Key Nolan recommendations for FE and HE

November 7, 1997

The fourth Nolan report is published today

* Appointments to governing bodies should be made on merit

* The automatic representation of the TECs and LECson college governing bodies should be ended

* Key information, to a common standard, should be set out in all annual reports

* A common standard forgood practice on the limits of commercial confidentiality

* All institutions should have publicly available registersof interests

* Staff should be able to speak freely, without being subjectto disciplinary sanctions orvictimisation

* Students should be able to appeal to an independent body

* Consultation should begin on a system of independent review of disputes

* Secretary of state shouldre-examine the practiceof appointing vice chancellors and principals to the board of the Higher Education Funding Council

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