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 03/12/2021

    This weeks letter from David includes Covid-19 update, Funding announcements, The Skills Bill - committee stage in the Commons, New Shadow Education Secretary, UK Skills Sector Export Survey, AoC Annual Conference Digital Package still available, Teaching Recruitment support, Ofqual guide to awarding 2021/22, The Guardian FE Project - case studies needed, Youth Employment UK Youth Voice Forum seeking members, ESFA’s independent customer experience team feedback, National Skills Fund Adult Level 3 - urgent case studies required and upcoming events.

    03 Dec 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 26/11/2021

    This weeks letter from David includes update on asymptomatic testing in January, Skills Bill update, House of Lords Youth Unemployment committee report, Low income students, Level 3 entitlement and National Skills Fund, Access and Participation plans, Teacher Wellbeing index, AoC Annual Conference - digital package and upcoming events.

    26 Nov 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 19/11/2021

    This weeks letter from David includes Changes to T Level policy and the post-16 qualifications review timetable, Ofsted inspections, 2022-3 funding, Second reading of the Skills Bill, Response from the Skills Minister to the Green College Commitment, Education wellbeing charter announcement, Interim governance guidance and draft external governance guide, The current status of equality, diversity and inclusion in the further education sector - report launched, AoC Annual Conference - digital package now available, AoC attendance survey, WFCP Global Statement launched, Paid Train the Trainer opportunities and free course content, WorldSkills UK urges employers to celebrate EDI achievements,

    19 Nov 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 12/11/2021

    This week's letter from David includes Skills Bill update, Ofqual decisions on contingency arrangements for Summer 2022 exams, Principal Q&A today at 2pm, Funding for 2022-3, 16-18 capacity fund, Ministerial Open Letter on the SEND Review, Office for Students, Research into image-sharing by students, Opportunities for students to engage in the climate crisis, WFCP Global Statement launched, Inequalities post-COVID report launch and drinks reception and Upcoming Events.

    12 Nov 2021

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