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Natspec networks

Natspec organises a number of networks for staff at specialist colleges. We welcome any member of staff at our member colleges to join the networks that are relevant to them.

This page lists the contacts for the networks and the dates and booking information for the upcoming network meetings.

Network contacts

If you have any questions about a network please contact the organiser, listed below:

Admissions network: Sue Jeffries at National Star College (sjeffries@nationalstar.org).

Care network: Ruth Perry (ruth.perry@natspec.org.uk).

Careers lead network: Hannah Wharton at Sense College Loughborough (hannah.wharton@sense.org.uk)

Employment network: Ruth Perry (ruth.perry@natspec.org.uk).

Finance managers network: Clare Howard (clare.howard@natspec.org.uk).

Fundraisers network: Clare Howard (clare.howard@natspec.org.uk)

HR managers network: Clare Howard (clare.howard@natspec.org.uk). Network members can access more information and resources.

Learner voice practitioner network: Andrew Evans (andrew.evans@natspec.org.uk).

PMLD network: Yola Jacobsen (yola.jacobsen@natspec.org.uk).

Publicity officers network: Amanda Tribble (amanda.tribble@natspec.org.uk).

Safeguarding network: Ruth Perry (ruth.perry@natspec.org.uk).

TechAbility Champions: Neil Harrod-Beck (neil.harrodbeck@natspec.org.uk)

Next meeting dates

Admissions network

10 June 2022
Sue Jeffries (National Lead – Recruitment and Assessment) from National Star College runs a network of staff responsible for Admissions in specialist colleges. This network is currently online and gives colleagues from a variety of colleges the opportunity to meet to discuss approaches to the assessment process and share good practice. Sue has stated that […]

 

Care network

7 June 2022
The Natspec care network is an opportunity for staff in care roles from across our membership to network, discuss hot topics and swap ideas.

Care network

22 November 2022
The Natspec care network is an opportunity for staff in care roles from across our membership to network, discuss hot topics and swap ideas.

 

Employment network

6 October 2022
The Natspec employment network is a free, members-only event. There will be plenty of opportunity to network with people in various roles from across our membership, to discuss hot topics and swap ideas. Further details will be added in due course. Book your place Please visit the zoom registration page to book your place for this event. […]

 

Finance managers network

24 November 2022
This is a free, Natspec members-only event, for finance and business managers.

 

HR network (incl. employment law update)

25 May 2022
This is a free online HR networking event for Natspec members, which includes an update on employment law.

HR network (incl. employment law update)

17 November 2022
This is a free online HR networking event for Natspec members.

 

Learner voice practitioner network

9 June 2022
This day is for Learner Voice Practitioners working in Natspec colleges. This is an opportunity to meet other practitioners, hear about their work and share ideas around best practice. If you have any specific agenda items you’d like to be added, please email andrew.evans@natspec.org.uk This event will be face to face, with venue to be confirmed. […]

 

Publicity officers network

7 July 2022
The Natspec publicity officers network is a free networking forum for all members of staff responsible for communications, marketing and publicity at Natspec colleges.

Publicity officers network

29 November 2022
The Natspec Publicity Officers Network is a free networking forum for all members of staff responsible for communications, marketing and publicity at Natspec colleges.

 

PMLD network

7 July 2022
A network for staff in Natspec colleges working with students with PMLD aged 16-25. Teaching staff, managers, therapists, care staff and learning support staff can share information and discuss ideas and issues relating to provision for learners with PMLD.

 

Safeguarding network

9 June 2022
This free safeguarding forum is open to all DSLs and others with safeguarding responsibilities within Natspec member colleges.
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