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Directors appointed to the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI)


Chief Inspector of Adult Learning David Sherlock has announced the five names of those who will appointed to directors’ posts at the Adult Learning Inspectorate, the new national inspectorate which starts work in April 2001. The team will be led by David Sherlock and comprises:

 Denis McEnhill , who will have responsibility for inspection reports. He worked with H.M. Inspectorate of Schools from 1989 to 1993, when he joined the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC). He became senior inspector at FEFC in 1996.

 Keith Marshall, who will be in charge of planning. He joined the Training Standards Council in 1998 and became director with responsibility for inspection activities in the south of England, in September 1999. Keith is a member of the IEE Training Committee and of the Vocational Qualifications and Occupational Standard Committee of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).

 Coral Newton, who will head up business services. She is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and joined the Training Standards Council in June 1998 as director of business services.

 Nicky Perry, who will be responsible for communications and quality assurance. She joined the Further Education Funding Council in 1994 as a full-time inspector. In 1997 she became a director of inspection at TSC with responsibility for reports, communication and quality assurance.

 Lisa Yeoman, in charge of human resources. Lisa was Sector Manager with Birmingham TEC from 1992 to the end of 1997, when she joined the Training Standards Council, where she is director with responsibility for inspection activities in the north of England.

The Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) was set up under the provision of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 and will start work in April 2001. The ALI will be responsible for the inspection of work-based learning for people aged 16 to 18 and all adult education in colleges provided to people aged over 19, learning activities accessed through the University for Industry: learndirect, adult and community education, learning in prisons and training delivered by the Employment Service under the arrangements of the New Deal.

In addition to these activities, the ALI will work with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) on joint inspections of education in further education colleges and on inspections of particular geographical areas. The two inspectorates have developed a common framework for inspection which will apply across the ALI’s remit and to OFSTED’s responsibilities for inspecting provision for 16-19-year-olds in schools and colleges.

Announcing the appointments, David Sherlock said “The ALI will make a crucial contribution to driving up the quality of learning in the post-16 sector. I am delighted to announce a team that has the confidence and capability to develop the inspectorate and to take the lead in terms of professionalism, honesty and transparency.”

Three members of the team have served as inspectors with the FEFC and have a thorough knowledge of further education colleges. The range of experience they bring with them to the new inspectorate also includes work with a national training organization, a training and enterprise council and in industry.

The ALI will be responsible for inspecting a wide range of learning activities. “My team represents a corresponding range of strengths and working experiences which will be used to ensure that the interests of individual learners predominate” said David Sherlock.

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