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Penny Petch, president, Institute for Learning

Former nurse and midwife Penny Petch had a dramatic start to her full-time teaching career. In the late nineties,…

Nick Linford
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Rushanara Ali, shadow junior education minister

As Rushanara Ali’s staff show me into her parliamentary office, they seem understandably disorientated by her sudden change of…

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Diana Laurillard, chair, Association for Learning Technology

Diana Laurillard, 65, is a woman on a mission. The Institute of Education’s professor of learning with digital technologies…

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Lynsi Hayward-Smith, head of adult learning and skills, Cambridgeshire County Council

The tale of Lynsi Hayward-Smith’s journey into FE management, she says, “is an ongoing story of being excited by…

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Margaret Sharp, Lib Dem education spokesperson, House of Lords

There can’t be many places better than the House of Lords to hold an interview. Lady Sharp and I…

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Jacqui Henderson, chair of governors, Northumberland College

After an hour with Jacqui Henderson CBE, the former London regional director for the Learning and Skills Council, I…

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Frank Harris, reformed criminal and FE advocate

Further education was the “key to freedom” that was handed to lifelong criminal Frank Harris while he was behind…

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Matthew Coffey, director of FE and skills, Ofsted

There’s a choice of comfy little red sofa with two small armchairs either side, or a cold but smart…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Sandra Coats, catering assistant, Barking and Dagenham College

The first thing Sandra Coats tells me when we meet in the canteen at Barking and Dagenham College is…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Ross Maloney, chief executive, the Skills Show

Ross Maloney does not give much away about his personal life. But the chief executive of the Skills Show…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Nic Dakin, MP for Scunthorpe

It’s not easy to lead 2,500 students and 250 staff, head up hundreds of local authority staff or train…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Stewart Segal, incoming CEO, AELP

Stewart Segal has always been interested in knowing what makes people tick. It’s why the incoming chief executive of…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford

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