Opinion

Research into FE staff wellbeing is now more important than ever

We need to rethink the implications of the pandemic on wellbeing, writes Stephen Corbett The costs of the pandemic...

Jess Staufenberg
Stephen Corbett
Opinion

Procurement proposals could shake up how colleges go to tender

There are many more freedoms – but also more scrutiny – in the government’s new procurement proposals that would...

Jess Staufenberg
Ben McGirr and Toshif Vally
Opinion

More employers want technical skills delivered via FE, not university

Businesses are tired of graduates not having the right technical skills – but the FE white paper and other...

Jess Staufenberg
Mark Smith
Opinion

Delayed traineeships are unacceptable in the face of our youth unemployment crisis

There is an urgent youth unemployment crisis that needs addressing with comprehensive traineeships fast, writes Stephen Evans Young people...

Jess Staufenberg
Stephen Evans
Opinion

English and math GCSE resit policy is proving successful but remains misunderstood

As we report this week, the latest DfE attainment figures reveal that since the introduction of the ‘condition of...

Jessica Fino
NICK LINFORD
News

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 open for applications

Entries to this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards are now open, where employers and individuals who champion apprenticeships will be...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Ofsted watch: Four providers improve to ‘good’ in busy week for FE

Four providers – including a major college – have boosted their grades from three to two this week, while...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

DfE department responsible for apprenticeship policy has hardly any apprentices

The division responsible for running and promoting apprenticeships within the Department for Education employs the lowest proportion of apprentices...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

Complexity is a strength of FE, not a weakness

We shouldn’t be ashamed of the complexity of FE – we must embrace it and start explaining it to...

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DAME RUTH SILVER