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LEAN East are award winners!

LEAN (London Enterprise Advisor Network) East secondary schools won three out of the six awards at the GLA London LEAN 2020 awards announced in December 2020.

A further three LEAN East partnerships and schools were highly commended.

This multi-award winning programme supports careers leaders in 150 secondary schools, colleges and PRUs across nine boroughs to improve the quality of careers provision, and matches schools with business volunteers to help them to prepare young people for the world of work.

Julian Ellerby, Director of Local London said “This is great recognition for the hard work of our school and college careers leaders, and our business volunteers this year, skilfully supported by our LEAN East team of Enterprise Co-ordinators. The real winners are of course our young people, who can be confident that their school or college’s careers programme is ably preparing them for their future careers and employment.”

Sam Coulstock, Enterprise Adviser of the Year winner said “To get the phone call last week was superb…Really it’s testimony to the school as well for the work they put in to giving young people that opportunity. It’s a team effort so to be recognised for that working partnership is brilliant!”

GLA LEAN Awards winners and Highly Commended

Whole School Careers Programme Award
Winner: Oaks Park School, Redbridge
Highly Commended: Waltham Forest College, Waltham Forest

Enterprise Adviser of the Year Award
Winner: Sam Coulstock, St Columbia’s School, Bexley

LEAN Champion of the Year Award
Winner: Marc Capp, TfL, matched to Plumstead Manor School, Greenwich
Highly Commended: Maureen Sango-Jackson, matched with City of London School, City of London, and Heathcote School, Waltham Forest

School Careers Leader of the Year Award
Highly Commended: Michael Barry, St Columbia’s School, Bexley

Our Special Mentions

Waltham Forest College is one of only a handful of colleges in the country to achieved 100% on all eight national benchmarks for good careers provision.

Marc Capp, Sam Coulstock and Maureen Sango-Jackson are Enterprise Advisers (business volunteers) who have made significant contributions to the careers programmes at the schools they are matched with.

Congratulations to HSBC who were Highly Commended in ‘Business of the year Award’. LEAN East are working with 17 volunteer Enterprise Advisers from HSBC.

Watch the Inspiring GLA LEAN Awards Video

Hear from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Clare Hutchinson Director of Network Careers and Enterprise Company on why volunteers in the LEAN programme are heroes raising the bar in careers education.

Find out what it means to winners to receive the awards and why creating closer ties between workplaces and schools can open up careers horizons for children no matter what their background.

You can read more about the awards on the GLA website

About the network

Local London and ELBA (The London Enterprise Adviser Network) deliver the LEAN East network across the eight Local London boroughs and Bromley. The network provides careers expertise and employer support to careers leaders in over 150 secondary schools, colleges, and pupil referral units to achieve national benchmarks for careers provision. By matching schools with 160 business volunteer enterprise advisers, LEAN East supports careers leaders to provide employment and career-focused advice to young people. The network is jointly funded by the CEC (Careers and Enterprise Company) and the Mayor of London.

The GLA’s Impact report noted the ‘Incredible progress’ that the LEAN East network has made across our boroughs in increasing the engagement of schools and colleges, and measurably improving the quality of careers provision across the sub-region.

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