It’s time to catch your breath and take a moment to reflect

Opportunities for reflection are rare in the breathless world of FE which is why we must use the end of term for careful thought and planning, writes Tom Starkey

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And breathe.

The end of the year is in. Final exams across vocational areas are being taken or have been taken; there’s some final brush-up work but most of the folders have been submitted; there have been some fond farewells (and also sighs of relief); and, for the first time in what seems the longest time, there actually is some time.

It doesn’t last long. The perpetual college cycle will gear-up again soon and the hugely busy enrolment period will have everyone sending everyone else to one of an infinite number of desks, but for now, it’s a period of relative quiet.

I see it as a well ...

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