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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
Why the levy is running dry
Date published: 23.04.2019
When stepping in to write in Countdown I always like to look back over the last week to see what burning issues have come up that would be worth exposing and/or debating further. For me there is just one hot topic which I need to get on the table as it’s one area we have seen a shedload of queries on and it worries me how many providers are getting in touch about trying to interpret what the real position actually is. So the main focus today isn’t on the recognition of prior learning … no, it
Tough choices for apprenticeship funding
Date published: 11.04.2019
The chief secretary to the treasury said that she wants to look at education budgets when she oversees this autumn’s spending review. But before anyone in our part of the sector gets too excited, the minister insisted that in terms of a child’s age, the younger the better as far as impactful expenditure is concerned. And with Brexit delayed, uncertainty over the economy and the public finances will continue which means that providers can’t become too hopeful about possible relief for the
Apprenticeship Blog 2
Date published: 21.08.2018
I’m now two months into my Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship and what has been interesting to see first-hand is the amount of off-the-job training that is required in the new world of standards. At AELP we talk about off-the-job training a lot in various webinars, workshops and at our member sector forum meetings, but experiencing it myself has provided an excellent insight which I’m sure will be useful for future guidance for our members.
Date published: 19.06.2018
Apprenticeship Blog – Cheryl Swales (June 2018) As members may have seen from recent social media posts, I have just embarked on a Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship. It is an interesting experience for me to become a learner again having previously worked in ITPs managing apprenticeships and delivery staff, and with AELP as Project Manager for the past 2 ½ years.
AELP’s core apprenticeship message
Date published: 23.06.2017
by Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive I am going to keep it simple this week – I keep getting asked what are AELP’s core apprenticeship messages (mainly by those that aren’t providers). So here goes – and these haven’t changed for a while: