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Looking back to learn lessons for the future
Date published: 02.12.2020
Guest blog from Martin Dunford OBE and Jane Hickie. In November, AELP published the 1000th edition of its Countdown weekly newsletter for members. To mark this, AELP chairman Martin Dunford OBE and managing director Jane Hickie co-wrote a special foreword that looked back over 20 years of publication and drew out lessons that can be learned for the future. Here are their thoughts:
There has never been a better time to invest in skills to prepare for Brexit customs complexity
Date published: 17.08.2020
Guest blog from Neil Bates, Managing Director of Seetec Outsource
One way to avoid unnecessary delays with End Point Assessment
Date published: 12.05.2020
Guest blog from AELP board member, Debbie Gardiner MBE
Introducing staff back to the ‘new norm’ workplace
Date published: 06.05.2020
3rd Guest Blog from ITP CEO, Matt Phelps As Government begin to talk about relaxing lockdown restrictions in response to the reproduction rate of the novel Coronavirus falling below zero and the negative multiplier effect on the economic circular flow of income becoming depressingly clear, it is inevitable that leaders in the education and training sector will need to start carefully planning how to reintegrate staff who have been working from home or furloughed into the workplace during the...
“Turn crisis management into part of your long-term planning”
Date published: 29.04.2020
2nd Guest Blog from ITP CEO, Matt Phelps During this time of crisis management, it is very easy to forget the bigger picture. I’m very clear that my role as Chief Executive Officer at Lean Education and Development Ltd is to deliver the two-year business plan and five-year strategic plan corporate priorities.
“Tackling uncertainty head on” – Guest Blog from an ITP CEO
Date published: 22.04.2020
The first few months of my tenure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lean Education and Development Ltd have certainly been interesting. The emerging and very real threat that is Coronavirus has tested the leadership skills of every college and training provider leadership team in the country. Your professional coronavirus experience will be different dependant on the type of organisation you lead. For example, the significant majority of college leaders were already attempting to navigate
Operating and surviving in an isolated world
Date published: 19.03.2020
Operating and surviving in an isolated world So, I make no apology for this being Coronavirus focussed and nothing else. To be honest, everything else is irrelevant if the whole sector has gone bust in the next few months. I will attempt to set out what we have asked for in terms of flexibilities and what we are pushing for in terms of funding. While we may not have written a public letter, we are in constant contact with the Department, agencies and where appropriate the Treasury. Indeed, my
Responding to the spread of the Coronavirus
Date published: 06.03.2020
Responding to the spread of the Coronavirus The Chief Medical Officer told MPs yesterday that UK health officials are moving from the ‘contain’ stage towards the second ‘delay’ phase of the government’s response to slow the spread of the coronavirus although a formal switch to the next phase has not yet been announced.
An Inspector Calls
Date published: 28.10.2019
It was the last Monday of the month and we’d settled down for our monthly team meeting and CPD activities when the phone rang. It was ‘the’ call. I very quickly lost my appetite for the pizza due to be delivered at lunch time, a treat during our monthly meetings, although that did return just as quickly when the pizza arrived! The initial call was followed by a call from our Lead Inspector, emailed links to the Ofsted portal and a second follow up call, again with the Lead Inspector
Governance: How do you support governors or non-executive directors?
Date published: 06.08.2019
The research, commissioned by AELP, into governance in the independent sector culminated in the publication of the Code of Good Governance (a must read for any CEO or Chair). The publication, along with several workshops, has been well received. And while I have had the privilege of co-facilitating the workshops with Karen Adriaanse (specialist in education and training and former Ofsted inspector), I am left with the feeling that all is not well for new governors/non-executive directors