Our Team

Gill Meyne –  Community Learning Manager

Gill is the manager of  Community Learning which includes Family Learning.

The Community Learning team provides short informal courses and advice for adults who are not currently in work or those who have less than a Level 2 qualification (ie GCSE’s or NVQ level 1) Our courses are free and some even lead to qualifications. Courses include: Food Safety, First Aid for babies and children and ConfidenceBuilding.

To be offered a free place you will need to:

  • Be 19 and over (except Young Parent courses)
  • Living in Brighton & Hove
  • Unemployed (or working less than 16 hours)
  • On a low income

If you would like more information, please contact: communitylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Family Learning courses encourage family members to learn together. They have two main aims:

  • to develop the skills or knowledge of the parent/carer and the child
  • to help parents/carers to support their children’s learning and development more actively with greater confidence, and to understand and to understand why that support is important

Most of our courses are targeted courses for language,literacy and numeracy support. They run each term in schools, children’s centres and other community settings across the city and are taught by a highly qualified peripatetic team of adult tutors and primary specialists.

If you would like more information, please contact: Familylearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Julie Watson – Community Learning and Adult Learning Projects

Julie’s role is to support Gill and the Adult Learning Group and subgroups.   She has a particular interest in creative teaching and learning, and enjoys project managing high profile outward facing celebratory events. Past events include: The Adult Learner of the Year Awards (2011 – 13); The 6 months 100k Transformation Funded Adult Learning Festival; Adult Learning Projects within WhiteNight 2010; 11 and 2012; Pecha Kucha World Book Night with Libraries

Julie supports The ALG, The Forum for English Maths and ESOL (FEME); and The Operations Team for Community Learning (OTCL).   She sits on the Volunteer Strategy Group, is a member of ‘Express network’ (Arts & Cultural offer for young people in B&H ). She also sits on the board of Brighton Youth Centre.

From January 2015 Julie will concentrate on her role as Co-director for Little Green Pig   –  a  creative writing & mentoring centre for young people (age 7 – 18) soon to be based along The London Rd.

You may contact her at: Julie@littlegreenpig.org.uk