• Should a college principal have multiple jobs?

    Dr Sue Pember, director of policy and external relations at Holex, answers your questions on college governance, backed by her experience as principal of Canterbury College and in senior civil service posts in education and skills. Question One: Exceptions to exceptional support I keep hearing about failing colleges that merged in the area reviews and

    5.00 Apr. 24th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Will college governors have to justify high executive salaries?

    Dr Sue Pember, director of policy and external relations at Holex, answers your questions on college governance, backed by her experience as principal of Canterbury College and in senior civil service posts in education and skills Question One: Executive pay Academy governors and trustees have received a letter from the DfE asking them to justify

    5.00 Dec. 19th, 2017 | Opinion

  • How can college governors impact government policy?

    Dr Sue, director of policy and external relations at Holex, answers your questions on college governance, backed by her experience as principal of Canterbury College and in senior civil service posts in education and skills. Question One: Devolution What can governors do to reassure staff about their jobs as we move to funding devolution? Answer: Although

    10.00 Nov. 23rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • Is it wrong to make GCSE grade 4 our college entry requirement?

    Dr Sue, director of policy and external relations at Holex, answers your questions on college governance, backed by her experience as principal of Canterbury College and in senior civil service posts in education and skills. Question One: GCSE grade 5 You have previously urged colleges to set the new GCSE grade 5 as their entry

    5.00 Oct. 16th, 2017 | Opinion

  • College governors brand SFA's new apprenticeship contracts 'ludicrous'

    College governors have branded the SFA’s new apprenticeship contractual arrangements “ludicrous” during a heated discussion at the AoC’s Governance Summit. There is due to be a shift from contracts between the SFA and colleges to legal agreements between colleges and employers – which will amount to “a commercial relationship” with employers – according to Keith

    11.00 Mar. 3rd, 2017 | News