Reports and Presentations

AoC staff make regular presentations at events and written reports which explain the key issues which face colleges and those involved in education. Here are some presentations recently given by Julian Gravatt

College policy update 23 & 29 June 2017

aoc london 29 june 2017 julian gravatt.ppt (PPT,3.04 MB)

aoc hampshire 23 june 2017 julian gravatt.ppt (PPT,2.91 MB)

Debt, pensions and insolvency 17 May 2017

aoc 16 may 2017 3.2 debt pensions insolvency julian gravatt.ppt (PPT,1.53 MB)

College policy and funding update 9 March 2017

aoc 9 mar 2017 policy and funding update julian gravatt.ppt (PPT,2.03 MB)

AoC on spring budget 8 March 2017

  aoc 8 mar 2017 spring budget.ppt (PPT,1.35 MB)

Presentation to AoC's governance summit on how governors should oversee finance March 2017

aoc 1 mar 2017 gov summit finances julian gravatt.ppt (PPT,1.59 MB)

Presentation to AoC's South West finance directors meeting February 2017

aoc feb 2017 fds julian gravatt.ppt (PPT,2.04 MB)

Presentation for AoC conference on long-term funding issues November 2016

aoc conf 17 nov 2016 8am funding forum.pptx (PPTX,1.12 MB)

Presentation for AoC conference on school sixth forms November 2016

aoc conf 15 nov 2016 new sixth form session.pptx (PPTX,387.83 KB)

Presentation on pensions for AoC webinar Noember 2016

aoc pensions webinar julian gravatt 3 November 2016.pptx (PPTX,1.26 MB)

Presentation at an AoC principals and chairs meveting 9 June 2016

Slides on political, funding and finance issues for colleges

aoc north west 9 june 2016 julian gravatt.pptx (PPTX,859.21 KB)

Presentations at AoC's college finance conference 17 and 18 May 2016

Slides on education and political issues for colleges

aoc finance may 2016 political and education issues for colleges (PPTX,610.74 KB)

Slides on area reviews

aoc finance may 2016 area reviews.pptx (PPTX,382.12 KB)

Slides on the apprenticeship levy and colleges

aoc finance may 2016 apprenticeships.pptx (PPTX,400.81 KB)

Presentation for AoC budget webinar 17 March 2016

Slides summarising issues for colleges from the March 2016 budget including latest funding information

aoc budget webinar 17 mar 2016 julian gravatt.pptx (PPTX,699.69 KB)

Report to Public Accounts Committee on college finance March 2016

AoC submission to PAC on college finances for their hearing on 16 March 2016 

Written submission PAC session on financial sustainability of FE colleges March 2016 final.doc (DOC,740 KB)

Presentation on policy, funding and area reviews used for AoC Yorkshire principals and chairs 3 March 2016

Slides summarising the latest news on government policy, college funding and area reviews

aoc yorkshire 3 mar 2016 julian gravatt.pptx (PPTX,1.77 MB)

Presentation on policy, funding and finance used for AoC North East and South West college finance directors in February 2016

Slides summarising latest news on college funding and finance

aoc south west fds 8 feb 2016 julian gravatt.pptx (PPTX,885.95 KB)

Presentation on policy and funding for colleges for AOSEC (South East) principals in January 2016

Slides summarising 2016-17 funding issues and priorities for colleges 12 January 2016 

AoC college funding and finance slides 12 January 2016 (PPTX,821.58 KB)

Presentation on 2015 spending review and college budgets

Updated slides summarising the spending review from a college perspective, used on 16 December 2015 

aoc colleges and spending review 16 dec 2015 julian gravatt.pptx (PPTX,1.87 MB)

Presentation on college pension issues for AoC 2015 conference 

aoc conf 19 nov 2015 bos 4.2 pensions.pptx (PPTX,1.16 MB)

Presentation to AoC regional finance directors meeting

A presentation for AoC's North West finance directors meeting on 15 October 2015

aoc north west 15 oct 2015 julian gravatt fds.pptx (PPTX,667.42 KB)

Presentation to AoC regional principals and chairs meeting

A presentation for AoC's North West principals and chairs meeting on 15 October 2015 (similar but shorter than the FDs presentation)

aoc north west 15 oct 2015 julian gravatt principals and chairs.pptx (PPTX,635.13 KB)

What We Know About DfE Policy

A presentation for AoC's June 2015 college finance conference on DfE policy.

AoC finance conference 2015 DFE policy (PPTX,505.42 KB)

Growth Opportunities in Further and Higher Educations? Loans, Fees and Courses

A presentation for AoC's June 2015 college finance conference on FE and HE loans.

AoC college finance conference 2015 HE and FE loans & fees (PPTX,1.44 MB)

The 2015 Spending Review

A presentation for AoC's June 2015 college finance conference which summarises the spending review issues.

The 2015 spending review and colleges - 10 June 2015 (PPTX,610.76 KB)

The College Funding System

A presentation which summarises the college funding system and some current issues.

College funding system presentation april 2015 (PPTX,1.39 MB)

2015 Governance Summit

Presentation on benchmarking by Julian Gravatt for 2015 governance summit 

AoC governance summit - Julian Gravatt on benchmarking (PPTX,1.36 MB)

2014 AoC Conference

Copies of funding presentations from AoC's 2014 Annual conference:

The Department for Education Budget After 2015

AoC's report on the DfE budget after 2015 documents the large gap between Treasury expectations about public spending and cost pressures in the education system including those created by a 10% growth in secondary school pupil numbers between 2015 and 2020, the 5% rise in teacher on-costs because of higher TPS and higher National Insurance contributions and the costs of maintaining programmes introduced in recent years (for example free meals). The report makes a conservative estimates that there will be a £4.6 billion shortfall in the DfE budget by 2018-19. We recommend action now to ensure that ministers in future do not make hasty and damaging cuts to funding for 16 to 18-year-olds.

AoC paper on post-2015 DFE budget May 2014 (PDF,616.97 KB)

College Finance and Funding

AoC published a report in May 2014 which summarises the funding and financial challenges facing colleges and which suggests some action for government and others to manage the impact of spending cuts.

AoC paper on College funding and finance May 2014 (PDF,621.77 KB)

What does skills policy look like now the money has run out 

A paper from Professor Ewart Keep at Oxford University, commissioned by AoC.

What does skills policy look like now the money has run out (PDF,3.35 MB)