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Janet Smith, chief executive and principal of Nottingham College

Janet Smith leads one of the UK’s largest colleges, which after decades of storms is now moving into calmer...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
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The former Jewish school head aiming to set up first ever faith based T Levels centre

Former head of the Ronson Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS) and Anglican priest Patrick Moriarty, speaks to Jessica Hill...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
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Brenda McLeish, chief executive, Learning Curve Group

From PA to chief executive, Brenda McLeish has risen through the ranks to run one of the country’s largest...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

Focus feature: Are college-led academy trusts the answer to the big education divide?

From classroom-to-career; the record of colleges sponsoring multi-academy trusts is a mixed one. Jessica Hill investigates if there is...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Sustainability

Focus feature: Green FE teacher shortages could hold back net zero

Research and reports on green skills shortages are not in short supply - but the people needed to teach...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Adult education, Long read

The dismantling of a sector: Adult education in crisis

Only two years ago, the adult education sector was called ‘the crown’ and community learning its ‘jewel’ by the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Long read, T Levels

Focus feature: T Levels two years on

Teething problems and tweaks notwithstanding, FE providers are unexpectedly positive about the biggest new technical and vocational qualifications in...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Focus feature: Decarbonising college estates

Decarbonising a college estate is a huge, multi-million-pound project. Jess Staufenberg talks to three leaders about risking it all...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Focus feature: Women principals leaving a legacy in FE

This year numerous top female college principals are stepping down after giving their professional lives to the FE sector....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg