Josie Whiteley looks back over her year as president of AMiE
I recently spent an uplifting morning visiting two MPs to talk about one of my favourite topics – further education.
Effective Education, the National Education Union’s project to raise the profile of further education, primary assessment reforms, and the teacher supply crisis.
Is there a recruitment and retention crisis in FE? The evidence - albeit anecdotal - is that there is. Earlier this year, AMiE director Mark Wright and I were asked by the Association of Colleges to deliver professional development workshops for FE college governors. I started each by asking: what are the most urgent issues that your college is dealing with at the moment? The answer was always the same - recruitment and retention and funding.