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Atkins’ aides: Principals appointed to advise DfE

A crack team of seven top principals has been chosen by the FE commissioner to advise government officials on...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Commissioner concerned over ‘strain’ on leaders running two colleges

Concerns about the “strain” on a leadership team running two colleges simultaneously – one of which is deeply troubled...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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FE Commissioner intervention report exposes financial turmoil at Hull College Group

A new FE Commissioner intervention report has exposed the grave financial problems facing Hull College Group. Commissioner Richard Atkins’...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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DfE silent on FE commissioner intervention reports

A stop appears to have been put on publication of FE commissioner intervention reports, despite growing numbers of failing...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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FE Commissioner backs widening of area reviews

A post-16 review of sixth forms outside of the FE sector would be “very helpful”, the FE Commissioner has...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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FE commissioner to face questions on area reviews

Sir David Collins is to face a grilling from MPs on the progress of the area reviews of post-16...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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City of Liverpool College placed in administered status by ‘extremely concerned’ minister

Administered status has been imposed on City of Liverpool College by apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon, who is...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Four new FE Commissioner reports published by DfE

A college has been slammed for its “dysfunctional” leadership, in one of four new FE commissioner reports to have...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
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FE Commissioner issues college merger guide as he concedes ‘there’s not enough cash to keep going like this’

Further Education Commissioner Dr David Collins has issued a 38-page guide to college mergers as he acknowledged “there is clearly...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford