people the chance to change their lives is…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

There is still a lot to play for

The Budget didn’t have a lot to offer FE. It’s the spending round and possible cuts that have to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

How the FE sector – and its students – are being starved

It’s time to end the inequity that means more than 103,000 16 to 18-year-old college students miss out on…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The front line, the back office, and the long corridor in between

Former House of Commons Education Select Committee specialist Ben Nicholls is head of policy at London’s Newham College. He…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

An ‘end-to-end’ professional development

The Credit Services Association is determined that debt collection become an industry with real career prospects, writes Stephen Morley…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Get past the rhetoric and down to business

Learning by doing should be valued equally with academic learning, says David Harbourne. But vocational education first must meet…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

It’s the quality that counts

Colleges and schools can work together to provide the impartial advice and guidance that young people need to decide…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Out of the starting blocks

Bob Harrison reflects on the first meeting of the Further Education Technology Action Group  Matthew Hancock’s inaugural gathering of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter