NALS Advisory Board

Newham Adult Learning Advisory Board is a voluntary group which aims to provide support & guidance to Newham Adult Learning Service.  The board comprises of volunteers from partner London Borough of Newham services, partner education organisations, NALS students and staff.  

Board members have core skills in NALS key strategic priorities and functions, including:

  • Employment & skills
  • Community cohesion
  • Regeneration
  • Partnerships
  • Health & well being
  • Curriculum & quality
  • Finance
  • Learner voice

The aim of the board is to:
  • Maintain an overview of priorities for adult learning and post-19 provision; delivery and service transformation within the national and regional context.
  • Make recommendations regarding the service’s strategic aims and objectives based on ESFA, Ofsted and Local Authority corporate strategic priorities.
  • Ensure compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty, under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 and that there is effective practice in ensuring equal access to participation, educational and social inclusion and improvement of standards and outcomes for learners.
  • Provide support and robust challenge to ensure performance meet targets set in the Business Plan and implement the improvement action plan as a result of the Self-Assessment Review (SAR) and Business Plan.
  • Provide independence of judgment and scrutiny of service provision.
  • Provide support and guidance to the service to secure additional income generation to ensure sustainability and growth.
  • Raise the profile of the Service with internal departments and external organisations with a view to generating new business opportunities.

Approach to Governance


NALS Advisory Board: Roles & Responsibilities


NALS Advisory Board: Terms of Reference



Date Agenda Minutes
17/09/2018 agenda-17-09-18.pdf minutes-17-09-18.pdf
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