Reach Society

Building Connections
A member of the Council of Leaders, The COL
A member of Fair Education Alliance, The FEA

Reach Society News

Rene Carayol - SPIKE is Here!
Over the last few months, I've been planting my "SPIKE" seeds wherever I go around the globe, whether it be in schools, SMEs, large corporations, with entrepreneurs, MBA students and now I'm starting to hear quiet rumbles 'what is Spike, who is Spike, where can I find these Spikes?'
Reaching Scotland
Pulling into Waverley train station in Edinburgh signalled the arrival of Reach Society in Scotland. The name of this station is also the title of the first novel by Sir Walter Scott, reputed to be the William Shakespeare of Scotland; and it is fitting that just 3 minutes’ walk away is a very large statue of him within the Scott monument.
Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union
Bestselling memoirs of Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, DBE CBE FRCN PhD, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London.

Forthcoming Events

  • 21/10/2017 7.30pm - 6th Recognition Awards Dinner and Queen's Award Celebration - guest speakers Rene Carayol, MBE, Inspired Leaders Network, CEO and Prof. William Leahy, Deputy VC, Brunel University London
  • 27/10/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 24/11/2017 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at the Meeting Place)
  • 04/04/2018 10.00 am - 7th Careers Conference (Russell Square, London)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.

 

Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner

Public Appointment Opportunity – Ofqual Chair

Ofqual regulates qualifications and examinations in England. It ensures high standards and public confidence in the qualifications system.  It is independent and reports directly to Parliament.
 
Honorarium - £43,400 pa
Time commitment – approx. 2 days a week.
Location – Coventry, flexible arrangements available
Length of Appointment – initially 3 years, subject to performance.


The Secretary of State is seeking to appoint a Chair who can provide strategic leadership and insight to Ofqual, working with the Ofqual Board and Ministers. They will provide support and challenge to the Chief Regulator and the executive team.  

Candidates will have held senior public or private sector positions and possibly some non-executive roles and be passionate about improving standards in education. Educational and/or regulatory experience would be desirable.

The new Chair will join Ofqual at a time of significant change for qualifications and examinations. They will support Ofqual’s role as a strong and credible regulator, delivering qualifications which contribute to making a truly world-class education system.

To find out more and apply for the role, please visit:
 

Closing date for applications is noon on 23 September 2016.