Learning Outside the Classroom
To ensure the interests of all parties were considered in the development
and implementation of the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) initiative,
eight sector partnerships were set up. One of these is the Heritage Sector
Partnership (HSP) and John Reeve, Chair of GEM, is the current chair of this
The partnership currently has 18 members. All are learning professionals with diverse backgrounds in the heritage sector. They bring a range of views and information on LOtC and heritage learning to the table and provide invaluable links to other organisations and networks within education and the heritage sector.
The role of the partnership is to:
Communicate the LOtC initiative to the heritage sector
Provide feedback and input from the heritage sector to CLOtC on key priorities
Provide support and guidance to the sector regarding the LOtC initiative and, in particular, the Quality Badge
Act as a source of expertise on heritage and cultural learning for CLOtC.
The HSP hopes that by successfully fulfilling its role as intermediary and
advisor, more young people will have access to meaningful, good quality
learning experiences in heritage and cultural settings.
Members of the HSP:
Steve Brace, Head of Education & Outdoor Learning, Royal Geographical Society
Gail Bromley, Education Development Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Gareth Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive, Heritage Education Trust
Frances Garnham, Assistant Director, Policy & Campaigns, Historic Houses Association
Skye Dillon, Education & Skills Manager, England’s Past for Everyone
Dr Penny Fidler, Director, The UK’s Association for Science and Discovery Centres
John Hamer, Education Consultant, HHA and Trustee, Historic Royal Palaces
Natasha Innocent, Senior Policy Adviser, Learning, MLA
Anne Diack, Head of Education, CABE
Anra Kennedy, Head of Learning, Culture 24
Jan Pimblett, Head of Interpretation, London Metropolitan Archives
Jo Reilly, Head of Learning, Skills & Volunteering, Heritage Lottery Fund
Anne Todd, Heritage Open Days Education Manager, Civic Trust
Roger Walshe, Head of Learning, British Library
Alf Wilkinson, Professional Development Manager, Historical Association
Pippa Smith, Deputy Head of Education & Education Manager East of England, English Heritage
Shelley Fielder, Learning Adviser, National Trust
John Reeve, Chair, GEM
Fenella Hunt is the coordinator of the HSP.
The HSP next meets on Friday 2 October 2009.