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Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Secretary - What will happen to Apprenticeships and Skills now?
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The state of education around the world - Findings from Education at a Glance 2021
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Equality, equity, accessibility, and inclusion: Placing everyone at the heart of education re-imagining
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The Proverbs of Technology Enhanced Learning - FE must rise to the new challenges presented it
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Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Secretary - What will happen to Apprenticeships and Skills now?
Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Secretary...
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The state of education around the world - Find...
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Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson sacked as Education Sec…

Sep 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

Toby Perkins @UKLabor responds to abolition of Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills  Toby Perkins MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Further Education and Skills, responding to the abolition of the role of...

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD

The state of education around the world …

Sep 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

The OECD’s Education at a Glance 2021 is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world  Today (16 Sept), the @OECD launch Education at a Glance 2021...

Professor Anne Bamford OBE, a FED Council Member and Strategic Director of Education and Skills for the City of London

Equality, equity, accessibility, and inc…

Sep 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

Professor Anne Bamford OBE, a FED Council Member and Strategic Director of Education and Skills for the City of London challenges and invites us to think about how we place...

Howard Scott, Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education, University of Wolverhampton

The Proverbs of Technology Enhanced Lear…

Sep 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

This document is designed to stimulate a provocation around the subject of technologies in teaching and learning, drawing in pedagogical, sociological, and philosophical implications. Like learning and education itself, it has...

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi meets his new team at DFE

Nadhim Zahawi: Education is a crucial pa…

Sep 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

Nadhim Zahawi has been confirmed as the new Education Secretary in today's (15 Sept) cabinet reshuffle. Nadhim will be taking over from Gavin Williamson who has moved in today's reshuffle. Nadhim...

Skills Demand in the UK: What's Hot and …

Sep 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

Emsi have recently added an interesting new metric to our Job Posting Analytics data, which means we can more easily track what we are calling "Hot and Cold Skills". By this...

Dr Ann Limb CBE, a FED Ambassador, Independent Chair of the UK Innovation Corridor

Exploring the different approaches to le…

Sep 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

Leading locally: partnering regionally: impacting nationally, excelling globally: five premises and five characteristics  Dr Ann Limb CBE, a FED Ambassador, Independent Chair of the UK Innovation Corridor amongst many other roles...

Ian Duckett, Architect of alternative curricula

Ways of Engaging: approaches to developi…

Sep 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

Ways of Engaging is a project designed to support disaffected young people. It was initially rooted in research and was the inaugural project of the reformed East Anglia LSRN (Learning and...

Patrick Wall, a FED Trustee and the founder of edpol.net

We need to build flexibility, agility an…

Sep 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

Patrick Wall, a FED Trustee and the founder of edpol.net, argues that interdependency with the system adds to the complexity and asks us to consider, who’s evidence and input does...

Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager, Association of Colleges (AoC)

Pedagogy at the centre - getting the ble…

Sep 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

The closure of college campuses to most students during much of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rapid shift towards on-line and technology-enhanced learning. The speed of this transition has...

Who should be Involved in managing an apprentice?

Who should be Involved in managing an ap…

Sep 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

For a successful apprenticeship, a number of people may need to be involved to support the learner. Here, Rubitek (@Rubiteks) CEO Kerry Linley takes a look at the roles required...

Diversity in A level subjects taken by students has fallen significantly over last decade, impeding career opportunities – new study

Diversity in A level subjects taken by s…

Sep 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

Students’ subject choices at A level have become “exceedingly narrow”, with young people less likely than ever to take up a variety of subjects, a new report warns. The study from...

Gillian Keegan

Apprenticeship Levy Paying Employers can…

Sep 13, 2021 / Featured Voices

Large businesses will be able to easily pledge funds to smaller businesses through a new government service, to help create and recruit for more apprenticeship opportunities. New government service will help...

The Institute talks…about 'raising the standards: the apprentice guide to quality apprenticeships'

Raising the standards: The apprentice gu…

Sep 13, 2021 / Podcasts

Apprentices’ guidance on how to deliver quality apprenticeships launched   New guidance written by apprentices on how to deliver a quality apprenticeship and look after the welfare everyone on these life-changing learning programmes...

