Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson to address FE Summit

06 Nov 2020

Today, the Education Secretary Rt Hon Gavin Williamson has been added to the line-up for the Association of Colleges’ FE Summit taking place between 17 – 18 November. 

The Secretary of State will give a pre-recorded keynote speech and joins a line-up including Dr Leroy Logan MBE, Former Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police and Shadow Education Secretary, Kate Green talking to delegates from across the country about the important issues facing further education and colleges within unprecedented times.

FE Summit 2020 is an interactive two-day online summit featuring some of the biggest names in further education, business, government and beyond. Sessions will be focused on supporting colleges through COVID-19 related challenges, provide valuable insight into the changing policy landscape, and offer fresh ideas for curriculum design and business planning. It will provide space to learn and share knowledge, ideas and best practice through interactive sessions and social media.

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson has been a Conservative member of Parliament for South Staffordshire since 2010. He has been Chief Whip and Secretary of State for Defence before taking up his role as Education Secretary in July 2019. 

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges said:

"This year’s summit will be a great chance to come together after an unforgiving year. Straight off the back of the hugely successful third Colleges Week, part of the #LoveOurColleges campaign and a renewed focus on skills and vocational and technical education, we have a lot to discuss. The Secretary of State has shown his commitment to further education and that colleges will be central to the economic rebuild, we look forward to hearing from him before the Comprehensive Spending Review and imminent FE White Paper.” 

You can find out more about the FE Summit, access the full programme and register for a place here.

AoC’s Annual Conference is rescheduled for 8-9 February 2021.