Long read, SEND

The high cost pressures of safety valve deals

Cash-strapped local authorities are under pressure through safety valve deals to place high-needs young people in placements that may...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Training Providers

The rock ’n’ roll career of MBKB boss Mark Bremner

To some, Mark Bremner is known as the boss who lets staff at his training business take as many...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Inclusion, Long read, Students

From veterans to refugees: City Lit’s silent revolution in deaf education

For more than a century, London’s City Lit has been a global beacon of hope and empowerment for deaf...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Politics

Seema Malhotra, Labour’s shadow skills minister

Seema Malhotra claims that if Labour wins power, she will unleash a “skills revolution”. So far, the opposition’s headline...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

Dr Fazal Dad: principal, Ofsted inspector and ex special constable

Dr Fazal Dad lives in a terraced house just 174 steps from his office at Blackburn College. The proximity...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Careers education, Long read

Oli de Botton, The Careers & Enterprise Company

A champion of oracy in schools and colleges, Careers & Enterprise Company chief Oli de Botton tells of his...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Students

What’s behind the rise in bad student behaviour in colleges?

Colleges are inheriting rising levels of bad behaviour from schools. FE Week investigates the consequences and finds out what...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

Resilient Ricketts: How Brooklands was saved from going broke

The story of a college's fight for survival after a subcontracting scandal left it on the brink of insolvency

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Long read, Skills reform

Keith Smith, Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges

Keith Smith has a unique perspective on the FE sector’s challenges, having viewed them at bird’s eye level as...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill