• Area reviews mishandled early on, DfE research concludes

    The way the government handled the first wave of the area reviews has been slammed by new research on behalf of the Department for Education. Most of those who took part “considered their involvement in the first wave of the process as a challenge”, consultancy firm CFE found. Major obstacles included a “lack of lead

    12.00 Jan. 26th, 2018 | News

  • ‘New approach’ called for after principal quits

    The principal of Salford City College has reportedly quit after just two years at the helm, with a “new approach” now being called for following academic success but sweeping job cuts. John Spindler, who joined in April 2015, will leave his post at the end of this month. A college spokesperson told FE Week this

    12.35 Jun. 12th, 2017 | News

  • Struggling college has ‘agreed to release’ principal

    A college that recently switched merger partner following an Ofsted grade four has “agreed to release” its principal. The departure of Simon Andrews (pictured above) from Stockport College, after just two years at the helm, was announced today. Former Guildford College Group principal Dr Mike Potter CBE will start as transitional principal on Monday. Louise

    15.10 Mar. 17th, 2017 | News