Implementing rigour and responsiveness in skills: FE Commissioner letter

Open letter from the Further Education Commissioner on his first 6 months in the role.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Letter from the FE Commissioner to all chairs and principals of corporations - 24 February 2014

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The role of Further Education (FE) Commissioner was established in the Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills report to act quickly to deal with failing colleges. In this open letter the first FE Commissioner, Dr David Collins CBE, reports on his first 6 months in the role.

See also the first 2 letters to FE and sixth form colleges:

Published 24 February 2014