• Introducing... Julie Mills

    From school drop-out to college chief executive, Julie Mills has not done things in a conventional way When Julie Mills was a 16-year-old in the early 1980s, she quit her sixth-form college and started working in a job centre where she dished out unemployment benefits. Now principal and chief executive of Milton Keynes College and

    6.00 Jul. 1st, 2019 | Profiles

  • Layoffs loom at RNN Group as DfE cuts off bailouts

    One of the biggest college groups in the country has said it has “no alternative” than to cut staff numbers as it battles to cut its deficit, knowing it will “no longer be ‘bailed out’ by the government”. The RNN Group, which has around 1,200 staff and nearly 15,000 students, has put 130 jobs at

    10.00 Jun. 21st, 2019 | News

  • College starved of cash shuts award winning training restaurant

    A college has been forced to shut the doors of its prestigious restaurant, blaming years of government cuts to further education funding. Lancashire-based Runshaw College announced today its award-winning Foxholes Restaurant in Leyland is to close after running for more than 30 years. The restaurant functioned as a training centre for future chefs and catering

    17.35 Jun. 13th, 2019 | News

  • Exclusive: First outstanding Ofsted rating for FE college in 14 months

    The first general FE to receive a grade one Ofsted rating in 14 months is Dudley College, FE Week can exclusively reveal. The report was full of glowing endorsements, including outstanding ratings for leadership and management, teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for learners, 16 to 19 study programmes, adult learning

    12.50 Jun. 13th, 2017 | News