Professor Fiona Forbes, a FED Trustee, the CEO and founder of ConfigurED

I believe education in England is having…

Sep 13, 2021 / Featured Voices

#NetZero by 2030: Can we ever agree on purpose and vision?  In this think piece, Professor Fiona Forbes, a FED Trustee, the CEO and founder of ConfigurED – an education transformation consultancy eco-system...

Matt Gordon, English Lecturer, Waltham Forest College & Jan Calvert, English lecturer, Shipley College

Research from the front: A Developing Di…

Sep 13, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Education and Training Foundation (@E_T_Foundation) is the expert body for professional development and standards in Further Education (FE) and Training in England.  Through their work, the ETF supports teachers and...

Martin Compton, Associate Professor UCL Arena centre for research-based education

Lessons learned the hard way by a non IT…

Sep 11, 2021 / Featured Voices

Free, easy and fit for purpose #TEL  In 20+ years teaching English, History and Education in FE, a lot of colleagues assumed I was an ‘IT whizz’ because of the TEL...

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Employment programmes are key to support…

Sep 11, 2021 / Featured Voices

Universities are increasingly being judged on graduate employability, in particular regarding the support given to widening participation groups. University league tables are also heavily influenced by the university’s success in getting...

ENDING THE £20 UNIVERSAL CREDIT UPLIFT WILL DEEPEN CHILD POVERTY AND WIDEN EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIES IN THE NORTH

ENDING THE £20 UNIVERSAL CREDIT UPLIFT …

Sep 10, 2021 / Featured Voices

THERE'S a pressing case for the UK government to retain the £20 increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit. This has been a lifeline to thousands of households across...

Matt O'Leary, Professor of Education at Birmingham City University (BCU)

Rethinking the improvement of teaching a…

Sep 10, 2021 / Featured Voices

With institutions having to make a rapid transition to online delivery, Covid-19 has left an indelible mark on the educational landscape. Understandably, some are concerned about how the quality of teaching...

Gemma McCall, CEO, Culture Shift

Exceeding Expectations: How the OfS’ g…

Sep 10, 2021 / Featured Voices

With the first in-person Induction Week for two years in touching distance, university leaders need to be sharpening their focus and fostering a sense of urgency around the pervasive issue...

Unlocking rewarding career opportunities

Sep 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Lots of people, young and old, view politics as old-fashioned, not for them and elite. But political decisions impact every single aspect of each of our lives and there are...

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

There is no substitute for the hard grin…

Sep 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

@GavinWilliamson speaks about access targets at universities with poor student outcomes as well as driving up standards in higher education in his speech at the Universities UK Annual Conference 2021: Steve, thank...

Bob Harrison, Chair of Governors, Northern College for Adults

Taking back control of Further Education…

Sep 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Future Pedagogies - The Context  In his very helpful BERA paper The origins of Further Education in England and Wales (2019) Ross Goldstone, of Cardiff University tracks the roots of FE. He...

The Real Costs And Benefits Of Apprenticeships

Those holding apprenticeship qualificati…

Sep 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

98% of employers state apprentices bring significant benefits to their businesses  A new report "The Real Costs And Benefits Of Apprenticeships" published by apprenticeship and skills organisation, The St Martin’s Group...

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International students are worth £28.8 …

Sep 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

New @HEPI_news and @UUKIntl analysis shows that just one year’s intake of incoming international students is worth £28.8 billion to the UK economy   Today’s report, The costs and benefits of international higher education...

Ben Pike, Edtech CEO, MasterStart

How can we humanise online learning?

Sep 08, 2021 / Featured Voices

Covid has transformed the landscape of digital learning more in this last year than in the ten years since the ‘Year of MOOC’ in 2012!   All is not good news though. The...

David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC)

Opening up more creativity and innovatio…

Sep 08, 2021 / Featured Voices

This set of essays on future pedagogies is timely after a year like no other in which colleges and FE providers were forced in double-quick time to move all of...

Surjit Uppal, Digital Consultant, Career Colleges Trust

e-Teaching – preparing learners for wo…

Sep 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

Teaching and learning online is not a new concept and has been with us for many years. Many FE and HE educational establishments over the years have experimented and implemented...

