Waltham Forest Adult Learning Board

Role of our Board

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The Adult Learning Board’s role is to provide robust scrutiny and challenge to the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service, its staff and management. The Board:

  • receives performance reports and helps contribute to improving the quality of the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service
  • reviews the curriculum plan to meet resident and local employer needs
  • supports the business cycle of the Service including the three-year business/service plan
  • agrees an annual report for senior officers, councillors and external stakeholders
  • works with the head of the Service (Head of Employment and Skills).

The Board is accountable to the Director of Economic Growth and Regeneration at Waltham Forest Council.

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Board members

Board members are not paid. They include volunteers, members of staff and Waltham Forest residents:

  • 2 members nominated by Waltham Forest Council
  • 6 recruited members
  • 2 staff members nominated by staff
  • 1 learner representative
  • The head of our area (Employment, Business and Skills).

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What Board members do

The Board meets twice each year and members spend about 10 hours each year on quality assurance activities. Board members are expected to:

  • attend two meetings each year
  • participate in quality assurance activities e.g. performance review boards (PRBs) and ‘learning walks’
  • take part in Board member training and development
  • comply with the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service Code of Conduct
  • promote and champion the Service, particularly in the communities we serve.

You can find out more about our Board by emailing adult.learning@walthamforest.gov.uk.

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