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UCU responds to Sir Michael Wilshaw's attack on further education colleges

2 March 2016

Responding to comments made by outgoing Ofsted chief, Sir Michael Wilshaw, during an Education Select Committee meeting today, UCU has described the attack as unhelpful and offensive to staff.

UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said 'Sir Michael's remarks about further education colleges are not only unhelpful, but offensive to the thousands of hard working staff at colleges up and down the country. For many people further education is a lifeline that enables them to reach their potential and to describe the sector as a mess does nothing to help those either working in or studying at further education colleges.'