Two more colleges to merge ahead of area reviews.

‘The merger will involve a joint institution of around 17,000 students and apprentices, and 800 staff.

A college spokesperson said the new board of governors will be made up of an equal number of governors from the two existing colleges, with a new, independent chair.

The governance structure of the merged college will take on a new name and the spokesperson told FE Week: “We are currently consulting on a new name which will need to be approved by the Secretary of State ahead of the merger on August 1.”

Current Tower Hamlets College chair, Professor Martin Earwicker, and Hackney Community College chair, Tom Mautner JP, said: “This merger, a partnership of equals, brings together two very strong organisations, which play vital roles in their local communities and the wider region.”’ – FE Week


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