Calls for FE teachers to do ‘work experience’

A group advising Labour is calling for a tougher line on teaching standards in further education colleges. Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary, emphasised the need to integrate colleges with the “world of work, business and industry”.

He backed calls for further education teachers to carry out their own form of work experience each year, “gaining first-hand experience in the workplace so teaching can be better aligned to business needs”.

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