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Farewell, FE ... you’ve given me so much joy

As he departs teaching in FE, Tom Starkey bids a fond farewell to college life

So, I’m saying goodbye to teaching in FE. It’s bittersweet.

At a time when I truly thought that I was done with the whole teaching malarkey, FE provided somewhere that helped me regain my confidence – it was a place in education where I felt that I was doing some real good.

For over a decade, I found a home in FE, an environment where I could fit in and enjoy teaching again.

Most of that enjoyment has been derived from the people that I’ve taught. The vast variety of ages, backgrounds and experience has meant that there’s rarely been a dull moment. I have had preconceptions challenged, been ...

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