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Just 7% of college principals are from a BAME background

The number of colleges led by a non-white principal has fallen to a low of 7 per cent, new...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

How Greater Manchester plans to boost BAME apprenticeships

The city-region is front and centre in the government’s new plan to boost BAME participation in skills, writes Cllr...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Metro mayors commit to growing BAME apprenticeships

Five city mayors have committed to increasing the number of apprentices from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. The ‘Five...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

Hitting the targets, missing the point

While apprenticeship starts have risen for ethnic minorities and those with learning difficulties, much of their progress has been...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

The DfE’s blanket BAME strategy is cloth-eared

The government’s strategy to increase BAME participation in further and higher education ignores important differences between ethnic groups, argues...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Why doesn’t FE Week have more diverse representation?

Apparently, 55% of senior leaders in FE are women. I don’t believe it. A large part of my job...

Catherine Murray
Catherine Murray
News

Ethnic minority target for apprenticeship diversity group

The government launched the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network this week. One of its key aims will be to increase...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Profiles

Anthony Bravo, principal, Basingstoke College of Technology

The first thing that greets visitors to Anthony Bravo’s office is a glass case con­taining a boxing glove signed...

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