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Sector news, 18 June - 2 July 2016

Clean sweep of notices of concern for Telford College of Arts and Technology FE Week, 1 July 2016

A college that recently tumbled from good to inadequate has become the first to have a clean sweep of notices of concern since the Skills Funding Agency went public with its intervention process. An ‘inspection notice’ has been handed out to Telford College of Arts and Technology, following its grade four Oftsed report published on June 14. This means it now has notices of concern in all four intervention areas, with each of them issued within the last eight months. The others are financial health, financial control and failures over minimum standards. The college vice principal David Rose said the college had reshaped its management team and was “continuing to make good progress” with its financial recovery. In April the college announced plans to merge with nearby New College Telford. Both are part of the Marches and Worcestershire area review.