Founders Justine McLaughlin & Nik Ellis have worked in many industries but neither have ever worked in education. Somewhat ironically they’ve ended up having three different companies engage with them in the education area over the last few months.
In addition they operate as Lead Enterprise Advisers to the Liverpool LEP. Their role is to bridge the gap between education & employment, so they attend the school to undertake mock interviews, sessions on business topics, podcasts on various professions, help secure grants, etc.
They found themselves cross-referencing the various companies they were dealing with, so thought it might prove wise to have them all in one room. They have therefore arranged a roundtable meeting in Liverpool. No particular expected outcomes are expected at this stage; merely introductions and seeing if there is some synergy between them.
Sally Beavers – Careers Hub Lead, Liverpool City Region, Local Enterprise Partnership. She may bring some head teachers too.
Liam Warton and Partners – Alternative Approach They offer supported living accommodations for 16-18 year olds in the North West of England.
Ian Kenyon and Peter Silcock – Wirral Wrap who provide bespoke intervention and re-engagement strategies for students who require tailored respite learning support outside a mainstream school environment.
Raina, Micheal and Dan from Supply Well – edtech start-up. Their digital platform helps schools reduce staff absence, improve their retention and save money on their recruitment spend. Their tech allows them to charge schools less to pay teachers more.
The roundtable event will take place in Neighbourhood, Castle Street, Liverpool on October 2nd at 1pm. If you would like to be involved please contact Nik Ellis