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FErret finds plenty to chew on in a sojourn to Scotland

If you thought England’s upheaval of FE was eventful, it’s nothing compared with north of the border, where lecturers and colleges are openly at war

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With the country preoccupied by yesterday’s election and the FE sector quiet in anticipation of which government the nation has woken up to today, FErret took the opportunity to nip north of the border for a deep-fried Mars bar and a walk in a refreshing June shower.

The Scottish sector has, of course, seen reform not dissimilar to the one currently ongoing in England, with mergers creating much larger, regional colleges. With that also came a return to national bargaining after almost 20 years of pay and conditions agreed at local college level. You will know that national bargaining is not ...

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