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The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning with At-Risk Students
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Erica Sunarjo

The Importance of Social-Emotional Learn…

Jul 31, 2021 / Featured Voices

Being categorized as a student is something all young people are going through. From “traditional student” to “first-generation college student”, we’re used to being placed in certain boxes and assigned...

Kerry Linley

What Makes a Good Apprenticeship Trainin…

Jul 30, 2021 / Podcasts

In our Demystifying Apprenticeships series, @Rubiteks founder and CEO, @kerrylinley, spoke to guest Paul Butler, who describes himself as a seasoned campaigner for quality apprenticeships.  Paul has a unique insight into...

LEARNING SUPPORT PRIORITISED AS ESFA SHA…

Jul 30, 2021 / Featured Voices

Industry bodies and providers unite to prompt UK government agency @ESFAgov to avoid funding hurdles for apprentices identified as neurodiverse  ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) has confirmed that it will...

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Transforming infrastructure: Higher educ…

Jul 30, 2021 / Podcasts

Transforming infrastructure is the focus of this episode of the @Jisc higher education leaders podcast. Guests discuss what the campus of the future will look like and how these transformations...

Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary

As many as 24 million children will neve…

Jul 29, 2021 / Featured Voices

#GES21: The Foreign Secretary, @DominicRaab, made this speech at the opening of the Global Education Summit 2021  Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, friends, welcome to London and welcome to the Global Education...

Parents pressure teachers over grades

Parents pressure teachers over grades

Jul 29, 2021 / Featured Voices

NEW SUTTON TRUST RESEARCH LOOKS AT IMPACT OF PANDEMIC ON THIS YEAR’S UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS A significant minority of teachers have been approached or pressured by parents about their child’s grades, with...

Tom Richmond

New think tank report on the future of u…

Jul 29, 2021 / Featured Voices

       The government should split the Higher Education sector into ‘local’ and ‘national’ universities   With ministers expected to outline major reforms to the Higher Education (HE) system in England in the coming...

The Importance of Place: Part 3 — Iden…

Jul 28, 2021 / Featured Voices

In parts one and two of this series, we looked at how data can be used to identify the industries and occupations which give an area a competitive advantage. In this...

ACU launches second podcast series to tackle digital debates in higher education

ACU launches second podcast series to ta…

Jul 28, 2021 / Podcasts

The second series of The Internationalist, a podcast by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU), has been launched, looking at the issues of the digital revolution and its impact on...

Expert tips: How to manage staff wellbeing during a ‘pingdemic’

Expert tips: How to manage staff wellbei…

Jul 27, 2021 / Featured Voices

In the first week of July, over half a million people across the UK received an NHS notification to self-isolate1 after coming into contact with someone carrying Coronavirus. So, despite a successful...

Ciara MaCooey, Managing Director of Automation at Foundry4

Universities and Colleges are betting on…

Jul 26, 2021 / Featured Voices

Universities and Colleges up and down the country are facing a watershed moment. A rapid transition to online learning against a backdrop of financial insecurity has contributed to a testing...

Candace Miller, Managing Director at SFJ Awards

Now is the time for apprenticeships to s…

Jul 23, 2021 / Featured Voices

The annual report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships (@ApprenticeAPPG) this week calls on government to increase up take and improve delivery of apprenticeships, as well as ensure better...

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng

New Innovation Strategy sets out plans t…

Jul 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

#PlanforGrowth: New Innovation Strategy sets out plans to put UK at front of global innovation race  Long-term plan to boost private sector investment across the UK and create the right conditions for...

Lord Stephen Greenhalgh

£1 million education programme for Gyps…

Jul 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

@educationgovuk - Education programmes to help support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils have been launched by the Communities Minister, Lord Greenhalgh (@team_greenhalgh), today (22nd July). The new programmes will focus on boosting educational...

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Backtrack on £30k salary for new teache…

Jul 22, 2021 / Featured Voices

A cornerstone of @BorisJohnson's Conservtive Manifesto, in September 2019 @GavinWilliamson announced that salaries for new teachers were set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23, under government plans for the biggest...

