Sarah Simons

Summer holidays? Leave long and prosper

FE’s generous holidays are well-deserved – but it’s important to remember just how lucky you are

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I’m in a strange position. I work one day a week as a sessional lecturer, and for the rest of the time I write for TES, organise UKFEchat projects and welcome a variety of other speaking and writing engagements. It’s a great privilege to learn about FE from some wonderful people in a range of different contexts and to share my new knowledge in different formats.

Working from home is brilliant. When my son is at school, I sit down in front of my computer at 8am and finish at 4pm, usually returning to my desk late at night and picking up the slack over the weekends. They are long hours but I get ...

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