Articles from FETL

Leadership in Prison education, meeting the challenges of the new system

Ruth Silver Reflects on Angela Sanders New FETL Report Prison education has typically been a low priority, both within the justice system and for education in the UK. It is, as I have written elsewhere, the poor relation in the family of further education provision, and, where excellence exists – and exist it does – it is usually down to the determination of a few committed individuals prepared to swim against the tide rather than any deliberate intervention at the level of national policy.

Leading by Listening: The FE sector speaks for itself

Exploring the mood and wellbeing of #FE Does this better describe the students, or the whole sector? The parallels abound, in Leading by Listening: Reflective Learning, my study of the #FE sector that is published today (13 Feb):

An Ageing Population and its implications for education

DEMOGRAPHY AND COLLEGE LEADERSHIP #AgeingPopulation The median age of the UK population is just shy of 40 (39.9), and is due to hit 42.2 in 2030. The largest single 5-year age-group in the population is those aged 50-54; in 2018 there were 4.67 million of them. People over the age of 50 make up around one third of the UK’s workers, and two-thirds of the much vaunted increase in employment since 2011.

FETL research: Shaping the Future: A 21st Century Skills System for Wales – Challenges and Opportunities

FETL and IPPR asks how Wales can develop a skills system equal to the challenges and opportunities posed by disruptive global and national trends

FETL latest research released: Leadership, Further Education and Social Justice

New research published by @FETforL: Most further education colleges see their work as contributing to social justice but how is this put into practice and what does outstanding provision with social justice at its heart look like? These are the key questions asked in a new report from Rob Smith, of Birmingham City University, and Vicky Duckworth, of Edge Hill University, funded and published by the Further Education Trust for Leadership.

What do FE staff and students really think?

New research published by @FETforL offers a snapshot of further education based on the views of the people who work and study in the sector.

Thinking about Place: Further Education Trust for Leadership in Birmingham

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) selected Birmingham to host their spring symposium – Thinking about Place.

What is your Leadership Symptom?

An exciting new research initiative sponsored by FETL (Further Education Trust for Leadership) aims to answer the question, what is the FE sector’s ‘leadership symptom’ and then to respond to it with new thinking on leadership.


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