Past fellows and projects

What fellowships have FETL previously awarded?

  • Fostering creative leadership in FE – Ruth Allen, the Cornwall College Group.
  • The impact of leadership on part-time teachers – Ann Creed, Workers’ Educational Association.
  • Attitudes to leadership of diversification and risk in sixth-form colleges – Alex Day, Peter Symonds College.
  • Leadership challenges of third-sector providers – Tim Ward, The Learning Curve.

You can read more about these research projects and the fellows below.

Past Fellows:

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Past projects:

Leverage leadership: A new paradigm for further education?

This research project explores whether the remarkable outcomes achieved by ideology of leverage leadership can be applied to the UK further education sector which is driven by student outcomes and performance indicators. In order to achieve this, the research will first critically examine the conceptual and operational notions of leverage leadership prior to looking at its application for the UK... Read more

What would FE look like if adults who don’t currently engage with lifelong learning had a voice to shape the sector?

The research is designed to look beyond the current challenges FE faces in order to define its unique purpose to the widest possible audience, with the aspiration of increasing adult learner participation over time. In challenging times, creativity is key when working towards new ways of doing things, therefore the research project will use a systems thinking approach to balance contextual... Read more

Leadership challenges of third sector providers

The research will identified the particular challenges faced by third-sector leaders in learning and skills, including the difficulty small providers face in meeting the demands of a highly regulated sector. This will enable third-sector leaders to better understand and describe the challenge of leadership in this part of the sector and identify how best to target support for leaders in the... Read more

Attitudes to leadership of diversification & risk in sixth form colleges

The research identified the barriers to risk-taking and the interventions that might support planning and risk calculation when considering diversification.

The impact of leadership on part-time teachers

The research focussed on how different leadership styles and behaviours affect the attitudes and wellbeing of part-time teachers in outreach locations – and what impact this has on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

Fostering creative leadership in FE

The research focussed on leadership strategies which ‘foster a creative culture in further education’, a critical issue in a sector in which pressures of policy turbulence and accountability make the creation of collaborative, imaginative workplaces particularly challenging.