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 49/18

    This week's letter from David includes; Education Secretary, Anne Milton questions and answers, Pay Recommendation 2018/19, T Level action plan, Ofsted’s HM Chief Inspector’s Annual Report, The Brexit vote, Brexit - tuition fees and EU citizens’ rights, Higher education minister, Post-18 review, College Senior Pay Survey, The apprenticeship budget, Mental Health Support Expert Reference Group (deadline TODAY - 7 December 2018), House of Lords committee on the rural economy, AoC Sport have launched the British Active Students survey, AoC Special Interest Groups (SIGs), AoC Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference – 11 December, London, AoC Winter Finance Conference 2019 #AoCWinterFinance, FREE - DfE T Level Awareness Raising Event 2019, Managing Your Transition into Management, Senior Leadership Management Development, Spring 2019

    07 Dec 2018

  • Chief Executive Letter 48/18

    This week's letter from David includes: Anne Milton Q&A, National politics, T Level funding consultation, Pay Claim update, OfS annual assurance statement, UCAS report on unconditional offers, AoC 2018 International Survey, Campaigns and Influencing Advisory Group, The Strategic Leadership Programme for Principals and CEOs, The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes scheme, AoC English and maths survey, The ETF Governance Development Programme and Inspiring Your Commercial Culture in FE Workshop.

    30 Nov 2018

  • Chief Executive Letter 47/18

    This week's letter from David includes: Q&A with Anne Milton, Conference speeches and announcements, Governors’ council update, AoC’s Student of the Year 2018, ITN premiere, AoC’s Beacon Award 2018/2019 - finalists announced, Conference follow-up, Where's Your Head At? and Workshop - The Role of the DPO in FE.

    23 Nov 2018

  • Chief Executive Letter 46/18

    This week's letter from David includes Brexit, Getting facts straight on funding, This week in parliament, AoC Pay Intentions Survey 2018/19, APPG for Further Education & Lifelong Learning and Beyond the Blind Spots – Attracting Talent and Accelerating Equality for the Future of FE.

    16 Nov 2018

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