On 16th August 2019, Matthew Tait, Graham Newton and Danny Dartnaill, all of BDO LLP, were appointed by the High Court of Justice as Joint Education Administrators over the business, property and affairs of the Corporation of West Kent & Ashford College (‘the College’).
The primary focus of the Joint Education Administrators will be to provide an outcome with minimum, if any, disruption to the studies of the existing learners as a whole including, in particular, those learners with special educational needs.
The Joint Education Administrators will work in conjunction with Graham Morley and his senior management team to ensure the continued provision for learners whilst the College continues to operate as normal. At the same, they are also working closely with the Further Education Commissioner to examine a number of options with the purpose of implementing a sustainable solution for the College and its learners whilst also considering the best outcome for creditors.
The Education Administration may be a cause of concern to a number of people or organisations involved with the College. Below are some questions and answers to provide some further information about the Education Administration process and what it means.
All current and prospective students will be contacted directly with information about the Education Administration.
The affairs, business and property of the College are being managed by the Joint Education Administrators who act as agents of the College and without any personal liability.
Matthew Tait and Danny Dartnaill are authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in the UK.
Graham Newton is authorised by the Insolvency Practitioners Association in the UK.