Policy

Comprehensive family learning is essential to unlocking potential

A coalition of organisations from across the adult education, early years and family support sectors is calling for long-term…

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Dr Sue Pember and Juliette Collier
Sustainability

Want to be attractive as an employer? Be sustainable

Colleges have distinct advantages – and all the incentives in place – to develop their electric vehicle infrastructure

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Jon Cummins
Staffroom – Opinion

There’s no tired like teacher tired  

Improving wellbeing, recruitment and retention of teaching staff must start with honest recognition of quite how exhausting the job…

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David Murray
Policy

Where Greater Manchester leads, others will follow

Greater Manchester’s work towards an integrated technical education system has taken another exciting leap forward

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Coral Grainger and Richard Caulfield
Apprenticeships

Post-nominals put apprenticeships and academia on a PARS

One of the first to be awarded professional status post-nominals explains why they mean so much to apprentices and…

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Emma Nolan
Policy

Post-16 education needs consensus (and better data)

New research shows signs of success in further education, but also a lack of clarity about inequalities and a…

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Luke Sibieta


Apprenticeships

The road to a Rolls Royce apprenticeship system

Government has made great progress on apprenticeships but it must go further to keep up with workforce demands

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Jonathan Gullis MP
Funding

Sustaining Support for 16-19 Tuition Funding

As the chancellor prepares his spring budget, Cheri Ashby argues for keeping what is a vital funding stream for…

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Cheri Ashby
Colleges, English and maths

New English and maths funding conditions are unnecessary, unworkable and must be suspended

Government has found a way of making new money feel like a wholly backward step, writes David Hughes

Billy Camden
David Hughes
Apprenticeships

The role apprenticeships now play in the teaching sector 

The head of the employer group overseeing the new teaching degree apprenticeship sets out its intended benefits

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Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard
Apprenticeship levy

Reform is coming for the apprenticeship levy — but what it needs is a revolution  

Consensus is growing for change in apprenticeships. Marius Ostrowski sets out some bold ideas to reshape employer investment in…

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Marius S. Ostrowski
recruitment

FE recruitment hasn’t changed for 20 years. This year it must

Responding to ongoing challenges will require providers to adapt – and recruiters can and should be enablers in that…

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Amir Qureshi