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12 June 2009

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service is the new sector‑owned body, formed from CEL and QIA to develop excellent and sustainable FE provision across the sector. A year after its launch, LSIS has announced the first open, sector–led elections for its Council. Thirty members of the new Council will be elected from within the constituent members of the Single Voice. Each member has an allocation of council places to ensure a broad representation of the sector itself. http://www.lsis.org.uk/summit/LSIS_Summit_Home.aspx 15 June 2009 "LSIS moves closer to the sector with appointment of David Collins as Chief Executive" The Board of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) has appointed Dr David Collins to join the organisation as Chief Executive. David is currently President of the Association of Colleges (AoC) and outgoing Principal of South Cheshire College. Dame Ruth Silver Chair of LSIS Board said, “David is someone steeped in current professional practice, with a track record in delivering excellent learning and skills provision. He also has strong academic credentials in improving quality and has written on leadership and management in further education. So he is exactly the right person to lead LSIS into its next phase of development, ensuring it becomes an integral part of the sector and taking every opportunity to move closer to it.” Mindful of balance and in order to ensure that LSIS reflects the diversity of the sector, the LSIS Board are very grateful that Graham Hoyle, Chief Executive of the Association of Learning Providers (ALP), who has, until now, been the co-chair of the LSIS Council with Dame Ruth, has agreed to become sole Chair from 1 August 2009. Dame Ruth Silver will remain as Chair of the LSIS Board. 11 June 2009 Announcement from LSIS Chair Dame Ruth Silver "With the severe funding pressures facing the learning and skills sector in England and the anticipated cuts in the funding of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service from 2010-11, the Board and Chief Executive have together recognised that LSIS, for its next phase of development, now needs to be led by someone from the sector, steeped in current professional practice. Having steered the organisation through its first year, the Chief Executive, Roger McClure has therefore stepped down". http://www.lsis.org.uk/nomenu/News.aspx

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