Articles from Dr Paul Phillips CBE

New Year, New Opportunities?

I interviewed a candidate for a Lecturer in Health & Social Care this week. She had no teaching experience, a wealth of industrial experience but moreover a passion to engage students. The interview was a pleasurable experience on feedback from both the panel and the candidate.

Bah, Humbug!

Christmas is but days away, my local schools, academies and Universities are closed but irrespective the College continues to deliver teaching and learning!

A Therapeutic Trip To The AoC

It is that time of year when in the middle of juggling the key FE priorities the ‘gathering of the clans’ event heralds itself.

Change Of Storm On The Horizon

The magnitude of change and to some extent unanswered questions on the horizon point to an uncertain future for the FE sector.

September Is Here Again

September is here again and already the College environment is manic as students of all ages descend upon us – some aged 16 and straight from school or academy, others using FE as a stepping stone in their life and career options, and others simply exploring what we have to offer... 

Principal’s Dedication to Be Recognised with CBE

English And Maths - Opportunity Or Threat?

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark

We Cannot Be All Things To All People

Further education is now a mixed economy in terms of creating a sustainable plan for future skills development and corresponding delivery.

Through the looking glass, a time of calm relative to the new agenda we face.

Last September I thought the FE environment was becoming somewhat complicated whereas actually it was a time of calm relative to the new agenda we face.

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