Principal's Statement

Welcome to Newham Adult Learning Service (NALS) and welcome to the family!

Well if you have found us in these challenging times, it’s our responsibility to keep you interested! Don’t let Covid stop you from learning. NALS has carefully planned a variety of learning pathways to ensure you get the opportunity to achieve your personal goals.

As a service we are responding swiftly to emerging information and advice on Covid‑19. NALS has established a robust new way of working. The aim is to protect you, the staff and other service users in any of our buildings as well as offer other routes to learn. So please check our website for more detailed information on how we have responded to Covid and look at our fantastic online offer. If you simply want to whet your appetite, see if getting back into learning is for you, we have a large range of short non accredited courses on this website. These online courses are currently FREE, they are designed to support your wellbeing, introduce new skills or simply for your entertainment. Alternatively we offer blended learning delivered by fantastic qualified professionals.

Whether you’ve studied with us before or are new, we’re delighted that you have chosen Newham Adult Learning Service (NALS). Congratulations on taking the decision to become a member of this very special community. Over the years we have been privileged to work with over 250,000 residents, supporting them with learning, helping them take steps to get the skills, to find work or simply support them with their wellbeing through studying. It’s your turn now! Our aim is to enable you to achieve your full potential. Whatever your ambitions, I know we can work together to help you achieve it.

I consider it a privilege to be the Principal of Newham Adult Learning Service. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to quality learning, by again achieving a “Good” grade in our last Ofsted inspection in November 2019.


I hope you have a very happy and successful time at NALS and when Covid is all over and we get back to some sort of semblance of “normality” I look forward to meeting some of you in person.

If you have any questions related to information about our offer, or concerning anything not covered on this website simply contact us on or via one of the links on the website.

Kind regards,

Angelique Grygorcewicz Townsend

Principal of Newham Adult Learning Service

Community Wealth Building
London Borough of Newham

Angelique Grygorcewicz Townsend