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Jo Moseley is a Professional Support Lawyer in the Employment Team at Irwin Mitchell

Has the Regulator refused to authorise m…

Jan 15, 2021 / FE Voices

DfE asked schools and Colleges in England to get ready for daily mass Covid testing before Christmas Just before Christmas, the DfE asked secondary schools and colleges in England to get...

Kelly Metcalf, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at Fujitsu

Four changes in Diversity and Inclusion …

Jan 15, 2021 / FE Voices

Fujitsu’s (@fujitsu_uk) Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing – Kelly Metcalf – shares her top predictions for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in 2021 In January of this year, human resource (HR) departments...

Mike Todd, CEO, Near-Life

VR and gamification are set to transform…

Jan 15, 2021 / FE Voices

Why #VR tech is key to remote talent development and Learning From Home  The year 2020 will be remembered for many things: coronavirus, Brexit, Biden… and the start of a true...

Mark Ashton, Head of Business Development at Qube Learning

Why complete transparency on remote educ…

Jan 15, 2021 / FE Voices

 With the ever-changing global climate, the impact of Covid-19 has seen a wide cross-section of industries significantly impacted, with many individuals losing their jobs and seeing their lives rapidly change. Mark...

Steven Hope, Head of independent learning, Leeds City College

Classroom meets cloud: how blended learn…

Jan 14, 2021 / FE Voices

Steven Hope, head of independent learning @LeedsCityColl, explores how blended learning creates the perfect concoction for better learning: “Blended learning” became a common term during the coronavirus pandemic, with many educators...

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education

Vocational exams cancelled in February a…

Jan 13, 2021 / FE Voices

The Secretary of State for Education @GavinWilliamson writes to @Ofqual's Chief Regulator outlining the process to agree alternative arrangements for exams in 2021  Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of new national...

food bank

Revealed: The striking similarities betw…

Jan 13, 2021 / FE Voices

@UKLabour today (13 Jan) reveals that the Government’s own guidance on what should be in food parcels is strikingly similar to images circulating on social media in recent days –...

Education sector calls for teachers and education staff to get priority in phase two of COVID vaccinations

Education sector calls for teachers and …

Jan 13, 2021 / FE Voices

Education unions, associations and representative bodies have joined forces today to call for teachers and education staff to be prioritised in phase two of the country’s vaccination programme. The government has...

Gavin Williamson

New £135M T Level Capital Fund to upgra…

Jan 13, 2021 / FE Voices

@educationgovuk - New £135 Million #TLevel Capital Fund, to upgrade classrooms and buildings in readiness for students starting courses in September 2022  Multi-million pound investment will ensure T Level students have...

Chris Thomson

I think the Chief Exec could be the prob…

Jan 13, 2021 / FE Voices

I was reminded the other day of something of a tiny incident I once witnessed in the College courtyard. Distracted at my desk by the unmistakable sound of a skate-board, I...

Helen Barnard, Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

After a decade of deprivation, we need p…

Jan 13, 2021 / FE Voices

@JRF_uk's annual report on poverty in the UK  A new flagship report finds that families in poverty start 2021 reeling from a triple financial blow: Before coronavirus, incomes were falling – and...

David Wallace is Deputy CEO & Chief Customer Officer at SLC

Student Loans Company are creating a new…

Jan 12, 2021 / FE Voices

Honest and insightful feedback is key to creating a positive customer journey. That’s why we are establishing a new customer panel; to receive regular, impartial opinions from our customers –...

Jo Moeley

What's the best way to respond if your s…

Jan 12, 2021 / FE Voices

On January 4th the Prime Minister announced that England would go into a third national lockdown. The message was clear – everyone needed to stay at home to defeat the...

Covid Vaccine

FE and Education Sector Response to the …

Jan 12, 2021 / FE Voices

The government has launched the Vaccine delivery plan against the fight against Coronavirus. So we asked the FE Sector for their response and views on the Vaccine delivery plan. Highlights of...

Jeff Greenidge

Jeff Greenidge appointed Director for Di…

Jan 08, 2021 / FE Voices

Jeff Greenidge (@jeff_jdgee11) has been appointed as Director for Diversity jointly by the Education and Training Foundation (@E_T_Foundation) and Association of Colleges (@AoC_info). He is an experienced teacher, coach and...

