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July 8, 2019  

Jonathan Prest, principal of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, Hampshire talks to Tes columnist Sarah Simons about the crisis that some sixth form colleges are facing in the wake of the government's post-16 agenda.

July 5, 2019  

In this episode, Sarah Simons attends the Festival of Learning Awards at the Royal Society of Arts in London and meets Diana Omokore winner of the outstanding individual learner award, Emma Searle, winner of the learning for work award and Dr Peter Shukie, winner of the social impact award. 

June 20, 2019  

Andrew Scott, professor of economics at London Business School and co-author of the critically acclaimed book The 100-Year Life: living and working in an age of longevity, joins Tes columnist Sarah Simons to discuss the changing shape of work and what that means for education. 

May 23, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss the plastic waste produced by Sats and what we can do about it. The team also talk about three year GCSEs - do they help pupils learn a subject in-depth, or are schools just narrowing the curriculum and trying to hothouse young people for their exams?

We also discuss the death of the much loved children's writer, Judith Kerr. Tes reporter Adi Bloom reminisces about the time she met and profiled the author of The Tiger Who Came Home For Tea.

Tune in and enjoy.

May 21, 2019  

Staff in FE are the long-suffering victims of falling pay and job insecurity - and this is largely down to a loss of status, argues chief executive of Bedford College, Ian Pryce. In this episode he share his views with Tes columnist Sarah Simons on the value of college teaching staff.

May 17, 2019  

Join the Tes team as we discuss how this year's Sats week went.

We also talk about how funding cuts have meant an increasing number of schools are losing their sixth forms.

Tune in and enjoy!

May 14, 2019  

Join the Tes team for a special podcast as we discuss the final version of Ofsted's new inspection framework. 

We talk about whether the framework has changed following Ofsted's consultation, whether it's deliverable, and what its impact might be.

Tune in and enjoy.

May 10, 2019  

In this week's episode Bill Lucas, Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester, joins Sarah Simons to discuss the variations in language used to describe what we are and what we do in the FE sector - and why the word 'vocational' should never have fallen out of favour.

May 1, 2019  

In this episode, psychologist Michele Gelfand explains why classroom culture matters and argues that teachers should be striving to find a balance between 'tight' and 'loose' cultures in their teaching. 

April 30, 2019  

What can we do to tackle the underachievement of boys? Jamie Thom talks to English teachers Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts, authors of the new book Boys Don’t Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools. 

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