Nick Gibb, School Standards Minister

The importance of a knowledge-rich curri…

Jul 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

Abolishing #GCSEs would take our education system back decades and, once again, fail the most disadvantaged children says @NickGibbUK, addressing a Social Market Foundation (@SMFthinktank) panel event on raising school standards:  School...

Natasha Eeles, Founder of Bold Voices

Gendered violence; a PHSE topic?

Jul 21, 2021 / Featured Voices

Myth-busting the place of gendered violence and inequality education within our school curriculum  The world of education has been rocked by the experiences of our young people across the country as...

Sandra Wallace, interim Co-Chair of the SMC

Social Mobility Commission calls for chi…

Jul 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

Social Mobility Commission (@SMCommission) calls for end to child poverty as it unveils ambitious plan to put social mobility at the heart of post pandemic recovery The Social Mobility Commission today calls...

Fay Edwards, Head of Learning & Development at South West Councils

Successful Ofqual Recognition: Top 10 Wo…

Jul 20, 2021 / Featured Voices

On 4 August 2020, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (@IFATEched), announced the transfer of the #EQA of end-point assessment to @Ofqual, or, for integrated higher and degree apprenticeships...

Helen Dyke is a Senior Associate in Irwin Mitchell's Employment Team

Self isolation and COVID safety requirem…

Jul 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

FAQs about self isolation and COVID safety requirements in the Further Education Sector after 19 July  Despite the surge in the numbers of people testing positive for COVID-19, from today, Monday...

Sarah Chamberlain MBA, Head of Apprenticeship Delivery at York St John University

80% of managers in the UK have little to…

Jul 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

Research suggests that four out of five of employees are promoted to managerial roles based on talent, skill or experience, but are not suitably equipped to cope with leading a...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

Engaging Learners: So how do YOU do it?

Jul 19, 2021 / Featured Voices

BEAR with me….      I bet you continue reading this….      I’m right, aren’t I?...                  others may have given up, but I knew you wouldn’t….                                     There! You made it! I knew...

Three factors shaping the future of tech…

Jul 17, 2021 / Featured Voices

The UK government recently announced its plans to press ahead with initiatives such as the Lifetime Skills Guarantee designed to make retraining and lifelong learning easier than ever. Alongside this, the...

Rob Walker

Lifelong learning – equipping the yout…

Jul 17, 2021 / Featured Voices

Ensuring that young people have the necessary skills to help businesses is crucial. However, those needs are constantly changing as society changes. A hundred years ago, the majority of workers...

Gillian Keegan, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister

Exciting Plans for Degree Apprenticeship…

Jul 16, 2021 / Featured Voices

More opportunities for degrees to be included in level 6 and 7 apprenticeships  @IFATEched and @EducationGovUK have today (16 July) launched a consultation on proposals to improve how degree apprenticeships are developed, approved...

Level 3 quals review outcome: what next?…

Jul 16, 2021 / Podcasts

During this week’s show, Presenter, Tom Bewick focusses on the Post-16 review of qualifications at Level 3 and the recent Skills for Success report from The Open University and Be the Business. Tom...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech …

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

@BorisJohnson’s speech on #LevellingUp the UK  Free skills courses expanded for adults across the country to upskill or retrain for better paid jobs 18 areas across the county to lead new programme...

Jenifer Burden MBE, Director of Programmes, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Reforming our post-16 landscape: An impo…

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

This week, the government published the response to its consultation on the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3. This is an important milestone in the reform of technical education in England...

Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby

Effective Media Impact and Engagement: F…

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

One of the most effective ways to maximise research impact is to increase the range of people and organisations that encounter, and might therefore be interested in, the findings. This is...

The Importance of Place #2: Identifying …

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

In the first part of this three-part series, @EMSI_UK looked at how data can be used to identify the industries which give areas a competitive advantage over others. This is something...

