AoC Y&H networks

APPRENTICESHIPS NETWORK

The aim of this network is to support the appreticeship activities of colleges in the region and represent and promote the interests of Apprenticeships. 

Chaired by Jill Cooper, North Lindsey College

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Clerks Network

Clerks to corporations are able to use network meetings to express their views on issues of governance and also to receive guidance on key issues. The network has a close relationship with the AoC National Clerks Network.

Co-chaired by Melanie Halstead, Clerk to the Board, Leeds City College and Sharon West, Clerk to Corporation, Longley Park Sixth Form College

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

College Finance Directors Group

This group is aimed at finance directors and managers who need to keep abreast of key issues and trends affecting colleges. Members are able to share their experiences of dealing with economic and financial challenges and opportunities.

Chaired and supported by David Pullein - Finance Director, Leeds College of Building

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Heads of Sport Network

This group offers strategic guidance and support to sports managers in colleges, helping them to share best practice. It aims to raise the profile of sport in FE across the region.

Chaired by Jonny Wathen, Head of Learning, The Sheffield College

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

HE in FE Network

This network is aimed at senior curriculum managers and provides a professional environment in which to debate key issues, engage in shaping policy and share expertise with colleagues across the region.

Chaired by Caroline Rowley - Regional Director, AoC Y&H

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

HR Directors Forum

The forum provides support for HR directors and managers, helping them to optimise human resource practices and get the best out of their staff. Members also keep up to date with key issues such as employment law and equality and diversity.

Chaired and supported by Karen Sykes - HR Director, Wakefield College

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Press and Marketing Network

College press and marketing officers are able to share best practice and receive updates from national and regional AoC officers. They also benefit from presentations given by key organisations within the sector and beyond.

Chaired by Caroline Rowley - Regional Director, AoC Y&H

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Principals and Chairs Forum

Forum meetings present an opportunity for principals and chairs of colleges from across the region to discuss AoC policy and have an input into its implementation.

Chaired by Caroline Rowley - Regional Director, AoC Y&H

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Quality Network 

This group supports the region's colleges in their response to quality improvement challenges. It aims to develop the ways in which they collaborate and share expertise, bringing about tangible improvements, efficiencies and effectiveness in the way they operate.

Chaired by Caroline Rowley - Regional Director, AoC Y&H

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Regional Govenors Network

Governors possess a wealth of diverse experience which can be harnessed to shape and improve how their colleges perform. This network aims to support and develop governors' understanding of issues within the college sector. 

Chaired by Caroline Rowley - Regional Director, AoC Y&H

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator

 

Senior Curriculum Managers Network

Managers are able to share best practice across curriculum areas and discuss key topics that feed into curricular development. The forum aims to keep members updated on the latest insights into managing the college curriculum.

Chaired by Caroline Rowley - Regional Director, AoC Y&H

Date of next meeting: Please contact Emma Rothery, Team Administrator