Leaders must keep fighting, says outgoing AMiE president Josie Whiteley

Josie Whiteley looks back over her year as president of AMiE

EfFEctive Education

I recently spent an uplifting morning visiting two MPs to talk about one of my favourite topics – further education.
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ELM February 2018

Featuring Workload War, MPs visits to FE colleges, and how to support staff with stress
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ELM December 2017

Effective Education, the National Education Union’s project to raise the profile of further education, primary assessment reforms, and the teacher supply crisis.

Recruiting in FE: are we in trouble?

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.