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Reports & 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 governing body awayday slides, February 2023

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Governance professonals induction, January 2023

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Staff governors conference, finance slides. December 2021

Climate change action for colleges as organisations, February 2021

Funding, finance and FE white paper updated for colleges, February 2021

Education and Local Government Pension Scheme, November 2020

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.

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.

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

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