Pioneering merger points the way forward for FE (1 March)
- This article does not reflect reality. Courses are to be moved to single campuses without any regard to travel arrangements for students or staff. There is little or no consultation with staff but when it does take place, if it does not endorse the propaganda, it is swept under the carpet. There appears to be a race to the bottom with regard to quality and - along with the proposed reduced contact hours for students - the regionalisation and merger issue is a sham.
- Some of the comments of the board chair are a disgrace and inflammatory. The comments here and on the college EIS blog tell a rather different story, of a callous, insensitive management out of their depth.
- Intelligent readers will see through the glossy, vacuous management speak here. The gulf between those at the frontline and overpaid brand-managers shines through this revealing article.
TESS Interview: Andrew Sutherland (1 March)
- Great article - paradigm shift for the senior phase is long overdue. Still concerned that under CfE we still have the 5 Higher gold standard - why don't we value ALL of our young people and their educational achievements? And why isn't their parity of esteem for all qualifications studied?