• The move towards professionalising governance

    More and more colleges are appointing directors of governance and are even paying their governors, as they look to professionalise these roles in the shadow of mergers and the insolvency regime. FE Week has taken closer look at how and why this practice has come about. The importance of governors has never been higher, with

    11.00 Jun. 21st, 2019 | Feature, News

  • 2019: The year ahead in FE and skills

    2019 is set to be a big year for the FE and skills sector. While it’s still not clear what impact the biggest event of the year – Brexit – will have (on anything!), we’ve taken a look ahead at some of the other key developments expected over the coming 12 months – including the

    11.02 Jan. 11th, 2019 | News

  • Bailout cash will still be available under new insolvency regime

    Colleges will still be able to access some bailout funding once the insolvency regime comes into effect next year – even though the government has previously said the tap will be switched off. This was revealed in a letter from Peter Mucklow, FE director at the Education and Skills Funding Agency, published on Wednesday, which

    11.00 Dec. 14th, 2018 | News

  • FE commissioner: check with me before appointing a principal

    The FE commissioner has urged college governors to check with him before appointing a principal as part of a crackdown on “serial offenders” ahead of the incoming college insolvency regime. Richard Atkins was speaking exclusively to FE Week in the same week he was reappointed to the role for another two years. “I would encourage

    11.00 Nov. 30th, 2018 | News

  • Minster launches consultation on college insolvency roll-out

    The skills minister is asking for views on how new college insolvency arrangements should be rolled out. An eight-week consultation seeks views from staff at general FE colleges, sixth-form colleges, local authorities, financial institutions and others from across FE, as well as insolvency practitioners. Launched by Anne Milton and the Department for Education, it opened

    18.11 Dec. 18th, 2017 | News