In a sector which is disproportionately led by males, Chief Executive and Principal of Eastleigh College, Dr Jan Edrich, recently chaired the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Annual Conference, speaking of her own journey to senior leadership, and to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.
The annual conference, which also included key note speakers representing England Rugby, Parliament and the Royal Air Force, looked at strategies for increasing support networks, raising individuals profiles, extending skills and building confidence, in recognition that many women are often promoted to below their ability level and may even face additional barriers to their progression.
As a passionate believer in equal opportunities, and as a mentor to many future leaders herself, Jan is keen to develop her work further in this field. “I feel very proud to be part of such an inspirational national network, and am always looking for opportunities to develop this locally too. Eastleigh is a dynamic and well connected area, and perhaps I know better than most the diverse range of talent on our doorstep, which, with a little help, could easily take charge of the Solent region of the future!”
A spokesperson who attended the conference spoke highly of the day, commenting, “This was a very interesting and inspiring conference. I met some very dynamic and inspirational women who have given the audience great advice and insight. I will go away from this knowing I am capable of achieving, and will embrace new opportunities where they exist.”
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.