LABOUR SHORTAGES WILL CONTINUE IN THE FACE OF GOVERNMENT INACTION, DELAYING UK ECONOMIC RECOVERY – CBI DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Staff shortages could last two years

Sep 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

LABOUR SHORTAGES WILL CONTINUE IN THE FACE OF GOVERNMENT INACTION, DELAYING UK ECONOMIC RECOVERY – CBI (@CBItweets) Director-General outlines labour market insights alongside urgent recommendations  Labour supply problems could last for up to two years and will not be solved by...

The Good Council – The official podcast of the World Future Council, season 1 out now

The Good Council – The official podcas…

Sep 06, 2021 / Podcasts

First episode with founder of the World Future Council (@Good_Policies), Jakob von Uexkull, to be launched 6 September 2021  The new podcast series of the World Future Council, The Good Council...

Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector, Ofsted

Why does Ofsted do research?

Sep 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

#rED2021 - The Chief Inspector discussed @Ofstednew's research on education during the pandemic, remote education and curriculum at researchED National Conference 2021: What a brilliant day at #rED2021 #red21 - so much...

Reasonable adjustments: do you have to m…

Sep 03, 2021 / Featured Voices

In Aleem v E-Act Academy Trust Limited, the Employment Appeals Tribunal confirmed that a school didn't have to continue to pay a teacher at their previous higher rate of pay after...

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‘Hands off’ online lecture recording…

Sep 03, 2021 / Featured Voices

Lecturers warn employers against breaching performance rights, agreements for re-use of recordings should last no more than one year. The University and College Union (UCU) has today (Friday) warned universities and...

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in…

Sep 02, 2021 / Featured Voices

Rejigging Your Thoughts  Professor Dan Levitin’s (@DanLevitin) bestseller The Organized Mind bears a subtitle likely to stir instant agreement among all manner of readers: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Levitin...

Tutoring revolution builds as students return to class

Tutoring revolution builds as students r…

Sep 02, 2021 / Featured Voices

All three ways for schools to access tutoring to help their students catch up from lost learning - academic mentors, school-led and external tuition – are now live   Huge expansion of tutoring will support...

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School leaders highlight how curriculum …

Sep 02, 2021 / Featured Voices

A new report published today by the National Foundation for Educational Research (@TheNFER), on the on-going impact of Covid-19 on schools serving predominantly deprived populations, shows how schools are adapting their curriculum...

FE News is 18 years old: Thank you, we wouldn’t be here without you!

FE News is 18 years old: Thank you, we w…

Sep 01, 2021 / Featured Voices

September 2021 marks the 18th anniversary of the launch of FE News and job board FE Careers  I wanted to write a personal note of thanks to everyone, September 2021 is...

Angela Cox, Principal, Borders College

The role of colleges in preparing studen…

Aug 28, 2021 / Featured Voices

I believe that the role of colleges in preparing our students to be Global Citizens has never been more critical. Why? We live in a world where we still need to...

Karl Handscomb, Senior Economist at the Resolution Foundation

Share of young people receiving benefits…

Aug 27, 2021 / Featured Voices

The proportion of young adults claiming income-related benefits increased from 9 to 15 per cent during the Covid crisis – a larger increase than any other age group – helping...

Sheila McMahon Reg. BACP, FSP, Comedienne and CEO of Mind Management For You

Switching Off: How Coming Off Grid Could…

Aug 27, 2021 / Featured Voices

As students prepare to return to academic life, Lichfield Mental Health Counsellor Sheila McMahon Reg. BACP, FSP, Comedienne and CEO of Mind Management For You, reflects on the impact of...

FSB's Mike Cherry

FSB calls for £3k Employer Apprenticesh…

Aug 26, 2021 / Featured Voices

In response to the publication of statistics on apprenticeships and traineeships in England, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)’s @fsb_policy  National Chair Mike Cherry commented: “Whilst the pandemic has understandably had a dampening effect on training efforts...

What is the JCVI advice on COVID-19 vacc…

Aug 26, 2021 / Featured Voices

The JCVI has reviewed the evidence on vaccinating children aged 12 to 15 who do not have underlying health conditions that put them at increased risk from severe COVID-19. The assessment...

