FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Industry and FE, tertiary sector reform and Lifelong Learning Week

This week Shane is joined by Stephen Evans, chief executive at the Learning and Work Institute, and Lynette Leith,…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Opinion

Levelling up will only happen if maths and English improve

The country is still not getting the basics right on literacy and numeracy, writes Fiona Aldridge Getting the basics…

Jess Staufenberg
Fiona Aldridge
Opinion

We are at a critical juncture on lifelong learning

The lifelong education commission is calling for changes – including a rule that needs abolishing, writes David Latchman You…

Jess Staufenberg
Professor David Latchman
BTECs

Scrapping BTECs is bad for levelling up and for BAME students

It’s difficult to see how reducing choice at level 3 by scrapping BTECs will improve social mobility and diversity, writes Kasim Choudhry…

Jess Staufenberg
Kasim Choudhry
Staffroom – Opinion

I was a school refuser – I wish I’d known about FE

Let’s hope today’s school refusers are told about college, because I wasn’t, writes Katy George Every week when Monday…

Jess Staufenberg
Katy George
Opinion

Three critical questions the National Skills Fund consultation should have asked

The DfE mustn’t assume that ‘if we build it, they will come’, writes Emily Jones The government recently consulted…

Jess Staufenberg
Emily Jones


Opinion

As we emerge from the pandemic, student enrichment is needed more than ever

To secure better funding for enrichment we need more robust evidence of its impact, writes Eddie Playfair Students’ experience…

Jess Staufenberg
Eddie Playfair
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Special educational needs provision, sustainability and the spending review

This week Shane is joined by David Russell, chief executive at the Education and Training Foundation, and Fiona Aldridge,…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Spending Review

Spending review: You can’t spend rhetoric on classroom upgrades or staff pay awards

A real skills revolution would not have been as ambiguous as last week’s Autumn Budget

Fraser Whieldon
Shane Chowen
Spending Review

The spending review only partly reverses historical cuts

There was a distinct ‘Back to the Future’ feel to the spending review, writes Luke Sibieta This week’s spending…

Jess Staufenberg
Luke Sibieta
Staffroom – Opinion

FE’s educational ethos is being overshadowed by market logic

The vocabulary of employability and finance is taking over, writes Zahid Naz In recent years there has been a…

Jess Staufenberg
Zahid Naz
Opinion

Five urgent tips for the DfE on adult education

There are far too many barriers for the unemployed and low paid to get into learning, writes Chris Morgan…

Jess Staufenberg
Chris Morgan