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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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Opinion

Lessons from inspection pilots

The real college was judged says Principal Richard Atkins, not one that had spent three weeks preparing.  We were…

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Opinion

Lessons from inspection pilots

More than one nominee, up-to-date information, and actively seeking out views of students and staff is critical says college…

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Opinion

Provider’s rapid improvement

Just 11 months ago, Ofsted inspectors went into Berkshire independent learning provider B2B Engage and judged its provision to…

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