• College accused of 'everyday racism' after sacking lecturer

    The new Universities and College Union general secretary has accused the leadership at Sandwell College of “everyday racism” after it sacked lecturer Dave Muritu. In an interview with FE Week, Dr Jo Grady said there is “everyday racism in colleges”, and that “we have seen that just this week with someone being dismissed at Sandwell”.

    10.00 Jun. 7th, 2019 | News

  • 200,000 FE staff are now trained in Prevent

    Over 200,000 people working in FE have completed training to help them understand their duty to prevent the radicalisation of learners, FE Week can reveal. The Education and Training Foundation launched the online support programme in September 2015, when the government first applied the Prevent duty to the sector. FE teachers, trainers, leaders, support staff

    14.13 Feb. 8th, 2018 | News

  • Prevent is preventing education

    The crude imposition of Prevent in colleges has created a with-us-or-against-us mentality, running roughshod over the British value of tolerance, argues Rania Hafez At the beginning of the academic year as my second-year students were streaming in, I noticed one of the lads sporting a slightly bushier beard, and found myself wondering whether it was

    5.00 Dec. 2nd, 2017 | Opinion

  • How to embed Prevent in college life

    It’s not enough just to do the bare minimum, argues Sam Parrett, who believes colleges have a true duty of care With all the dreadful terrorist attacks on British soil this year, there has never been a more important time for colleges to ensure they are implementing an effective Prevent strategy. Ofsted, quite rightly, demands

    5.00 Oct. 3rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • For Prevent to succeed, we can't ignore religion

    With Prevent and British values still in the spotlight, now is a bad time to lose the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education, says Sam Parrett. As we approach the end of an extremely busy term, and indeed year, I am saddened to learn that the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs

    5.00 Nov. 27th, 2016 | Opinion

  • How do you spot signs of radicalisation?

    After Ofsted’s thematic review into Prevent found “a worrying number of providers struggling to implement the duty”, Zubeda Limbada and Lynn Davies explain how to spot signs of radicalisation. The actual wording of the Prevent duty on educational institutions is that they need to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being

    15.00 Oct. 1st, 2016 | Opinion