Jacqui McIntosh, APPRENTICESHIP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, VTCT

“The face of Britain is becoming a fac…

Aug 26, 2021 / Featured Voices

@VTCT_uk #EDI One year on  In May 2020, the brutal murder of George Floyd shook the world to its core. In the midst of a collective pain and mourning shared across...

Education, the role of mentors and how b…

Aug 25, 2021 / Podcasts

Host Harjot Singh is joined by Angela Noon, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Siemens UK and Vincent Egunlae, One Young World Ambassador and Associate at Grant Thornton. In this...

Michelle Donelan

Higher Education Short Course Challenge …

Aug 25, 2021 / Featured Voices

@EducationGovUK - Short university courses to provide flexible training  Students to benefit from flexible study options, as up to 20 universities and colleges to be funded to run short courses Trial backed...

The FE sector needs more support to tackle global issues facing the world, warns new report

The FE sector needs more support to tack…

Aug 24, 2021 / Featured Voices

 A new report published by the Education and Training Foundation (@E_T_Foundation) on the experiences of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Further Education (FE) sector reveals that 68% of the...

Pearson Global Learner Survey finds Majority Want to Increase Their Understanding of Equity and Social Issues

Pearson Global Learner Survey finds Majo…

Aug 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

@Pearson_UK Global Learner Survey: Majority Want to Increase Their Understanding of Equity and Social Issues   70% of people in the UK believe education on diversity, equity and inclusion should begin in...

Paul Bean

Back in class: making education faciliti…

Aug 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

In an era where the impacts our actions have on the environment is in sharper focus, there is the very real possibility of businesses being out of sync with prospective...

Roy Kiruri, Former International Students’ Officer at the University of Bristol Students’ Union

International students in the UK – per…

Aug 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

The attraction of the UK as a destination for international students seeking a tertiary education has long been on the rise and this is evidenced by the fact that in...

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£25M carbon dioxide monitor fund availa…

Aug 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

Backed by a £25 million government investment (@educationgovuk), the new monitors will enable staff to act quickly where ventilation is poor and provide reassurance that existing ventilation measures are working...

Jenny Shaw, Student Experience Director, Unite Students and Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO, StudentCrowd

The student voice and accommodation

Aug 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

Today’s students are powerful consumers, especially when this power is wielded as a collective.This chapter explores the impact of that collective voice on student accommodation through both reviews and direct...

James Newby, Chief Operating Officer

Understanding the motivations of new Hig…

Aug 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

We are now in the annual post A Level Results Day and the Clearing process, when many students think again about their university choices and their next three years.  For...

Sandra Cowley, Commercial Director, Futures

Apprenticeships make a magnificent comeb…

Aug 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

When lockdown came into action last spring, people of all ages, from all sectors, felt the impact. Whether you were a student, an employee, or a CEO, changes had to...

Janine Leightley, HR Director at Bright Horizons

My new venture stepping from retail into…

Aug 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

Spotlight on my first eight months at Bright Horizons  I’m eight months into my HR role at Bright Horizons. My background is predominantly in retail, so it was a new venture...

Professor Dilly Fung, Pro-Director Education, London School of Education and Political Science

Students’ voices in curriculum design

Aug 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

Woodrow Wilson’s assertion that ‘It is easier to move a cemetery than to change a curriculum’ is being put to the test in higher education.Institutions in the UK and around...

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GCSE Results day ‘GIRLS ON TOP’: is …

Aug 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

Throughout the country girls are outperforming boys at every stage in the educational system from early years Sats, GCSEs, A-levels, university admissions and degree classifications. In the North of England they...

Dennis Hayes, Professor of Education, University of Derby

Restoring the real student voice

Aug 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

A recent BBC News article reported that students at the University of Oxford had voted to remove a picture of the Queen from their common room as they felt it...

Why Social Justice in University Matters

Why Social Justice in University Matters

Aug 18, 2021 / Featured Voices

It is the century of social justice. We live in a world led by universities. But in many parts of it, women cannot attend school. We live in a world...

How Has the Labour Market Been Changing Across the Country?

How Has the Labour Market Been Changing …

Aug 18, 2021 / Featured Voices

In normal times, we refresh our data on an annual basis using the latest Government labour market datasets, but due to the economy undergoing such huge changes in the last...

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