Reimagining Leadership of Further Education: 15 Steps to Heaven - Report of the Leadership Working Group

Ian Pryce


The Leadership Working Group was tasked with reimagining how FE leaders can facilitate the prioritisation of teaching, learning and assessment (TLA). We explored what leaders would actually do if they were to put TLA ahead of all other demands on their time. Accepting that real change comes about incrementally, the group identified 15 specific actions which fell into three broad categories: developing new routines and working habits; structural changes at an organisational level; and investment that embeds teaching and learning as a priority. This article elaborates these 15 actions, concluding with a call for further education providers individually and collectively to lead government thinking on post-16 TLA.

Keywords: leadership, dissent, further education, principal, creative abrasion

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