Today the Association of Colleges (AoC) held their 2012 Governance Summit entitled “Strategic Governance for a dynamic FE sector” at Central Hall, Westminster, London.
John Bingham, Chair, AoC, welcomed those present, including an introduction to the live interactive technology being used throughout the event. Susan Pember OBE, Director, Further Education and Skills Investment and Performance, Department for Business Innovation and Skills addressed the delegates on the Government’s position regarding the FE sector. Other topics on the agenda include ‘Leading change in colleges: What the new freedoms might mean’ and ‘The new accountabilities of governing bodies’. There will be opportunity for delegates to have roundtable discussions and Lorna Fitzjohn, Divisional Manager, Learning and Skills Development and Strategy Directorate HMI, Ofsted, will give a view from Ofsted. John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning will address the delegates later in the day and the summit will conclude with a summary and overview of the day’s events and ‘next steps’.
An interesting day for the delegates.