Opinion

Ahead of results, let’s remember how hard everyone’s worked

Both the workload and the level of responsibility staff have shouldered in providing accurate results need to be duly…

Jess Staufenberg
Julie McCulloch
Opinion

The expectation of 45 days work placement for T Levels is unrealistic

Gavin Williamson says he wants T Levels to be a world-beating “gold standard” qualification. Just saying that doesn’t make…

Jess Staufenberg
Niamh Sweeney
Opinion

Here’s how to solve the ‘hyper problem’ of interrupted learning

Delivering ‘more, but faster’ is not what the evidence advises about improving learning, writes Tim Oates The development of…

Jess Staufenberg
Tim Oates
Opinion

Here is how the IfATE would deliver on the Skills Bill

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has developed an ‘Employer Centred, Future Facing’ strategy to go with the…

Jess Staufenberg
Jennifer Coupland
Opinion

The ESFA should hire risk managers to root out problems in training providers

Making providers get insurance will solve neither incompetence nor fraud, writes John Hyde “Taking a sledgehammer to crack a…

Jess Staufenberg
John Hyde
Opinion

Colleges have a huge impact on the pipeline of talent towards ‘blue technologies’

Some of the most innovative marine technology businesses in the world call the UK home, writes Cerian Ayres This…

Jess Staufenberg
Cerian Ayres


Opinion

Many teachers are unaware of assistive technology for disabled students

Staff lack proper training, and information about assistive technology is hard to navigate, writes Geena Vabulas In an age…

Jess Staufenberg
Geena Vabulas
Opinion

The need to put young people with SEND at the heart of recovery couldn’t be clearer

The FE sector has worked really hard to support learners with additional needs, but Covid has been so damaging,…

Jess Staufenberg
Paul Joyce
Opinion

UTCs could survive by extending year groups beyond age 18

Many struggling UTCs are lowering their age of entry, but they could have more impact by going the other…

Jess Staufenberg
David Phoenix
Apprenticeships

Talking about a ‘middle-class’ grab on apprenticeships could send the wrong message

The claim suggests a scarcity of apprenticeships and that only working-class people should do them, writes David Gallagher Gillian…

Jess Staufenberg
David Gallagher
Opinion

The Church of England wants to serve a new generation as we have always done

The Church of England isn’t trying to infiltrate FE colleges in some secret plan, as suggested by two secularists,…

Jess Staufenberg
Nigel Genders
Opinion

Here’s what you need to know about staff with ‘gender critical’ views

A landmark judgment has ruled that it is lawful to hold a belief that may offend or shock others,…

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hallas