Kate Parker

10 questions with… David Hughes

The AoC chief executive recalls his favourite teacher and explains why his mum was the biggest influence on this thinking around education

10 questions with… David Hughes

David Hughes is the chief executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC). It’s a role that has historically required frequent shouting of “and what about colleges?” when announcements about schools and universities are made by the government.

Finally, it seems that the message has got through. Earlier this month, the Queen’s Speech included an announcement that there will be a post-16 education and skills bill, signalling a sea change for the further education sector.

Undoubtedly, Hughes has been a prominent figure leading that charge for change. Tes got to know a little bit more about ...

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