@HOLEXPolicy is delighted that one of our board members @Dipa_Ganguli Prinicipal of @SuttonCollege has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Dipa is the Principal and Head of Service of Sutton Adult Education College which is the main community education provider in the London Borough of Sutton.
Dipa and her staff have had a big impact on their community, under her leadership the college now offers over 1000 courses to the residents of Sutton and is one of the largest providers of adult education in South London with 9000 students annually.
The service concentrates on learners that are furthest away from the workforce to support them into work, support those residents who have learning difficulties and disabilities, and provides English language courses and courses in an array of work-related vocational subjects.
Throughout the pandemic, adult community education has showed how vital it is to community engagement and supporting learners. The work that Dipa does in Sutton is an exemplar of this type of provision.
Chair of HOLEX, Pat Carrington, said:
“We are delighted that one of our board members work is being recognised in the New Year Honours 2021 list. Dipa is a fantastic advocate for adult education and demonstrates the true values of adult education.
“This year, because of Covid-19, we have all had to work even harder to ensure our learners keep learning and, going forward, we need to ensure that we do all we can to prepare people for the post Covid-19 world and work with those learners most impacted by the pandemic, help them back into work and support their individual wellbeing.”