Tag Archives: budget cuts

Hello again. What we can become is quite exciting!

Don’t think that I can’t hear you. Even from this lofty latitude, perched on a coastal shelf alongside the Highlands and Islands, I can still make out the distant mumble of your 1990’s football chant echoing round the end-of-season emptiness … Continue reading

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More. Less. Better. Clever. Here in the Hay Day of Further Education.

A former colleague of mine retired about ten years ago. When I asked him why he was leaving, he replied with one phrase. “The halcyon days of FE are over,” he said. You may feel that he was a man … Continue reading

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The second #UKFEchat visit to Ofsted HQ: a personal perspective

This morning I visited Ofsted HQ in Holborn with colleagues and friends from the FE social media group on Twitter. This was the second such visit. The first took place eight months ago as part of what I had envisaged … Continue reading

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The Hunger Game – FEeding the myth

Having laid to rest, I hope, in an earlier blog the image of Cinderella as role model for the FE sector, I was reminded by the TES this morning that we still haven’t agreed on a character to replace her … Continue reading

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In support of more FE funding cuts…

Yesterday the British media changed UK electioneering practice and the English language by threatening “to empty chair” any party leaders choosing not to take part in a TV debate. Today, ever at the forefront of educational funding and philology, I … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time we cancelled Adult Learners’ Week?

I mean, really, #ALW14, what is the point? It’s not like we need to stoke up demand to mop up bucket-loads of spare funding. Only the most incompetent provider is going to find it difficult to fulfil an Adult funding … Continue reading

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