Going in for the skill at the Conservative conference

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If FE is the poorly funded, unappreciated middle child of the Department for Education, you wouldn’t have guessed it by the love and attention it was given at the Conservative Party Conference this week.

In particular, Damian Hinds was playing the role of the doting father, saying that the government was determined to treat technical education as being of equal importance as academic education. (Though, obviously, this is not reflected in the government’s attitudes to college teachers’ pay packets; parity of esteem apparently only goes so far.)

And if you missed all the FE love flying around ...

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