David Hughes, Chief Executive, AoC

Association of Colleges responds to Educ…

Jan 06, 2021 / FE Voices

@AoCDavidH and the Association of Colleges respond to Gavin Williamson's plans for 2021 exams, teacher assessed grades for GCSE's and A-Levels. David also highlights the challenge of providing students on licence...

Gavin Williamson

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson ou…

Jan 06, 2021 / FE Voices

@GavinWilliamson outlines plans to support young people in #lockdown2021 from school meals or food parcels, data packages for learners to support online learning, plus info on exams and ofsted inspections.   Pupils to...

Government must cancel this month's vocational exams with no delay

Teacher Assessment, not Algorithms for 2…

Jan 06, 2021 / FE Voices

This afternoon (6 Jan), the Education Secretary, @GavinWilliamson, formally announced the suspension of #GCSE and #ALevel examinations in England. This decision means that examinations in England have been suspended for the...

Simon Lebus, Interim Chief Regulator, Ofqual

Statement from Simon Lebus, Chief Regula…

Jan 06, 2021 / FE Voices

Simon Lebus, Interim Chief Regulator of @ofqual, responds to the Prime Minister's announcement of 4 January. "We know that this is a difficult time for students, their parents and carers, teachers...

Rae Tooth is chief executive of Villiers Park Educational Trust

Disadvantaged students have the most to …

Jan 06, 2021 / FE Voices

During the first lockdown, the attainment gap between young people from less advantaged backgrounds and their peers widened; preventing this from happening further during the current lockdown by ensuring that...

Gavin Williamson

Education Support package to be announce…

Jan 05, 2021 / FE Voices

Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson is due to deliver a statement to parliament tomorrow (6 January) to give an update on a package of support for young people following the announcement that schools...

Government must cancel this month's vocational exams with no delay

Schools and colleges can run January voc…

Jan 05, 2021 / FE Voices

Public exams and vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January can still go ahead as planned, at the discretion of the School or College, @EducationGovUK have announced this evening...

National Lockdown: School and college bu…

Jan 05, 2021 / FE Voices

@BorisJohnson yesterday evening (4 Jan) announced new national restrictions which now include the closure of school and college buildings, except to the children of key workers and vulnerable children. The new...

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer

£4.6 Billion to protect jobs and suppor…

Jan 05, 2021 / FE Voices

@RISHISUNAK #PLANFORJOBS - £4.6 BILLION IN NEW LOCKDOWN GRANTS TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES AND PROTECT JOBS  Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000...

Stephen Evans, chief executive of Learning and Work Institute

Risk of lost pandemic generation as youn…

Jan 04, 2021 / FE Voices

@LearnWorkUK release the Youth Commission Final Report: UNLEASHING TALENT: LEVELLING UP OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE  One million young people could be locked out of education, employment and training as a result of...

John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at The Myers-Briggs Company

The State of Introversion: Will the Lock…

Jan 02, 2021 / FE Voices

With #WorldIntrovertDay 2021 upon us (2 Jan), many are asking: have lockdowns and trends toward remote work shifted the work landscape to favour those with a personality preference for Introversion? Yes...

New Year’s Honours

Three AELP members receive MBEs in the 2…

Dec 30, 2020 / FE Voices

@AELPUK members Nicki Hay @TrainingEstio, Sharron Robbie @FlipflopRobbie @DCTrainingNet & Sue Tipton @ProtocolGroup all receive MBEs   The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is absolutely delighted that MBEs in the New Year’s Honours have...

James Reed, Chairman of REED

Two-thirds of jobseekers are willing to …

Dec 30, 2020 / FE Voices

@ReedCoUK predicts year of movement in 2021 despite pandemic  New research by REED has found that the majority of workers were not put off looking for jobs this year and remain optimistic...

Gavin Williamson

New £100M Turing scheme launched - new …

Dec 26, 2020 / FE Voices

New Turing scheme to support thousands of students to study and work abroad and replace @EUErasmusPlus  Over £100m new global scheme will replace Erasmus+ participation post-EU exit and stretch beyond Europe   Programme to fund around 35,000 places for students at UK universities...

