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Dr David Collins tackles FE leadership issues

FE News talks to Dr David Collins at the Association of Colleges conference.

He explains how clarking should be seen as a much more important role than it currently is, stating outlining how it is the glue between management, the board and the outside world.

According to Dr Collins, a lot of the college principals he has seen have been very specialist and have not had curriculum leadership skills alongside their financial skills. He believes there needs to be a balance of personnel in management in order to succeed and suggests mentorship programmes for new principals to find the skills gaps.

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