7 Mar 2024 Opinions

Don’t roll the dice on rolling elections

William Walter, Bridgehead Communications

Ensuring the public's desire for deputies to have an island-wide mandate while simultaneously reducing the number of candidates are not mutually exclusive ambitions, argues William Walter

19 Nov 2023 Opinions

Don't stop at UCAS - the case for broader apprenticeship reform

Shazia Ejaz, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

The Director of Campaigns and Research at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Shazia Ejaz, discusses the urgent need for comprehensive reform in the apprenticeship system, highlighting...

1 Sep 2023 Opinions

Tackling dud degrees is only half the battle

Mark Bremner, MBKB

MBKB's Chief Executive Mark Bremner proposes a series of reforms regarding wages and the flexibility in apprenticeship provision to overcome poor apprenticeship completion rates.

30 May 2023 Opinions

Time for Change: Measuring quality in apprenticeship delivery

Simon Ashworth, AELP

Simon Ashworth, Director of Policy for the AELP, outlines how the government could modernise the way success and quality is measured within apprenticeships.

2 May 2023 Opinions

The struggle of specialist FE colleges in government SEND plans

Ruth Perry, Natspec

Natspec's senior policy manager Ruth Perry sets out how the specialist college estate has been degraded without adequate capital funding which is why, she argues, the sector needs a...

11 Apr 2023 Opinions

The apprenticeship quality assurance is not fit for purpose

Eleanor Regan, EDSK

EDSK researcher Eleanor Regan writes on why regulation of apprenticeship provision should be taken away from the Department for Education and focus more on the role of the employer.

24 Feb 2023 Opinions

Could T Levels reduce the ‘chronic’ skills shortage in manufacturing?

Verity Davidge, Make UK

Make UK's director of policy Verity Davidge discusses how T Levels can benefit the manufacturing sector and what is holding employers back from fully engaging with them... 

27 Jan 2023 Opinions

Rishi Sunak’s maths to 18 plan does not add up

Geoff Barton, Association of School and College Leaders

Association of School and College Leaders general secretary Geoff Barton discusses how a lack of teachers could undo maths to 18 and why there could be a better way of equipping young people...

16 Dec 2022 Opinions

How reclassification could affect college governance

Fiona Chalk, Governance4FE

Fiona Chalk, experienced board member and chief executive of education consultancy Governance4FE, looks at how the Skills and Post-16 Education Act led the ONS decision and what we can learn...

25 Nov 2022 Opinions

EdTech: The Key to Customized Learning and Inclusion in the Future of Education

Chris Quickfall, Cognassist

Chief executive of Cognassist, Chris Quickfall, explains how edtech can be used to spot learners' needs early on and allow educators to provide support based on evidence.