Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) : Evaluation of Funded Programmes icon

Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) : Evaluation of Funded Programmes

FETL is an independent think tank seeking to shape the way leadership in further education and skills is thought about and conceptualised. Through funding fellowships, grants and a University Chair in FE and Skills, as well as hosting events, FETL aims to encourage the creation and sharing of new in the FE and skills sector. CFE has been commissioned by FETL to evaluate the impact of its first two years of activity. Having established an evaluation framework with FETL’s board, CFE’s method identifies the potential and actual self-reported impacts of FETL’s activities and the new thinking it generates. Information for the evaluation is being collected via consultations with FETL staff and trustees, successful and unsuccessful funding applicants, and key figures within the FE and skills sector, as well as reviews of FETL’s data and documentation.

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Key project contact

John Higton

John joined CFE in October 2014 and became a Research Director two years later. CFE’s research and evaluation studies concerning the economy and further education fall under John’s leadership, alongside CFE’s wider educational offer. John strongly contributes to teaching policies including evaluation financial incentive schemes targeting teacher recruitment and retention, and professional development activity across all educational phases. Higher education policy areas such as open access to research and impact analyses of nationally important data collections are also areas of research interest. John leads many of CFE’s market-sizing studies, research with employers and many of CFE’s behavioural insight projects.

Contact: john.higton@cfe.org.uk