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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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It that time of year when practitioners walk into their classrooms, workshops, studios or salons and look out across a sea of new faces. What are the best strategies to help set the right tone, to get to know the learners and to set some positive routines in action?

 

In this episode of the TES FE Podcast, Sarah Simons discusses structure, seating plans and smiling with Paul Dix, one of the UK’s most sought after experts in behaviour management.

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In this episode of the TES FE Podcast Sarah Simons is in conversation with Bob Harrison. Bob is a former FE college principal and current Vice Chair of Governors at The Northern College. He is an advocate for the use of digital technologies in teaching and learning and speaks on this topic internationally. One of his most recent roles is as a member of the FELTAG group, the Further Education Learning Technologies Action Group, which he discusses in this episode.

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March 24, 2015  

This episode the TES' very own Sarah Simons chats to teacher, author and education researcher Dr Matt O’Leary.

Matt is one of the co-founders of CRADLE, the Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education at the University of Wolverhampton. Matt’s recent research focuses on the relationship between education policy and the practice of teachers working in the post-compulsory sector.

Here he tells Sarah how policy on classroom observation is changing and the potential sector-wide implications.

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