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Have I become an education hypocrite? Yes and no

I’d be ecstatic if my son decided to pursue an FE pathway – but the dearth of information about T levels is troubling, says Sarah Simons

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There are two types people who champion the FE sector: those who wholeheartedly believe that vocational education carries equal weight to academic pathways at the age of 16; and those who believe exactly the same thing, except when it comes to their own children.

If you don’t mean what you say, then what you say is nothing more than self-promotional bullshit. Integrity is everything and if your word can’t be taken seriously, then really, what have you got?

My son is in Year 9. He’s doing well at school and, most importantly, he’s really happy. He’s chosen his GCSE subjects and is enjoying ...

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