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Sally Dicketts

President - Association of Colleges

Sally Dicketts has held senior posts in both secondary schools and further education. She became Principal at Milton Keynes College in 1996, and in 2003 became the first Principal of Oxford & Cherwell Valley College and now leads Activate Learning which brings together in one group across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey, seven FE Colleges, four UTC’s, two 11-18 secondary schools, a training provider delivering apprenticeships. She chairs a range of National and Regional committees all related to education and learning.

Sally is a tireless campaigner and advocate for the learning and skills sector. President of the AoC, a board member of ETF and AoC.  Sally chairs a range of national and regional committees all related to education and learning. Sally was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Honours list in July 2013.

Her main area of interest is in how people learn, mindfulness and how to develop more entrepreneurial innovative individuals. She enjoys travel, cycling, exercise and spending time with her partner and daughter.