The DLC journey

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					The David Lewis College journey

Anne Price – Director of Education Service
         at David Lewis Centre
               Me in context
• Worked in LDD education services for 29years
• 24 yrs (83%) time in General Further Education
  (GFE) sector – when GFE went through
  incorporation in 92/93
• 5 yrs (17%) time in ISC sector.
• Ofsted part time inspector since 2002
• Elected to Board of Director for Natspec
• David Lewis Centre has a school which is a
  member of NASS
• That brings many positives – the time invested
  has reaped many many benefits
   How has my career helped the
          DLC journey?
• Been there before and have an
  understanding – but things have changed
• Networking with GFE colleagues key to
  understanding local 14 – 19 partnership
• Cheshire and Warrington Principals’
• NW ISC partnership – Natspec regional
• NW NASS regional group
  The benefits and frustrations of
• Sit in meetings that could have little
  relevance to you – make it relevant!
• Been here before – we seem to be going
  back 15 / 20 years?? – flexibility /
  responsive to change / knowledge
• You realise that you have a lot to offer.
• Embrace the change – it’s not going away
    Personal and organisational qualities
•   Tenacious – don’t accept no / try different routes
•   Minnow or Piranha?
•   Patience
•   Investment in people’s time
•   Proactive
•   Think creatively
•   It’s time to do your research – informing your
    strategic planning
 Understand the landscape – it’s a
         different world
• Who heads up the Children’s and Families Service in
  your LA – key starting point. Read the website regularly!
• The Children and Young People’s plan for your area
• Children’s Trusts – who leads on this ? What
  stakeholders groups are there?
• Local Government Association / Regional Development
  Agency / Regional Government Office
• Need to understand how Local Authorities work –
  councillor leads
• Get to understand you sub-regional grouping.
• National Comissioning Framework
      A time for excitement ?
• Invited to join the Cheshire East 14 – 25
  Learning and Achievement Executive.
• It’s not just ISCs - everyone’s feeling
  nervous and uncertain (GFE / schools /
  local authorities?)
• Now handing over to Mark Bayley from
  Cheshire East – David Lewis College’s
  host authority

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