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Gill Alton, chief executive, TEC Partnership

After 35 years in the sector, Gill Alton, CEO of TEC Partnership, retired last Friday. She talks to Jess…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Introducing… Simon Parkinson

Simon Parkinson, chief executive and general secretary of the Workers’ Educational Association, has been a lifelong learner himself. He…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Interview: Marion Plant

Marion Plant, chief executive at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College, sits on almost every board going. She tells…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Melissa Tisdale, FE lecturer of the year

If Melissa Tisdale and her students aren’t laughing, they’re crying. The FE lecturer of the year explains how to…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Interview: Jo James

Jo James started as a typist at her chamber and has shot up the ranks to chief executive. She…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Interview: Asi Panditharatna

Asi Panditharatna is tired of low expectations for former prisoners, drug addicts and the unemployed. He asks Jess Staufenberg…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg


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Interview: Tom Richmond

His name, and the name of his think tank, gets everywhere. How is one man who left teaching twice…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Interview: Jon Collins

Jon Collins, who is six months in as chief executive of the Prisoners’ Education Trust, explains how prison teachers…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Interview: Baroness Tina Stowell

Baroness Stowell is a born-and-bred FE college alumna from the Midlands who ended up leading the House of Lords….

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Alun Francis: ‘I believe FE can really contribute to social mobility’

‘Social mobility should not just be about ladders up into the elite for a few’, says the new Social…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Introducing… Louise Bennett

Chambers of commerce are in the spotlight. Meet Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire chamber of…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Introducing… Shaid Mahmood

Shaid Mahmood has been an FE governor for 20 years. Now he’s launching a review of the work of…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg

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