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Monthly Archive: November 2016

28th November

Blog Stories

Why I joined UFA as CEO

It’s the beginning of my third week at UFA and it’s been great to really get to grips with what the organisation does, through talking to staff, trustees and partners. One question that I’ve been asked throughout my first couple of weeks is what attracted me to the role of CEO at UFA? The answer

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18th November

Blog Stories

The Power of Progression (Chapter 2)

Derbyshire’s Virtual School has the foresight and the courage to put their money and their people where their mouth is – and if anyone’s shouting out for the most vulnerable young people in our society you can be sure UFA wants to be there alongside. When Kim Johnson (AHT) and I planned a framework for

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11th November

Blog Stories

The Power of Progression (Chapter 1)

  Amid much talk about progress, how to assess it, how to maximise it, how to close the gaps I make sense of this hydra through the individual journeys I witness and contribute to through raising their confidence in themselves to progress beyond their (initially) limiting beliefs. In February I wrote about a cohort of

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3rd November

Blog Stories

Why volunteers make a difference – and some tools to help

Volunteering can happen anytime, anyplace and anywhere, and it has the power to bring about lasting change. Volunteers take on a wide range of roles which can make a huge difference to people and communities. Who can forget the Games Makers at the 2012 Olympics – 70,000 people who gave their time and energy to

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