UK and EU agree Brexit Deal

Sector Response as UK and EU agree Brexi…

Dec 24, 2020 / FE Voices

#Brexit - Future collaboration will help UK and EU deliver shared environmental and climate goals  The UK and EU have today (24 Dec) announced that they have reached an agreement on...

The Next Normal Episode 12 - HeppSY Happ…

Dec 24, 2020 / Podcasts

Join Chris Webb (@WorldWebb) and Helen Armitage (@HelenArmitage16) from the Careers and Employability Service at Sheffield Hallam University (@SheffHallamUni) for another foray into the world of work, as told by...

Sandra Whitney

Effective Tips on How to Make Your Job E…

Dec 24, 2020 / FE Voices

Often, people spend a lot of time thinking about work than anything else in their life. The truth is that if work is made easier, life would also be both...

Mass asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges

£78 million in funding to support schoo…

Dec 23, 2020 / FE Voices

The updated publication of @EducationGovUK's testing handbook for secondary schools and colleges on coordinating rapid testing has been published today (23 Dec) with key information on testing  What DfE are doing: We're offering...

 Alice Kempski, National Football Development Manager at Association of Colleges

How technology is driving the profession…

Dec 23, 2020 / FE Voices

The increased presence of technology within college sport is proving beneficial for colleges, teachers and students alike. Programmes are being bolstered with numerous technology solutions which offer the ability to...

Professor Keith Straughan is the CEO and co-founder of Axiologs

A silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Dec 22, 2020 / FE Voices

“Let’s stave off another crisis in UK schools and universities in 2021 by embracing online assessment” says Professor Keith Straughan  Last week, schools in Wales closed their doors to pupils and...

Less than a thirds of schools’ Covid c…

Dec 22, 2020 / FE Voices

A new report by the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst) finds that less than a third (31%) of the additional costs facing schools as a result of the pandemic are covered...

Neil Birch

Connectivity and Cooperation: Bringing a…

Dec 21, 2020 / FE Voices

Neil Birch reflects on the lessons he gained from participating in FED’s virtual roundtables:  When I was asked recently to join the Fed panel to reflect on our discussions around the...

Sander Vinberg, Threat Research Evangelist at F5 Labs

Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Dec 21, 2020 / FE Voices

The cybersecurity skills gap is one of the most pervasive bugbears in the information security community. A lack of high-level cybersecurity specialists is often viewed as a threat to profits, national...

Virtual classroom

7 technologies to successfully migrate t…

Dec 21, 2020 / FE Voices

Technology and the potential for a fully digital classroom have quickly emerged as an important part of modern education. Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the idea of online school...

One million laptops and tablets for disa…

Dec 20, 2020 / FE Voices

One million laptops and tablets to support children and young people through the pandemic  Schools and councils have received over 560,000 devices this year to support remote education National Tutoring Programme enrols...

The changing face of education

Dec 19, 2020 / FE Voices

The world has changed significantly in 2020, and this has had a profound impact on us all – whether in the workplace, education or our social lives. Dominic Gill, managing...

MPs call for adult skills revolution to …

Dec 18, 2020 / FE Voices

The Education Committee (@CommonsEd) has this evening (18 Dec) published its four pillar approach to revolutionise Adult skills and lifelong learning. The report is the culmination of  Committee's inquiry into Adult skills and...

Future Workforce Development: What is th…

Dec 18, 2020 / Podcasts

This episode is the latest of our The Voctech Podcast: learning continued series, supported by the Ufi Voctech Trust. We ask the question, what is the role of social impact investing in workforce development? The Edtech...

Top 10 questions answered about rapid co…

Dec 18, 2020 / FE Voices

On Tuesday 15 December, @EducationGovUK announced that teachers and pupils will have access to rapid testing from the start of January 2021. Then, with less than three days left of...

Parenta wraps its arms around the early …

Dec 18, 2020 / FE Voices

Way back in April, as the country went into a ‘national lockdown’, the world was just beginning to comprehend the potential impact this new ‘coronavirus pandemic’ could have on the...

The Future of Education Technology

Dec 18, 2020 / FE Voices

A look at 2020 and beyond. Education Technology also known as Edtech has become a hot topic, especially since the pandemic shaken the world several months ago. The global Covid-19 outbreak...

