Opinion

Use Ofsted and ESFA to slow apprenticeship provider growth if things are going wrong

Restrict the funding new apprenticeship providers can initially access and use recognised milestones to help prevent failure, writes Jane…

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie
Opinion

Open conversations about sexual harassment can tackle victim blaming

Taking a restorative approach so learners can say what they really think about sexual harassment is a powerful starting…

Jess Staufenberg
Tif Ward
Opinion

Three ways to replace in-work careers experience for your students

Virtual reality technology and collaborative projects can keep students switched on to careers, writes David Chapman It’s no wonder…

Jess Staufenberg
David Chapman
Opinion

Mainstream colleges can be daunted by the prospect of supporting blind students

Childhood vision impairment is very rare, so colleges are often inexperienced in best practice around supporting blind students, writes…

Jess Staufenberg
Caireen Sutherland
Opinion

The DfE must realise the arts are key to the future of engineering

Many of the skills and behaviours in creative digital qualifications are transferrable to the STEM sector, writes Ann Marie…

Jess Staufenberg
Ann Marie Spry
Opinion

Let’s not undermine a much-needed and loved institution

The triple whammy facing the much-loved Northern College can be avoided, writes Sue Pember, a former DfE director who…

Billy Camden
SUE PEMBER


Opinion

FE colleges need to seek advice from environmental sustainability experts

Teaching sustainability will increase student employment prospects – but we’re still not doing it properly, writes Dora Martínez Carbonell…

Jess Staufenberg
Dora Martínez Carbonell
Opinion

Here are 3 lessons Covid taught us about learners with autism

Transition from school to college in particular needs to be improved for students with autism, writes Jeannie Christina Many…

Jess Staufenberg
Jeannie Christina
Opinion

The DfE should follow up some recommendations in the Commission on Race

The Commission on Race has many shortcomings but there are interesting suggestions in the section on education and training,…

Jess Staufenberg
Jeff Greenidge and David Hughes
News, Opinion

AAC 2021 | An opportunity to look to recovery and the future of apprenticeships

At the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) in 2020 we all gathered in Birmingham knowing that it was…

Shane Mann
KIRSTIE DONNELLY
Opinion, Uncategorized

If your college isn’t in a careers hub, here’s the evidence it should be

Colleges already do well with employer links, but new research shows they have a better chance with the hub…

Jess Staufenberg
Oli de Botton
Opinion

Whitehall is failing as a moral leader on apprenticeship targets

Whitehall chiefs, headteachers and local government leaders should have their performance and pay incentives linked to hitting the apprenticeship…

Jess Staufenberg
Tom Bewick