Informing the future
The first year of FETL Fellowships
The Further Education Trust for Leadership’s Fellowships offer FE and Skills practitioners an opportunity to pursue a research interest that benefits further education in the UK. The Fellowships take up to six months, during which time the Fellows are supported by FETL trustees and a prestigious higher education research institution to develop work that will support change in the sector. The first year of the Fellowship programme is coming to a close, with a new round due to open soon. Here, we introduce the founding Fellows and their work and share what they have achieved.
Their work will add to the growing body of knowledge in the sector, introducing important new thinking about managing risk, leading creatively, supporting part-time teachers and the challenges facing the leaders of third-sector learning providers. FETL believes that it is only by making itself better understood and taking ownership of the leadership of thinking about FE and Skills that the sector can secure its future. To do that, we need to create time for the leaders of our institutions to reflect and be creative. That is what FETL and its Fellowship programme are all about.