Case Studies

FE Leader of the Year – TES FE Award winner 2019

Paul Phillips, Weston College In his 18 years at the helm of Weston College, Paul Phillips has directed a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes. The judges commended Phillips for the proven impact of his leadership which has been sustained over time. Turnover at the college has increased from £9 million when he joined in 2001 […]

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Teacher of the year – TES FE Award winner 2019

Samantha Jones, Bedford College This category recognises tutors who have made “a major contribution to educational life”. Samantha Jones has not only made a contribution to her students but also to the FE sector as a whole through her FE Research Meet initiative. Jones is a part-time advanced practitioner in Bedford College’s Teacher Education and […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Majd Khador

Majd Khador is studying the first year of a Level 7 PGCE course at Derby College, which is helping propel him to his desired career as an engineering teacher. Aged 34, he is new to teaching but has worked in industry. What did you do before the programme? Before being part of the SET for […]

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SET for Teaching Success: Joe Hammond

After successfully completing a Post Compulsory Certificate in Education and Training at Nottingham Trent University through a SET for Teaching Success programme, Joe is enjoying a rewarding teaching career at Lincoln College. He teaches a study programme and apprenticeships to Level 2 and 3 students. What did you do before the programme? Prior to the […]

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My QTLS experience: Angela Morris

SET member Angela Morris is a lecturer and tutor in history and social policy and has been teaching since 1995. Angela explains how Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) has enhanced her confidence as a teacher and encouraged greater discussion about teaching strategies within her organisation. My current role is to deliver a history and sociology courses […]

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My QTLS experience: Gillian Bagshaw

Gillian Bagshaw is a talent coach and tutor, previously spending 15 years in a Learning and Development role at Natwest. After recently being awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS), Gillian is due to start a new role of Curriculum Manager at Knowledgepool. What was your motivation for undertaking QTLS? After completing DTLLS, I wanted to continue my […]

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Talent to Teach in FE: EKC Group and Fida Hussain

The EKC Group is a major educational institution serving communities across the East Kent area. It has colleges in Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey. The Teacher Academy recruits and develops teaching staff from industry, especially in hard-to-fill curriculum areas. Simon Bigrigg (above, left) is Head of the Academy. Fida Hussain (above, right) is a […]

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Governance: Everton Burke, Burton and South Derbyshire College

Everton Burke is Chair of Governors at Burton and South Derbyshire College, a general FE college with the equivalent of  approximately 5,000 full-time students. He worked in FE for more than 25 years, beginning as a lecturer and working his way up to Vice Principal of City College Birmingham. What are your hobbies? I like […]

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Governance: Paul Butler, Waltham Forest College

Paul Butler is Chair of Governors at Waltham Forest College. In February 2018 Ofsted judged the College to be ‘Good’ in all that it does, describing it as an ‘inclusive college’. Paul shares his extensive experience of FE governance, talking about the challenges he has faced and how he has overcome them, the role of a […]

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Talent to Teach in FE: The College of Haringey, Enfield And North East London

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), as part of the Capital City College Group (CCCG), attracts over 12,000 students of all ages from local London boroughs as well as further afield. The College was ranked number one in England for student satisfaction in the 2016/17 ESFA survey of FE providers and […]

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Further Forces: Lloyd Bailey

Lloyd is a Physics Lecturer at Derby College. His Army career saw him serve in the Royal Engineers for 23 years. What was your role in the Services? I served in the Royal Engineers as a training instructor and senior training instructor for 23 years. This involved developing high-quality training materials and providing ongoing advice, […]

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Talent to Teach in FE: Abigail Osei Owusu

Abigail graduated from the University of West London with a First Class degree in Forensic Science (Crime Scene Investigation). While completing her degree she came across the opportunity to take part in the Pathways to FE teacher training programme (now called Talent to Teach in FE) with CONEL and wanted to be a part of […]

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Talent to Teach in FE: Lauren Austin

Lauren Austin is a graduate in dance from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and a participant on the Pathways to Further Education Teaching (now called Talent to Teach in FE) programme. Why did you decide to get involved in the Pathways programme? I was in the final stage of my third year at UCLAN […]

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Further Forces: Ben Smith

Which area of Public Services do you teach in? I teach BTEC National Uniformed Public Services and Military Preparation Level 3. What age group and courses do you teach? All the students are 16+, but in a typical class the ages range from 16–18 years of age. An example of the types of units I […]

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Further Forces: Hannah Payne

Hannah is currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College. What was your role in the armed services? I served as a Combat Medical Technician in the Army. During this time I developed the skills necessary to administer emergency first aid on the battlefield and also completed my Advanced Ambulance Practitioner course. […]

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