Emma Thompson launches new Right2Food podcast series

Emma Thompson launches new Right2Food po…

Dec 17, 2020 / Podcasts

DAME #EMMATHOMPSON INTRODUCES NEW PODCAST SERIES FROM CHILDREN’S #RIGHT2FOOD CAMPAIGN @Food_Foundation  Dame Emma Thompson, the Children’s Right2Food Campaign Ambassador, introduces a new series of podcasts in the Right2Food Campaign  The podcasts tell the stories...

Autumn Season Finale #SkillsWorldLive 2.13

Autumn Season Finale #SkillsWorldLive 2…

Dec 17, 2020 / Podcasts

On #SkillsWorldLive tonight, guests include: David Hoey | Paul Embery | Rob Halfon | Toby Perkins | Paul Eeles | Anne Milton ...for the Season 2 Finale.   #SkillsWorldLive 2.13: Thursday 17th December 2020 Presented by the Chief Executive of the...

Covid Test

Staggered rollout of Covid testing for c…

Dec 17, 2020 / FE Voices

The government has today [Thursday 17 December] confirmed that all secondary schools and colleges in England will be able to test more of their staff and students in a round...

Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss

‘Fight For Fairness’ speech sets out…

Dec 17, 2020 / FE Voices

The Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss (@TrussLiz), today (Thursday 17th December) sets out the Government's new approach to tackling inequality across the UK. Liz Truss to set out government’s...

The Next Normal Episode 11 - Lies, damne…

Dec 17, 2020 / Podcasts

Join Chris Webb (@WorldWebb) and Helen Armitage (@HelenArmitage16) from the Careers and Employability Service at Sheffield Hallam University (@SheffHallamUni) for another foray into the world of work, as told by...

Rene Buhay, VP of Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe

Accelerating Digital Transformation to R…

Dec 17, 2020 / FE Voices

When COVID-19 struck and we moved into a pandemic, the lack of digital capability of some schools was exposed. Many of these schools were likely planning for slow digitalisation before...

Mark David Cosens FIEP is the Founder of Cosens Consult

Employability in the ‘new world’

Dec 17, 2020 / FE Voices

Recap - Not many years ago, UK employability professionals led the world, along with colleagues in countries like Australia, America and Holland. Underpinning remarkable labour market resilience, tens of thousands of unsung...

Strategies for Students with Dyslexia/AD…

Dec 17, 2020 / FE Voices

The world of science continues to advance its understanding of how dyslexia and ADHD, two highly interrelated challenges, affect the brain. New tools, strategies and resources are continually emerging to...

Jennifer Coupland, IfATE

The Institute Publishes First External Q…

Dec 16, 2020 / FE Voices

@IFAteched publishes First External Quality Assurance annual report highlighting key findings around how #EPA and #EQA has been delivered throughout 2020. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) has...

The Growth in Demand for Remote Workers …

Dec 16, 2020 / FE Voices

In our last Shedding Light on the Labour Market of 2020, we're going to look at one of the most striking consequences to have occurred through the imposition of Lockdown...

Sandra Whitney

Common Obstacles Preventing Productivity…

Dec 16, 2020 / FE Voices

Workplace productivity is very crucial for any organization that is focused on growing to the next level. Increased profits and cash flows depend on how well you keep deadlines and...

Marta Kalas, Thomson Screening

How FE Colleges can quickly develop a Co…

Dec 15, 2020 / FE Voices

Covid-19 continues and looks set to be with us for some time yet. To avoid becoming overburdened it means we need to create processes and systems to operate FE colleges...

Rapid Coronavirus testing

Colleges to receive rapid coronavirus te…

Dec 15, 2020 / FE Voices

Lateral flow tests to be deployed to all secondary schools and colleges to help detect asymptomatic cases and break chains of transmission of Covid-19 Staff to be tested weekly, and staff...

Kate Green

Labour's Kate Green calls for Government…

Dec 15, 2020 / FE Voices

@KateGreenSU - Stop neglecting vocational and technical qualifications  Labour is warning the government to stop neglecting vocational and technical qualifications and set out a plan to support the 130,000 students who...

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