Tes FE Podcast: Stepping backward to go forward

East Coast College assistant principal Nikki Lane and Tes columnist Sarah Simons discuss student progression

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Nikki Lane from East Coast College and Tes columnist Sarah Simons debate why, in further education, going sideways or even dropping a level is not a sign of failure. 

They discuss why students need to be allowed to "change their mind" and revise their options without this being viewed as a step back, both by themselves and their parents/carers.

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