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New Leadership in Lincoln for Learners, Employers, Parents and Learning Providers

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has appointed Jill Westwood as its new 14-19 Learner Entitlement Cluster Co-ordinater for Lincoln.

Her appointment comes with her hands-on experience as the schools” liaison manager at the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher education. She also handled the 14-16 programmes of study, promotional activities for school students, Summer College, work experience placements and full-time FE admissions. Prior to joining the school’s liaison team, Jill worked as a lecturer in building studies and as a student support advisor at Grimsby.

At the LSC, Jill will be working closely with the employers and partner organisations involved in secondary and further education across the city to encourage them to jointly implement a new Learner Entitlement. This Entitlement will be launched in 2008 and aims to give a broader curriculum choice for young people from year 10 and onwards.

Important for the Region

The 14-19 Strategy for Lincolnshire & Rutland was launched in October 2003 and underpins the Area Wide Inspection Action Plan for education and training for all 14 to 19 year olds. Commenting on her new role, Jill said: “I am really looking forward to working with students, parents, employers and learning providers to promote and support the development of the 14-19 Learner Entitlement, which is so important to our young people and to the economy of the region.”

Jill is based at the LSC local offices in North Hykeham and she reports to Jonathan Poxon, the LSC’s Area Wide Inspection Manager. He said: “We are delighted to welcome Jill to the team. The 14-19 Learner Entitlement is vital to all young people residing in Lincolnshire and Rutland. Jill has a pivotal role in supporting its future success.”

Aakriti Kaushik

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