Chief Executive

David Hughes became Chief Executive in September 2016. He is responsible for the overall management of the organisation and regularly meets with politicians, stakeholders and partners to represent colleges.

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  • Chief Executive Letter 27/03/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Ofqual announcements on summer exams and qualifications, Education Secretary writes to college leaders to thank them, Shining a light on the best of colleges during coronavirus, AoC online event: Home Learning – next steps post Easter and Leadership Exchange

    27 Mar 2020

  • Chief Executive Letter 20/03/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; COVID-19, Maintaining education provision - DfE guidance, Forthcoming announcements on employment and finance, College funding and finance, Implication of the cancellation of the 2020 exams, New resource hub for colleges dealing with the impact of coronavirus, David Hughes and Kirsti Lord 2pm webinar, International students and college closures, FE Week’s webinar and Tes.

    20 Mar 2020

  • Chief Executive Letter 13/03/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; Coronavirus, the Spring Budget, Taking Teaching Further, AoC Careers Survey, College Collaboration Fund: Briefing and workshop, AoC English and maths survey report and the Sustainability and education survey.

    13 Mar 2020

  • Chief Executive Letter 06/03/2020

    This week's letter from Kirsti includes; Coronavirus, Budget, Ofsted complaints process, Office for students, College international activity, Free access to the Financial Times, Sub-contracting, World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics 2020 Congress, Making a Success of the National Skills Fund, College Collaboration Fund, College of the Future and AoC Governors’ Summit.

    06 Mar 2020

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