The Area Relationship and Development Leads can signpost providers and practitioners to the CPD activities that best suit your needs.
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Our team of Area Relationship and Development Leads (ARDLs) work to support you with the TLPD offer, by signposting you to the CPD activities that best suit your needs. Meet our ARDLs by reading their profiles below.
Region: East of England and London
Past experience: I have over 19 years’ experience working in the Further Education sector including animal management, SEND, apprenticeships, quality assurance, quality improvement, professional development and coaching.
Fun fact: My first experience of flying was actually jumping out of a plane on a sponsored parachute jump.
Contact: You can contact Clare on 07821 863095 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region: South East, East and London
Past experience: I have 13 years’ experience in education, working in both the FE sector and secondary schools as a head of department, senior leader and head of sixth form. My specialist subjects include business and finance.
Fun fact: I once had a conversation with Tim Robbins, after making several trips up and down an escalator with him, when I was working as an extra in a film he was in.
Contact: You can contact Zoë on 07821 863124 or email her at email@example.com.
Region: South East and London
Past experience: I have a background in FE management, most recently as a Curriculum Manager and the manager for sport enrichment and gyms across a college group. Before becoming a qualified teacher and working in FE and HE roles, I worked in my own industry of Sport and Public Services across Project Management roles, working on Sport England funded projects, as well as working in evaluation and monitoring roles and uniformed roles in the public services.
Contact: You can contact Kiri on 07395 244967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Carole Brown
Past Experience: I have 12 years’ experience within education, including as a Teacher, Senior Practitioner and Learning Manager. I have worked across the Secondary and Further Education sectors and my subject specialisms include Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Business Law, Finance and Accounting and Maths.
Fun Fact: I used to work at a local theatre, and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of stars in various shows. The standout moments were while talking to Boxer Frank Bruno, I made him laugh so loud that the whole room fell silent and looked over to see what was going on (we were at an after panto party with a DJ playing) and when I met Comedian Lee Evans, he said he felt “so short” (he actually is a little) as I was taller than his security guard – I was 20 years old, 5’10” and wearing 5 inch platform shoes.
Contact: You can contact Carole on 07542 861 952, or email her at email@example.com
Region: South West
Past experience: I have worked in the sector for over 20 years and have delivered and managed courses from Business and Marketing Foundation Degrees, to English and maths for the disengaged. Latterly I have focussed on teacher training, OTLA project, research and consultancy work; supporting providers to address challenges and find solutions.
Fun fact: I taught David Dickinson to say Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) on Bargain Hunt!
Contact: You can contact Rosemarie on 07821863115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region: North West
Past experience: I have over 20 years’ experience of working in partnership with providers in the Further Education, learning and skills sector nationally. I am passionate about striving for excellence, and developing opportunities for continuous improvement for providers.
Fun fact: I have got an energetic and adventurous spirit. I love to be out exploring the outdoors and being spontaneous, going on expeditions and adventures with family and friends.
Podcast: Listen to Punam speak to Georgina Belcher, Communications Officer, about Understanding T Levels and in-house CPD training days.
Contact: You can contact Punam on 07821 863097 or email her at email@example.com.
Region: North West
Past experience: I have an occupational background in health and early years.
I have worked in the FE sector for 30 years as a teacher, manager and senior leader.
I have had curriculum responsibility for Health and Social Care, Early Years, Animal Care, Access, Foundation Studies and Teacher Education and have led the Safeguarding and SEND teams.
Fun fact: I own a green 1976 MG Midget.
Contact: You can contact Joanne on 07565 622 030 or email her at
Region: North East
Past experience: I have worked as a Senior Leader in both the further education (FE) and secondary education sectors, working as a Head of five FE academies and as a Deputy Head in secondary education. I have also represented a number of organisations at board level, working on Governance.
Fun fact: I am an advanced diver and skier. I love diving in Egypt and skiing in Italy.
Contact: You can contact Simon on 07760665955 or email Simon.Chalk@etfoundation.co.uk
Region: Yorkshire and Humber
Past experience: I started life as a Personal Trainer before diving into teaching and course managing. I progressed as department leader before most recently working as an advanced practitioner in supporting technology enhanced learning. I have worked in the FE Sector for nine years.
Fun fact: I am on a mission to read 53 books this calendar year and so far I have completed 50. Lockdown had its perks!
Podcast: Listen to Iain speak with the ETF’s communications team about the first steps providers should take to ensure they are T Level ready.
Contact: You can contact Iain on 07546415109 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Region: West Midlands, part of the South West and Midlands
Past experience: I have over 30 years’ experience of working in partnership with providers in the education, learning and skills sector, striving for excellence, identifying and developing opportunities for improvement.
Fun fact: I hold a current Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Pilots license to safely fly a drone!
Contact: You can contact Sue on 07821 863108 or email her at email@example.com.
Region: East and West Midlands
Past experience: I have worked in both Higher Education and Further Education (FE) for the last 17 years. I have also worked internationally, establishing five FE colleges across the Middle East. I have been an Ofsted Inspector, and an Executive College Principal.
Fun fact: I set up one of the first female football teams in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Contact: You can contact Nichole on 07821863107, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.