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 11/06/2021

    This week's letter from David includes; “Let them learn”: FE support for the unemployed, AoC Learning Week, 5-9 July 2021, The Skills & Post-16 and Education Bill, Roadmap, Osted review into sexual abuse in schools and colleges, Participate in DfE research on digital curriculum resources, New guide from IfATE’s Quality Alliance, Fair Education Alliance letter, MiDES R10 ILR Upload, Racing to net zero, Forthcoming skills-related webinars and Events.

    11 Jun 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 04/06/2021

    This week's letter from Kirsti Lord includes; Westminster update, Upcoming report on unemployment, Survey to review the funding rates for high cost and high value provision, IHRA definition and colleges, Black and ethnic minority staff progression research project, October half-term Colleges Week, The Advanced Maths Support Programme, Supporting smaller employers to use the apprenticeship service and Upcoming Events.

    04 Jun 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 28/05/2021

    This week's letter from David includes; FE Bill Update, Capital funding, Select committee appearances, Unemployment report - case studies needed, Industry placement employer incentive payment, AoC Awards, Festival of School and College Arts, Black Further Education Leadership Group, Queer Student Awards - Final chance for colleges to nominate, Black and ethnic minority staff progression research project, Showcasing excellent transitional support through the AoC Beacon Award winner, Opportunity to participate in DfE ‘discovery’ on digital curriculum resources, Principal Q&A today at 2pm, Upcoming Events.

    28 May 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 21/05/2021

    This week's letter from David includes; Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, Also in Westminster, Roadmap, Capital bids, High Needs Provision Capital Allocations, Climate in education letter, VTQ assessment summer 2021 centre guidance and assessment 2021 guidance for students, Violence against women, cultures of respect and consent, sex and relationships education, Women’s health call for evidence, Student engagement case studies, Student Commission on Racial Justice, Serious Violence Duty, Post Qualification Admissions consultation response, Community Learning Funding Research and Upcoming Events.

    21 May 2021

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