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Are we seeing a two speed recovery? Sect…

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

The latest Labour market Information released by ONS today (15 Jul), reveal jobs vacancies have hit nearly a million – while long-term unemployment reaches highest in five years.  Record vacancy figures disguise...

Brad Tombling, Customer Success Director at training management platform Bud Systems

Reflecting on the resiliency of learners…

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

#WYSD2021 - As we edge closer to the end of lockdown rules, for World Youth Skills Day today (15 Jul), we’re reflecting on the resilience of youth - and their support...

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Giving teachers an entitlement to qualit…

Jul 15, 2021 / Featured Voices

A new report from the Education Policy Institute (@EduPolicyInst), commissioned by @WellcomeTrust, finds that giving teachers a formal entitlement to high-quality training and development would only cost the government an...

New research highlights the long-term be…

Jul 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

For the past 25 years, the Association of Colleges (@AoC_info) has been organising the annual Beacon Awards. A recognition and showcase of innovative practice in further education (FE), the Awards have become...

British and Irish children and young people guaranteed continued access to education institutions

British and Irish children and young peo…

Jul 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

@educationgovuk and @Education_Ire : Understanding between UK and Irish Governments pledges to maintain reciprocal rights to each other’s education systems. In practice it means young people living in Ireland or the UK can go...

Amplify FE

With so much great work going on in FE h…

Jul 14, 2021 / Podcasts

The FE Show with SJ White - @WeAreJoyFM #EveryoneInEducation    Opening the show this week was co host Ellise with her inspirational story of the power of technology and her eye gaze...

ESFA backs down on Adult Education Budge…

Jul 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

#AEB #Clawback - @AoC_info have responded to the news that @ESFAgov will allow colleges to make business cases to prevent adult education funding being clawed back Julian Gravatt, AoC's Deputy Chief...

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Green Jobs Taskforce: Every job in the U…

Jul 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

15 new recommendations from the independent Green Jobs Taskforce  The UK can deliver a green industrial revolution with Government, business and the education sector working together. UK Government reaffirms its commitment to...

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Clearer choice of high-quality post-16 q…

Jul 14, 2021 / Featured Voices

Only qualifications that are high-quality, lead to further study or a job will attract government funding  Reforms will make it easier for young people and adults to identify the course that...

Maths Wins

How to amplify maths more and celebrate …

Jul 13, 2021 / Podcasts

The Schools Show with Sammy White - @WeAreJoyFM #EveryoneInEducation  SJ covered for Daren this week on the schools show and was joined by James from MathsKitchen.com They got their maths geek on talking...

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The Hamilton Commission publishes report…

Jul 13, 2021 / Featured Voices

Seven-Time Formula One™ World Champion, Sir @LewisHamilton and the Royal Academy of Engineering (@RAEngNews) today (13 Jul) publish The Hamilton Commission report, Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK...

Simon Lebus, Interim Chief Regulator, Ofqual

Proposals set out for exams and assessme…

Jul 12, 2021 / Featured Voices

Exams expected to take place next year because they are the best and fairest form of assessment Government and Ofqual launch consultations on arrangements for qualifications to mitigate disruption to education Adaptations proposed to ensure...

Pioneering in your organisation

Pioneering in your FE organisation

Jul 12, 2021 / Podcasts

The FE Show with Dave Leonard - @WeAreJoyFM #EveryoneInEducation     Last week Dave chatted to Ben about the importance of informal CPD and seeking support outside your organisation if you are in a...

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's Chief Inspector

Yes, there’s a hard path ahead, but I…

Jul 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Amanda Spielman @Ofstednews discussed the impact of COVID-19 and recent work at the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) annual conference: Thank you for inviting me – though here’s hoping...

Is the Baker Clause on careers advice fi…

Jul 09, 2021 / Podcasts

In our 13th episode of the third season, Tom Bewick dives into the Baker Clause and the current state of careers advice. In the first 1-2-1 interview of the show, Tom interviews...

