What the SEND pilot reveals about English and maths in apprenticeships

The successful pilot to flex apprenticeships for learners with SEND but no EHCP makes a powerful case to rethink…

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Paul Warner
Apprenticeship levy

Autumn statement: It’s time for real incentives for skills development

Employers need to be better supported and much better informed to invest in the skills they and the economy…

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Rachel Thomas

AoC conference: brewing optimism amid a sector finding its voice

The FE genie isn’t going back in the bottle whatever the election outcome, says Rebecca Durber, so let’s fight…

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Rebecca Durber

We must move from availability to accessibility to end period inequality

Women and girls are still missing education due to periods, despite success of period equality schemes, writes Kelly Greenaway

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Kelly Greenaway
Staffroom – Opinion

Learners with SEND take centre stage in our jobs marketplace

Real-life learning in our unique college marketplace is vital training for students’ future employment prospects, says Jennifer Fawcett-Jones

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Jennifer Fawcett-Jones

Three priorities for college governors in the lead-up to a general election

Shaid Mahmood shares his insights on the future of governance as he stands down from his position as Luminate…

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Shaid Mahmood

Degree apprenticeships

Colleges are key to disrupting higher education and powering apprenticeships

A new college hopes to spearhead a revolution in HE provision but real change will depend on a broader,…

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James Kelly
Adult education

Confidence and choice remain barriers to edtech for adults

Marking Lifelong Learning Week’s ‘Learning for the Future day’, Rebecca Garrod-Waters presents the latest data from the Adult Participation…

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Rebecca Garrod-Waters
Mental Health

Young people’s access to mental health support shouldn’t be such a lottery

Nick Harrison reflects on new Sutton Trust findings on the breadth, depth and inequities of the mental health crisis…

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Nick Harrison
Staffroom – Opinion

Why colleges should train more to become mental health first aiders  

David Murray explains why he became a mental health first aider and why he thinks more FE staff should…

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David Murray

Integrating digital skills into qualifications is no longer a ‘nice to have’

Digital know-how is now essential to every sector and modern life, says James Lane. We can no longer afford…

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James Lane

Is ‘good’ good enough to encompass the range of practices in FE?

Analysis of inspection reports calls into question the accuracy of a grade category ascribed to nearly two-thirds of FE…

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Kerry Boffey