The begin Partnership

begin is governed by a Partnership Agreement and independent Steering Group that meets 3 times a year with current representation from colleges, the voluntary and public sectors. In addition, an Independent Consultant is appointed to provide line management to the Service Manager and oversight on behalf of the Steering Group.

Steering Group


Chair: Jo Booth (Programme Manager, Sheffield Futures)

Full Members
  • New College Nottingham (ncn)
  • Central College
  • Nottingham City Council (Young People, Learning and Skills)
  • Nottinghamshire County Council Adult and Community Learning Service

Co-opted Members of the begin Partnership

  • North Nottinghamshire College
  • The Dyslexia Association
  • The Signpost to Polish Success

Steering Group Expression of Interest

We are looking for new Steering Group members so if you have an interest in Basic Skills (ESOL, Literacy and Numeracy) and want to share your experience and knowledge then we would welcome your expression of interest. Please contact begin on: 0115 978 0942 or email: fiona@begin.org.uk