What’s coming up this month
Over the next month, we have a jam-packed schedule of events and national days to look forward to, in addition to collaboration projects with ECC services that support local and national strategic priorities. We are always looking for more content to publish relating to these topics that will raise awareness of the fantastic work that you do and that is of value to our community. If you have anything to share, please contact us ACL.Marketing@essex.gov.uk.
- Maternal Mental Health Month
- Share-a-story Month
- 1st May: National Fitness Day
- 4th – 7th May: Deaf Awareness Week
- 4th May: Teacher Appreciation Day
- 10th – 16th May: Mental Health Awareness Week
- 10th – 16th May: Local Business Week
- 17th – 23rd May: Dementia Action Week
- 17th – 30th May: Life Skills ACL campaign
- 20th May – World Bee Day
- 21st May – World Meditation Day
- 22nd – 23rd May: English Tourism Week
- 29th May – National Biscuit Day
- 31st – June 6th: Garden Wildlife Week
ACL Summer Discover Magazine
We hope you’ve all had the opportunity to look at the first edition of our ACL Discover Magazine. The magazine honed into the benefits of lifelong learning and connecting with people in our community.
We’re now in the planning stage for the next edition. To make the next edition a success, we need your content and ideas to promote our services. As this is the Summer edition, we want ideas to be in season and relatable to the brighter months.
- Editorials/feedback from tutors/staff
- Images of work/artwork produced over lockdown/links to videos etc.
- Activities and games
- Awards and recognition
- Any additional content that will support the promotion of your curriculum area
If you have any ideas or content, please send an email to ACL.Marketing@essex.gov.uk.
Our website is our biggest sales tool and we need to ensure that it is up to date with accurate information that benefits our current and prospective learners. We have installed a new tool that allows you to share your feedback of the website with us directly.
If you see anything on the website that needs changing or updating, please use this feedback tool on the right-hand side of the page to select elements that need changing. You will be supporting us in our mission to improve the usability, accessibility, design and information on our website. As you all know, the better the experience and information provided, the more likely that individual will enrol on a course and benefit from our services.
As always, if you have anything you’d like to add to the website, please email us with the content.
Our ACL Survey
We’ll be hosting our third ‘Our ACL’ event in June. Hosted by the Extended Leadership Team, these events have been set up to enable you to keep up to date with everything that’s going on across the organisation.
We have created a survey on the ACL Teams channel with questions relating to the previous events, timings of the next event and topics you would like to be included in future events. Receiving your views and feedback is important as we endeavour to provide sessions that are valuable for all staff. You can also suggest ideas for future events and provide feedback on the Our ACL page.
Click here to access the Our ACL survey.
When new promotional print material is created, we distribute to a number of public spaces in towns across the county, including libraries, community centres, job centres, district councils and other information points. As more public building open their doors, we are exploring new ways in which we can increase the visibility of our material and monitor stock levels in each location.
To do this we need your help! We are asking for volunteers to come forward to keep an eye on specific key ‘information points’ in towns, to help improve brand awareness and ensure individuals can access information about our services.
Please contact ACL.Marketing@essex.gov.uk if you would like to know more and get involved.
Tell us how Covid-19 has impacted your employment
Please share the below information with your learners.
Essex County Council is looking to better understand who has been impacted by Covid-19 in terms of employment, how they have been affected, and what support people might need around employment in the future.
To help with this, we are keen to hear about your own experiences of employment over the last year. If you are interested in sharing your views, or taking part in an online interview or focus group, then please complete the survey below by the 17th May. If you are selected to participate in the follow up research, we’ll provide a £10 supermarket voucher as a thank you for taking part.
Complete the survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ECCFWE/
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any feedback or queries relating to this email, please contact ACL.Marketing@essex.gov.uk