Articles from Dr Paul Phillips CBE

FE has suffered decades of shocking neglect: #Augar report condemns treatment of the ‘poor relation’ in education

What’s at the end of the tunnel for further education? The treatment of further education (FE) is nothing short of shocking and the recent Augar report is a condemnation of what has happened to the ‘poor relation’ in the educational sector.

Welcome to another day in paradise! #LoveOurColleges

As our sector continues to deliver the skills agenda against the backdrop of a pitiful funding picture, you’re always conscious that the situation may go from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Employers must seize the opportunity to get involved in T Level revolution

It can’t have escaped your attention that further education is undergoing a major shift towards workplace learning.

Blame culture following an error of judgement now at unacceptable levels - It's time for intervention

I thought I would start my article for the New Year with some basic physics, after all, we are being told to ratchet up our technical agendas! 

Creating the Construction Workforce of Tomorrow

Construction is a vital contributor to the regional economy.

New developments will create ground-breaking sixth form in Weston

You can’t stand still in the world of further education.

Skills shortage and community health at the heart of new £13m training centre

It’s become rare for a day to pass without a story about the NHS appearing in the news.

Investment in quality staff will always pay dividends

Everyone can remember their favourite teacher.

Time to fight for the sustainability of our sector #LoveOurColleges

The recent decision from Government not to increase finance support for the Further Education sector is a damning indictment on all we do for young people and adults.

Keeping the plates spinning over the Whitson holiday

Before the Whitson holiday, I was (like most of my colleagues) exhausted, and when I walked around the College I could see the strain on the faces of staff. The reasons are multifaceted, but they reflect the sheer diversity of what we do and the clever game now is to keep all of the plates spinning...

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