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‘Our insanity is our inability to learn from our past’

Glasgow Clyde’s bruising breakdown of governance highlights an issue Scotland has yet to get a grip of

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We ask much from those who aspire to govern our colleges: excellent strategy in an ever-changing financial and political environment; responsibility for vast sums of public funding, which are never sufficient to deliver the goals of the aspirational strategist; and, finally, guaranteeing excellent employee conditions over which they will have limited control – and all while ensuring an exceptional experience is provided to students.

Over the past 31 years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the very best chairs and principals in the sector – people who truly understood public service and ...

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