AoC's DAvid Hughes

Counting the cost of assessment this yea…

Jul 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Changes to assessment this year may have cost colleges in England an additional £50 million overall according to the Association of Colleges (@AoC_info)   After consulting with members, AoC found that this...

How Disability Can Help Close the STEM G…

Jul 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (#STEM) industries have faced criticism recently over workplace equity and discrimination, including gender, race, and disability inequality. STEM employers have historically been behind the curve...

Professor Davide Ravasi, Director, UCL School of Management

Blending both traditional education and …

Jul 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

Welcoming Students Back to the Bigger and Better UCL School of Management  Universities and other educational institutions across the country will be familiar with the excitement of welcoming students back to...

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Scouts, NAVCA and SLQ support Good for M…

Jul 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

@UKScouting, @NAVCA and @SportsLeaders support #GoodforMeGoodforFE  Scouts, NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and SLQ are the first charitable organisations to lend their support to the FE sector’s new community action initiative – Good for...

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Higher grades across nine GCSE subjects …

Jul 09, 2021 / Featured Voices

@educationgovuk - HIGHER GCSE GRADES LINKED TO LIFETIME EARNINGS BOOST Higher grades across nine GCSE subjects could result in an increase of more than £200,000 in lifetime earnings For the first time...

Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford

I firmly believe there is an opportunity…

Jul 08, 2021 / Featured Voices

@VickyFord Children and Families Minister speech @ADCStweets annual conference  Vicky Ford addresses the Association of Directors of Children's Services annual conference: Good morning and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I...

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Pizza is always the answer - E&M Boo…

Jul 08, 2021 / Podcasts

E&M Booth host SJ chats with Emma Bell. With grand plans for redesigning qualifications they chat big picture ideas with practical tips for your FE maths classroom. Hollie Barnes and SJ White...

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Supporting FE teachers, tutors and manag…

Jul 08, 2021 / Featured Voices

Covid-19 has impacted our lives over the past one and a half years, even for those fortunate enough not to be furloughed or made redundant. For these privileged people, their private...

Simon Lebus, Chief Regulator, Ofqual

The value that Ofqual regulation can bri…

Jul 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

Simon Lebus spoke at the Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference about @Ofqual's role in vocational and technical qualification reform: Good morning, I am delighted to join you today at this Inside Government...

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Preventing Apprentice Drop Out: Let’s …

Jul 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

#NoLearnerLeftBehind - Welcome to the first @FENews #Livestream in conjunction with @CognAssist  We all know that learner dropout is a serious issue. Approx 35% of Apprentices drop out. The big question is, how...

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20 million lost training days risk holdi…

Jul 07, 2021 / Featured Voices

@LearnWorkUK and @NOCNGroup- 20 million lost training days risk holding recovery back as employers cut investment in skills   Action is needed to reverse falls in employer investment in training so that the...

Call to boost apprenticeships following …

Jul 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

Apprenticeship starts across England have fallen by more than 20% during the pandemic, prompting calls to promote the vital route to employment for jobseekers. The number of people beginning apprenticeships nationwide...

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Festival of Learning award winners showc…

Jul 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

The Festival of Learning (@festival_learn) award winners for 2021 have been announced by Learning and Work Institute (@LearnWorkUK)  The 12 winners, revealed at an online awards ceremony, include inspiring stories of adult...

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

What are the changes to Covid restrictio…

Jul 06, 2021 / Featured Voices

Further restrictions to be lifted from Step 4, including classroom and year group bubbles   Protective measures such as good hygiene and ventilation will remain in place next term, and testing to continue until the end...

The Schools Show with Daren White - @WeAreJoyFM #EveryoneInEducation

EdTech at any age

Jul 06, 2021 / Podcasts

The Schools Show with Daren White - @WeAreJoyFM #EveryoneInEducation  In this episode Daren talks to Graham Macaulay & Cheryl Shirley from LEO Academy Trust about TES Awards, Primary tech and more   #EveryoneInEducation -...

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