Tag Archives: learning and skills

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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Trams or Tractors? Tractors or Trams? Twice.

I wrote this (prophetic!) draft blog last Spring. As I’ve almost failed to publish a blog in a month for the first time since I started blogging, I thought I’d better publish it now – as originally drafted but with one … Continue reading

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Five Years: Celebrating the start of the Election campaign

We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes We’ve got five years, what a surprise We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot We’ve got five years, that’s all we’ve got Not, perhaps, Mr. Bowie’s most butter-cutting lyrics, but … Continue reading

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The Skills Bank of England – fixing interest rates?

Now here’s a question. Back in October, I temporarily went all metaphorical and suggested in this blog that the FE sector would be more respected if it wasn’t seen as a Cinderella service, but as the skills Bank of England. That … 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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