• College defends appointment of principal who jumped ship before financial failings exposed

    A principal who jumped ship before the financial failings of his former college were uncovered has the backing of the board at the college he moved onto. The confirmation came in a reply, seen by FE Week, to University and College Union officials at City College Plymouth in response to their letter demanding answers about

    17.41 Nov. 6th, 2018 | News

  • Consultation launched on mega-London college merger amid Grenfell opposition

    A public consultation has been launched on merger plans between two London Colleges, amid mounting opposition from Grenfell Tower fire campaigners who fear it will end adult education for poorer people in the area. The central London area review recommended that Kensington and Chelsea College merge with the City Literary Institute, a specialist designated institution,

    14.58 Sep. 4th, 2017 | News

  • Ofstedwatch: Contrasting fortunes for colleges

    This week saw a reverse of fortunes for two colleges – with Ofsted dragging one down from ‘outstanding’ but boosting another two grades from ‘inadequate’. Meanwhile, a good week for the independent sector saw Northern Care Training Limited made the leap from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’. Blackburn College lost its ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection in mid-March

    16.45 May. 5th, 2017 | News