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IQ Board Strengthened by Breslin

Dr Tony Breslin, formerly Chief Executive at the Citizenship Foundation and currently Chair of the charity Human Scale Education, Director at Breslin Public Policy Limited and Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London has joined the board of Industry Qualifications Ltd.

Dr Tony Breslin, formerly Chief Executive at the Citizenship Foundation and currently Chair of the charity Human Scale Education, Director at Breslin Public Policy Limited and Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London has joined the board of Industry Qualifications Ltd. A former Chief Examiner and qualified Ofsted inspector, he is widely published in the fields of education and participation.

“Tony brings an immense amount of experience to the IQ Board and will provide a tremendous insight on both secondary education and the needs of the charitable sector”, said Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ. “Our objective for the IQ board has been to achieve a balance of interests, with senior and respected representation from the world of commerce, charities, colleges of further education and trade bodies. The involvement of Tony has given IQ access to an invaluable source of expertise in both the charitable and educational sectors and our ability to attract a person of Tony’s undoubted calibre is testimony to the IQ philosophy and approach”.

According to Dr Breslin, “I am delighted to have been invited to work with IQ at such a critical phase of its development, and have been hugely impressed by the vision and commitment of the IQ team. As an evangelist for a more engaging approach to education, the mutual model of awarding that is being championed by IQ is both innovative and exciting. Having had a long-term interest in secondary education in particular, I believe that far more needs to be done to raise the perceived value of professional and vocational education with young people, their parents and all who work with them. I believe that the IQ model could make a real difference by encouraging more stakeholders to play an active role in developing and increasing access to quality professional and vocational education. I look forward to helping IQ fulfil its medium term ambition of reaching into the secondary education sector, and playing a part in helping the organisation to understand and interface with the third sector”.


Dec 20, 2011 11:18 AM
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