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April 28, 2017  

This week the Tes FE News team discuss the thorny issue of principals' salaries. Government figures reveal that in 2015-16 almost 60 per cent of colleges increased spending on principals' and CEOs' salaries, while their staff experienced a national pay freeze. The team also talk about the bromance between apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon and his opposite number, Gordon Marsden, and explain to listeners what an apprenticeship really is.

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March 24, 2015  

Stonewall is a charity which works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people. In this episode of the TES FE Podcast, Sarah Simons talks to Hannah Kibridge of Stonewall about how to combat homophobic language and celebrate diversity in colleges.

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March 24, 2015  

In this Christmas episode of the TES FE Podcast Sarah Simons chats with Reverend Kate Bottley. As well as being an Anglican priest, mum, wife and star of Channel 4’s Gogglebox, Reverend Kate is the chaplain of an FE college. Here she discusses support for students, vulnerability & giving out gorillas.

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March 24, 2015  

In this Ofsted special of the TES FE Podcast, our very own Sarah Simons is in conversation with Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s Director of FE & Skills, asking questions sent in by education professionals from all around the UK.

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March 24, 2015  

In this episode, Sarah Simons learns about the FE and skills system in Brazil from the Association of Colleges' International Manager, Ayesha Williams. Sarah also talks to two FE leaders who have embarked on an international shadowing project, Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal of Kingston and Carshalton College and his counterpart, Patterson Patricio de Souza, a Professor and Director from a large college in the state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil.

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March 24, 2015  

In this episode of The TES FE Podcast our very own Sarah Simons is joined by Tony Payne of Canterbury College, just as he came off stage at the AoC Conference after collecting the College’s Beacon Award. Sarah’s second guest is President of the National Union of Students, Toni Pearce who discusses the value of learner voice in helping colleges become relevant and responsive to local communities.

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March 24, 2015  

This episode of the TES FE Podcast was recorded at the Association of Colleges’ Conference, where Sarah Simons spoke to Richard Atkins, President of the AoC and Principal of Exeter College about the organisation’s manifesto, plus new ideas for careers hubs and transport.

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March 24, 2015  

In this episode of the TES FE Podcast, Sarah Simons chats with teacher, consultant and prolific education author Phil Beadle about the routines, structures and strategies involved in writing a book. Phil has advice on everything from writing with the assistance of Shiraz to creating a market for your work.

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March 24, 2015  

In this episode of the TES FE Podcast, our host Sarah Simons discusses, branding, visibility and the future of the FE with Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, executive director of the 157 Group of FE colleges, who was one of the first marketing professionals in the sector.

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March 24, 2015  

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) is a new charity and independent think tank, committed to the development of leadership in this "under-conceptualised, under-researched, under-theorised and under-understood sector". In this week’s TES FE Podcast FETL’s chief executive Mark Ravenhall explains to our very own Sarah Simons why the Trust is an important advancement for FE and what it hopes to achieve.

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