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Quality improvement with rigour and responsiveness in skills: FE Commissioner letter

Update on how we are implementing improvements in skills for better quality further education

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

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Rigour and Responsiveness in Skills report describes a strengthened approach to intervening in poor performing further education providers.

In this open letter the FE Commissioner, Dr David Collins CBE, shares his thoughts on quality improvement. He considers why quality is so much better in some colleges than in others, and examines the underlying characteristics of successful leadership and management teams.

See previous letters to chairs of further education and sixth form colleges from the FE Commissioner and ministers.

Published 20 October 2014