Staffroom – Opinion

We have more unaccompanied asylum-seeking students, but not enough support

Vulnerable refugee learners are being moved around between local authorities, threatening their education, writes Beth Moore At just 16…

Jess Staufenberg
Beth Moore
Opinion

Lessons from a newcomer to further education

Agreeing on priorities, and working with other sectors on behalf of learners, can drive the sector forward, writes Naomi…

Jess Staufenberg
Naomi Phillips
Opinion

Here are 5 ways ministers can improve prison education now

Yet another review has found that prison education fails learners at every stage. Action must be taken straight away,…

Jess Staufenberg
Francesca Cooney
Opinion

Why doesn’t Eton offer its ‘transformative support’ to all colleges in Dudley, Middlesbrough and Oldham?

Eton’s decision to reject a non-selective intake at its new sixth-form colleges says it all, writes Tom Richmond For…

Jess Staufenberg
Tom Richmond
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship reform starts with the school calendar

The apprenticeship cycle needs to move in line with university applications, writes Jo Foster To kick-start apprenticeships in this…

Jess Staufenberg
Jo Foster
AAC2022, Apprenticeships, Climate Change

Apprenticeships in green skills sectors require joined-up thinking

Apprenticeships can only meet our green skills needs if we follow the lead of employers, and link up across…

Jess Staufenberg
Jennifer Coupland


FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Is disability the hidden diversity issue?

In this episode, education journalist Jess Staufenberg explores disability – or differing ability – and what it means as…

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Opinion

Political education should be embedded in the FE curriculum

Without a counter-narrative from educators, students can believe inaccurate versions of the world, writes Maxine Looby One of the…

Jess Staufenberg
Maxine Looby
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships should be a core part of the levelling-up agenda

The government needs to take action over the decline in apprenticeship starts if the country is to ‘level up’,…

Jess Staufenberg
David Phillips
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Students are keen on apprenticeships, but still need earlier guidance

Among current undergraduate applicants, almost half expressed an interest in apprenticeships, writes Clare Marchant As part of FE Week’s…

Jess Staufenberg
Clare Marchant
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

Can we reduce learner dropout without increasing trainer workload?

Training managers end up struggling with caseloads due to the volume of reporting required, writes Brad Tombling The training…

Jess Staufenberg
Brad Tombling
AAC2022, Apprenticeships

As a boss of an independent apprenticeship provider, my hands are tied

FE colleges have access to capital and bailout funding, but independent providers are largely ignored, writes Iain Elliott At…

Jess Staufenberg
Iain Elliott