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 16/10/20

    This week's letter from David includes; Coronavirus, SMEs, skills and colleges survey findings released, GCSE resit exams - letter to Nick Gibb, Autumn enrolment and Covid survey, Westminster Hall Debate, White Paper working group - 16 November, Traineeships Procurement (19 - 24 national AEB) is live, Diversity in Leadership: Further Education Diversity Charter (commissioned by ETF), FE Summit is open for bookings - 17-18 November, Colleges Live - 18 November, Hand, Head and Heart: an AoC debate - 22 October, The FE Climate Action Roadmap: Practical help for implementation for Student Governors - 21 October.

    16 Oct 2020

  • Chief Executive Letter 09/10/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; Coronavirus, AoC Letter to Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships & Skills, Early Day Motion, Callout for principals to be spokespeople for national survey findings, Tes FE Awards, Black History Month in Parliament, Institutes of Technology Wave 2, Capital funding from DfE, Public sector decarbonisation scheme, Careers Guidance in the covid era, AoC’s FE Summit and more.

    09 Oct 2020

  • Chief Executive Letter 02/10/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; Lifetime skills guarantee, National Skills Fund and FE white paper, Coronavirus, Brexit and Party Conferences, Autumn and summer exams, Recruitment of Chair of the AoC Board, Invite your MP to your college during Colleges Week 2020, Joint Union Pay Claim 2020/21 - FE colleges, Share The Love Our Colleges competition, New coronavirus forecasting app for colleges, Indoor college sport exempt from rule of six, Free CPD programme for English and maths practitioners, T Level Professional Development, Grants for FE Ed tech mentors and coaches, Can our Teaching Recruitment Team help you with hard to fill roles?, AoC Annual Conference and AoC / SDN Apprenticeships now and in the 2020s.

    02 Oct 2020

  • Chief Executive Letter 25/09/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; Updated Government Guidance, Updated public health information and actions for colleges, Winter Economic Plan announced by the Chancellor, AoC’s Spending Review submission, Educate against Hate, Industry placements and Capacity Development Fund targets, Demand for GCSE English and maths November entries, Vocational and technical assessment summer 2021 and more.

    25 Sep 2020

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