Opinion

Shady examiners and suspicious seminars are nothing new

The conduct of exam boards and freelance examiners has been subject to much scrutiny following the Daily Telegraph’s recent…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Employer ownership of skills: a Christmas rant

Employers are to be given £250 million of colleges’ funding. Shocking. But hang on: what funding is it that…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The latest plans for FE

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Financial Statement now out of the way, budgets are being set for different parts of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Stop bashing schools

This conference season has felt particularly ‘anti-school’. Don’t get me wrong, there’s always been an element of schools bashing,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Continuing Professional Development that works

You may think that continuing professional development (CPD) is the bane of many teachers’ lives, and you may even…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Who knows where the secrets are buried?

History. Everyone and everywhere has one. We all do. We like telling stories. In fact we define our lives…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

The problem with badges

We all have them. You go to a college, they give you a Visitor Pass and then you forget…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The devil is in the detail for new teacher training bursary scheme

The Annual Conference of the Association Colleges is a highlight for many of us in the FE sector. Debate…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

It’s about time we rescued apprenticeships from politics

Apprenticeships are far too popular with the general public for their own good. It’s so easy for politicians to…

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Will ‘change’ be the buzz word at AoC conference?

November is always a busy month for the FE world, not least because the sector’s AoC Annual Conference thrusts…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Establish an FE newspaper? Where did that come from?!?

FE Week has been a remarkable journey for me, personally. I am all too aware that some college principals…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

How would you survive without ‘Mickey Mouse’?

 What harm has Mickey Mouse ever done to anyone? No, I can’t think of anything either … so how…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter