Autumn 2019


HAFLS participates in Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) research


Chantal Lommel, Head of HAFLS, had the pleasure to be selected with other 4 Heads of Service within Adult Community Learning to take part in a Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) research project about leadership in adult education.

Each year, more than 600,000 adult students are supported, and many of those are from the most deprived localities in England. The sector can also demonstrate the quality of its education provision and its relentless focus on ensuring students meet their goals. However, although there is much research on the benefits of adult learning there is very little written about how adult education is delivered in the community or how it fits within a local authority and with other services and partners who work with a similar client group.

This research project and resulting monograph begin to give substance to what makes adult community education successful. The research shows that inspiring leadership is vital and the ability to 'join the dots' and be 'quick of foot' is crucial when meeting the multiple needs of residents.

The full article makes for interesting reading, and with references to HAFLS on both pages 6 and 33, can be accessed here;



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