Assessment, Mental Health

Now’s the time to support students with revision and exam stress

Here are five ways to talk to your learners about coping with high-stakes assessment, writes Lesley French As many…

Jess Staufenberg
Lesley French
Prison education

Five ways to create a prison education system for the 21st century

The education select committee is making the right noises around prison education, but these recommendations are important, writes Peter…

Jess Staufenberg
Peter Cox
Skills reform

Bootcamps should become a firm fixture of the national skills fund

Digital skills such as cyber security are more important than ever, and bootcamps are a good delivery model, writes…

Jess Staufenberg
Caroline Fox
Opinion

I’ve seen cancel culture first hand in FE

There is an intolerance in the sector for people with views contrary to the prevailing ideology, writes Tom Bewick…

Jess Staufenberg
Tom Bewick
Staffroom – Opinion

Are you tackling cultural poverty among students?

Ofsted is inspecting for ‘cultural capital’, but limited experience of the world is still holding learners back, writes Josh…

Jess Staufenberg
Josh Spears
Opinion

Are you lonesome tonight? Check how your colleagues and students are feeling

Social, emotional and existential loneliness may be affecting more of your colleagues and learners than you realise, writes Stuart…

Jess Staufenberg
Stuart Rimmer


Opinion

DfE – go through employers to promote the lifelong loan

The lifelong loan entitlement won’t drive behaviour change unless the public know about it, write Ed Reza Schwitzer and…

Jess Staufenberg
Ed Reza Schwitzer and Patrick Thomson
Skills reform, T Levels

T Levels will make the qualifications system less confusing

But other qualifications, including BTECs, will continue to play an important role alongside T Levels and A levels, writes…

Jess Staufenberg
Alex Burghart
Staffroom – Opinion

Leaving the Army and joining a training provider was a culture shock 

Many service leavers lack confidence in their skills when they exit the armed forces. Providers and employers must step…

Jess Staufenberg
Alex Firmin
Opinion

The DfE sees SEND learners as an economic problem to solve 

The green paper offers scant support for older learners and has a narrow focus on employment outcomes, writes David…

Jess Staufenberg
David Ellis
Opinion

As students, all we want is a seat at the table 

Young people are experts about young people, and their voices should stop being ignored, writes Lois Rance  Have you…

Jess Staufenberg
Lois Rance
Opinion

A plea to independent training providers – make your voices heard 

Some ITPs may have small or no marketing departments, but many are very keen to get learner and staff…

Jess Staufenberg
Nicki Hay