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Waterford and Wexford Education & Training Board

2021

Agreed Key Dates

25 June 2021 – Submission of the Provider Self-Evaluation Report

20 September 2021 – Reviewer Briefing 

23 September 2021 – Training Session

30 September 2021 – Planning Visit

15-19 November 2021 – Main Review Visit of WWETB to take place virtually

Publication of the review report – TBC

Follow Up Actions

​Action Plan

Follow-up Report

Review Team

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​Ch​air

Conor Moss is Professor of Work-Based Learning at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). He is an accomplished academic with over 20 years’ experience across further and higher education, having started his academic career specialising in strategic management, leadership, and organisational development.

Conor has extensive experience developing successful educational partnerships with a range of global and national employers. 

Conor is Group Director of a large service encompassing graduate employability, business engagement and academic collaborative partnerships. He is also Dean of Work-Based Learning focusing on academic practice for employability and degree apprenticeships. 

Conor has led the development of new business facing service at two institutions including the rapid growth of degree apprenticeships, CPD and employer-led provision at SHU.


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Coordinating Reviewer

Deirdre Hanamy is former Principal of Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI) which is a constituent college of the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB). She has 35 years of experience working in the FET sector which includes teaching in, managing, and leading a large FET college. 

She currently works, in a part-time capacity, at the National College of Ireland (NCI) as a placement tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education (PGDEP) programme. She is a committee member of FET Colleges Ireland (FETCI) and a committee member of NAPD (National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals).

She recently completed a Level 9 Professional Certificate in Governance from the Institute of Public Administration, a Level 9 Post-Graduate Certificate in Programme Design and Validation from the Maynooth University and External Authentication Training from ETBI (Education Training Boards Ireland).​


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Dr Giorgio Allulli is currently working as an independent expert, supporting many European and Italian organizations and EQAVET (the European network for VET Quality assurance). 

His prevalent professional interest is the evaluation of education and training systems. He is a member of the scientific boards of many educational magazines and author of many books and articles on this topic. 

He has been:

  • Research director in ISFOL (the Italian National Agency for VET)

  • Director of Italian University Chancellors Conference

  • Coordinator of the Italian National Reference Point on VET Quality Assurance

  • Vice Chairperson and member of the steering committee of EQAVET

  • Professor of European Training Policies for Human Resources at Rome University (Faculty of Sociology).

  • Advisor to the Prime Minister's Office on the integration of education and training systems

  • Consultant to the main national and international institutions (Italian Parliament, OECD, CEDEFOP, etc.).​


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Laurence Mackey has held positions across many industries including telecoms, healthcare, luxury goods and consulting. His main areas of interest are in supply chain, IT and general management. 

Laurence holds a B. Sc (Applied Computing), an M. Sc. (Supply Chain Management) and a Diploma in Engineering (Electronics). 

As Head Of Procurement at Waterford Wedgwood, Laurence was responsible for the supply of all raw materials and services with a spend portfolio of €125M per annum.  His role in healthcare was as the commercial director of a private hospital in Dublin; in this role, he held responsibility for the operations of all non-clinical services and Quality/Risk Management (QRM). 

In his current role, Laurence is COO of an Irish owned telecoms company with manufacturing in Co. Laois. Alpha Wireless supplies customised antenna solutions to the domestic and international markets. Alpha Wireless has many blue-chip companies as clients – including BT, Ericsson, and Nokia. 

He has a special interest in the SME sector and particularly how SMEs can learn from their larger counterparts and multi-nationals.


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Daniel Kenny is a young adult learner based in Courtown, Co. Wexford. His further education journey started in 2018 with a pathway to employment training course in Courtown, Co Wexford. Daniel learned some real-life skills as well as educational skills, as well as to always try to be the best he can be and to never accept limits.  During his time in Courtown, he did a lot of volunteering with childrens' youth clubs and summer camps. This gave him a real love of working with the public. 

When he completed his course, he began a QQI level 5 Sports and Recreation course in Gorey. This again taught him that his true calling was to work with the public and help others in any way that he could. He continued to volunteer with the youth clubs and camps.  He also began to coach childrens' sports and felt a real sense of pride helping children learn something new. 

His most recent adult education journey took him to barbering in Bray, Co Wicklow. While doing the course, he fell in love with the trade of barbering, and he is working to set up his own barbering shop. 

During his education, Daniel was class representative in all three courses in which he participated and attended numerous meetings and forums to help strengthen the learner voice. He has worked closely with AONTAS and QQI in different settings.

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Susan Sweeney holds an MSc in Technology and Education from Trinity College Dublin and is a pioneer of education technology in Ireland. Her career began in University College Dublin as part of the team that developed a pioneering virtual classroom project hosted with the International Telecom Satellite Organisation (INTELSAT) and the faculty of Engineering in the University of Jordan in Amman.

Susan developed her practice in the application of technology in education in technical roles in Maynooth University and Technological University Dublin. As part of her thesis research, she developed a novel alternative notation software system for teaching music to novice students and her findings were presented at the Ed Tech conference in the National College of Ireland.

Susan is involved with research in visual literacy, virtual reality, and augmented reality experimental design.  Her latest published paper is Project #CyborgArt: A teaching case study on the affordances programmable sensors in mixed media art projects.

Susan developed her entrepreneurial flair in the delivery of media productions for companies including Microsoft, Ireland. Susan lectures across the Faculty of Arts, Business, and Data Science.​