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29/10/2019Welcome to our new Chair of the Board of Trustees

NNECL would like to announce that Dr Anne Hollinshead has been appointed as the Chair of Board of Trustees of NNECL (the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers). Anne says she is passionate about inclusive practice, inclusive pedagogy and widening participation and is currently the Director Centre for Lifelong Learning, at the University of Warwick.

 Anne & her husband are also proud foster carers, currently providing permanent placements for four successful young people. Anne believes that the ‘secret’ of success for young people leaving care is for those that have provided the care to, have high aspirations for each young person, see them as an individual (not a homogenous mass of ‘looked after child’) and to guide them to the top of a metaphorical hill where the young person can survey the world of possibilities in front of them and make informed choices.