The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has been shortlisted for a national award for listening to its learners and building an inclusive community inside the College and beyond.
The ‘Leading the Learner Voice’ Awards are organised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the organisation formed to accelerate quality improvement, increase participation and raise standards and achievement in the learning and skills sector in England.
This latest recognition of the College’s commitment to the welfare of its learners and its wider community follows on from Ofsted’s glowing report on the support on offer, and a string of accolades for the College learners’ BRACE group (Building Relationships Amongst Cultures Everywhere).
Howard Jeffrey, Director of Learner Recruitment and Support, said of the latest accolade: “This is great news for the College, and its learners. We pride ourselves on being a College that listens to the voice of its learners, whether that is through our student governors, our regular learner conferences or our tutoring and mentoring systems.”
Jane O’Neill, the College’s Vice Principal for Curriculum and Learner Experience, added: “As one of the largest and best further education colleges in London, we know that we have an important role to play in the wider communities of Haringey and Enfield, so we are particularly pleased that it is this aspect of our work that LSIS has chosen to commend.”
Representatives of the College will now attend a central London awards ceremony on 6 July, to discover whether they will take the top prize. The category in which the College has been nominated rewards education providers that operate outside the confines of their own buildings, and have a positive influence on the wider community through learner-led activity.
The Leading the Learner Voice Awards seek in general to celebrate innovation, effort and action in the area of learner representation. Other key factors that led to the College being shortlisted include the promotion of equality and diversity across the organisation.