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Community Learning Trust

What is the Staffordshire Community Learning Trust?

The purpose of the Staffordshire Community Learning Trust is to: 

  • Involve local people and communities in the planning of the community learning offer.  

  • Promote collaborative working between providers.  

  • Secure added value and investment to add to existing community learning income streams.  

  • Support the council’s locality and skills agenda.

Working closely with the Skills Funding Agency’s providers, we provide courses for all adults to help to contribute towards better health and wellbeing, employment and social inclusion. 

These partnerships formed with the Skills Funding Agency must get extra funding for learners, in which they pool resources and maximise fee income. This is done via the development of the Staffordshire Community Learning Trust, which exists through 8 district locality working groups. This also helps develop our strategy for added value and better outcomes for our residents.

What is a Locality Working Group?

This is a district partnership that meets at least 3 times a year. It establishes and seeks partner input on:

  • emerging priorities

  • gaps in adult learning

  • promoting collaborative working amongst partners

  • sharing information and best practice

It also promotes applications to the Staffordshire Community Learning Trust responsiveness fund.

The locality working group may be either:

  • a distinct group

  • a district employability and skills group

It has to adopt the locality working group agenda within its terms of reference.

Interested in joining a Locality Working Group?

Everyone who has an interest in adult learning is welcome to join a locality working group. Locality working groups for East Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands are not yet established.

If you would like to know more or would like to become a member of your locality working group, please contact us:

Phone: 01785 278770
Email: acl@staffordshire.gov.uk

Or contact the respective locality working group chair below:

Cannock District into Work Group

Chair: Richard Williams
Email: richard.williams@talentmatchstaffs.org.uk

Stafford Jobs for Growth Action Group

Chair: Robert Gatensbury
Email: rgatensbury@staffordbc.gov.uk

Newcastle-under-Lyme Employment and Skills Group

Chair: Nina Walker
Email: nwalker@aspiregroup.org.uk

Lichfield District into Work Group

Chair: Richard Williams
Email: richard.williams@talentmatchstaffs.org.uk

Tamworth Employment Action Group

Chair: Stuart Etheridge
Email: Stuart-Etheridge@tamworth.gov.uk

South Staffordshire Locality Working Group

Chair: Michelle Kettles
Email: M.Kettles@sstaffs.gov.uk

What are our commissioning priorities?

Please see below our priorities for 2016-17 to 2018-19.

It includes wards in each district that experience high levels of deprivation. People who live in these deprived communities should receive this provision.

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