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Fiona Chalk: Trustee at Plumpton College

27th October 2021 As National Head of Governance Development at the Education and Training Foundation and a certified trainer, Fiona Chalk works as a dynamic influencer and supporter of educational governance and volunteers as a trustee at Plumpton College in East Sussex. Founded over 100 years ago on a 400-acre plot in the South Downs, Plumpton College is […]
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Victoria Eastwood: Barking and Dagenham College

19th October 2021 Barking and Dagenham College, based in East London, provides a great place to learn for students of all ages, offering vocational courses to learners aged 14 and up, with an intake of over 12,000 enrolments each year across multiple sites and 500 staff helping students to develop the skills and experience needed for future careers […]
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Portia Bailey Barrow: Runshaw College governor

24th June 2021 We spoke to Portia Bailey who runs the Chief Executive’s Office at the Education and Skills Funding Agency in the Department for Education. Portia joined the board of governors at Runshaw College in Leyland in the North West last year, having been a school governor for five years previously. Runshaw College has around 6000 students […]
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Jo Payne: Worcester Sixth Form College

10th May 2021 Read how Worcester Sixth Form College used the Inspiring Further Education recruitment service to search for skilled volunteers for a vacancy on the board.
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Lottie Thompson – Hull College

25th November 2020 Lottie Thompson is the Director of Governance for Hull College. She is an advisor to the board of governors  having been at the college for around seven years, starting in a dual role as a lawyer and clerk before progressing to the role of Director. Tell us a bit about your college ”We are a […]
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Sarah Thompson – Darlington College

12th November 2019 Sarah Thompson is the clerk at the college and is entrusted with recruiting new governors to the organisation. Darlington College prides itself on being at the heart of its community and forging excellent relationships with businesses and other partners, including Teesside University. In 2018, Sarah began using the free Inspiring FE Governance service to look […]
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Paul Butler – Waltham Forest College

14th November 2018 The most rewarding aspect of my involvement is seeing students’ achievements recognised. Going into a classroom and seeing a principal presenting certificates for improved attendance, when you know that a student has overcome challenging issues in their private life, for instance, is very rewarding.
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Jennifer Sunter – Halesowen College

30th January 2018 Removing barriers to and providing a great environment in which students can achieve and progress are key here. To this end, we work in collaboration and partnership with schools, higher education providers and employers.
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Caroline Gillam – Farnborough College

18th January 2018 This college is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated college and accredited College of the University of Surrey. Inspiring FE Governance has helped Farnborough College to find skills to support succession planning.