FE news and comment

  • 4 ways to refresh your mind as an FE teacher
    You can’t be expected to be a great teacher if you don’t feel great yourself. So, here are our top 4 ways to refresh you mind as an FE teacher.
  • As we face the reintroduction of the first new grammar schools in 50 years, what does this mean for those looking to work in further education?
  • An hot button discussion topic, we discuss why its time to address the gender pay gap and how further education is trying to make changes.
  • TED Talks have dominated the new for years, not only for the important topics but the unique perspectives. Here are 4 of the best for FE teachers.
  • Twitter has become one of the core platforms for educators to discuss working in FE jobs. We've compiled a list of the top ten to follow.
  • The significance that apprentices of all levels and subjects contribute to society and our economy should not be unestimated
  • The latest FE News
  • Mobile relief for teachers at last Call to ‘ringfence’ training funding for poorest workers Name change for apprenticeship body
  • PGCE placements could solve maths/English staff crisis Sanctions for employers breaking 20% training rule FE teaching apprenticeships win more funding 
  • FE funding gets Commons debate Low wages force FE staff to food banks T-levels to launch on time, Brexit or no Brexit Media campaign to back apprenticeships
  • Many schools still slow to allow FE access ‘Four-day week’ saves students time and money English schools and colleges not ready for ‘Education 4.0’
  • Top New Year honours for FE sector FE flag-waving body loses state funding Website to join the dots on FE research  Government backs off from election promises  AoC gets new chair
  • Government confirms standstill in 16-18 funding Industry recruits more apprentices, fewer graduates  Jisc and Eduserv merge to share expertise
  • The latest FE News from this week: T-levels announced for 2021, Dwindling use of advanced learner loans,‘End snobbery towards FE’ says minister and Apprenticeship starts take year-on-year tumble.
  • After the disappointment of a no show by education secretary Damian Hinds at the Association of Colleges' annual conference, Labour’s education shadow, Angela Rayner, gave the audience what they wanted to hear in her pledge to scrap the controversial English and maths GCSE resits if Labour got in...
  • The latest FE News from this week: Two more years for commissioner Atkins, December relaunch for apprenticeship register, Student funding petition keeps growing and Minister promotes the north as rich seam for apprenticeships
  • Ofsted’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, appeared to ruffle a few feathers at this year’s annual AoC conference when she spoke about the agency’s new inspection framework around judging colleges and schools far more on what and how students are taught rather than on qualification achievement ra...
  • The latest FE News from this week: Leading college group bucks trend on salaries, DfE survey signals T-level problems ahead, Fewer colleges in trouble and Endpoint assessment still not universal .
  • The latest FE News from this week: Girls take the lead in BTecs, Adult learning numbers nosedive, Specialised T-level training announced for college teachers and July apprentice numbers way down.
  • The latest FE News from this week: Scots take to TV to promote FE, Hammond's 'same old' budget response, Route to qualified teacher status in cul de sac.