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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

Vice Chair of the Standards Committee
and Member of the Search Committee

Gemma currently works for the Association of Colleges as an Area Director for the South East, representing colleges and the Further Education sector in building relationships with priority partners and stakeholders including government/agency officials, local authorities and other relevant organisations. She also acts as a conduit providing information, leading and managing group forums, networks and other events to connect colleges in the regions to facilitate the sharing of information and intelligence.

In 2015 Gemma became a Further Education and Skills Ofsted Inspector involved in the inspection of a range of providers including General Further Education colleges, sixth forms and independent training providers, specialising in inspecting high needs learners, adult learning and Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

As a highly experienced Further Education professional, Gemma brings a thorough knowledge and first-hand experience of policy, curriculum design, funding methodology and resources within the FE sector to the Eastleigh College board.