In this week's TES Further: Esol, parity of esteem and Bottley's British values

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In this week's TES FE edition, read about the colleges that are seizing the initiative by drawing up plans to house institutes of technology within their institutions, rather than wait for official guidance.

Also in the magazine, Stephen Exley takes aim at David Cameron's "new" funding for Esol provision, while FErret (article free to subscribers) looks into the potential demise of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills – and reveals the real reason behind the government's decision to give colleges the chance to convert to academy status.

Sarah Simons concludes that it's time we gave up in the battle for parity of esteem between academic and vocational education, and instead calls on all educationalists to collaborate.

Our resident reverend, Kate Bottley, talks about the challenges of teaching "British values" – and uncovering some surprising views among students at her college.

Meanwhile, Ross Anderson argues that the FE and HE sectors “belong together”, Jenny Roden expains why she thinks the UK needs to adopt a national Esol policy – and Hannah Tyreman offers six rules to follow if you're thinking of moving jobs.

Read the full coverage in this week's TES magazine, available in all good newsagents. To download the digital FE edition, Android users can click here and iOS users can click here

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