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Hitting resits with the ‘bad change’ mallet won’t help

Policymakers in FE have a terrible habit of getting into an arm-flapping panic about real or perceived problems – just look at GCSE resits

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If you stay in FE long enough, you realise that things can get a bit reactive. Like when there’s a meltdown in nuclear power plant.

I don’t fear change. It’d be a bit of a problem if I did, given that since I started working in the sector, I’ve taught a dozen subjects and had so many titles that even I’m not 100 per cent what my current one is – I’m going for “lecturer”, because it’s fancy.

I’m not overtly against shaking things up once in a while. Adaptability is an important trait when you work in a college, as new challenges present themselves with manic regularity.

But having said that, ...

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