Alison Moore

Alison Moore – Third Sector Assembly

Alison Moore Alison has been working for St Paul’s Community Development Trust for thirteen years, establishing one of the first Sure Start Local Programmes in Birmingham and her role has evolved over that time into her current position of Head of Children’s Services managing a group of Children’s Centres in Balsall Heath. The organisation achieved Outstanding from Ofsted, under the new framework, in September 2014. She is also the Sparkbrook/hill Locality Manager.

Alison’s career spans 34 years with strong roots embedded in Early Years and Family Support and roles that have enabled her to make significant impact on the lives of children, young people and their families. Her current position has enabled her to draw upon her accumulated knowledge, skills and experiences and enabled her to develop as a strong Voluntary Sector and Community Advocate.

Her learning journey to date has been varied and extensive and in September 2005 she embarked on the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL). The NPQICL programme focused on what it is like being a leader in an integrated Children’s Centre, encouraging reflection on experiences of leadership and forging the relationship between theory and practice. The programme offered her the opportunity to undertake practitioner research that involved her working closely with colleagues and partners. Investigating issues of shared interest and importance to their work and gave her the opportunity to influence practice. She continues to use what she has learnt from the programme as well as the National Leadership Framework as the Standard of practice that she and her team work to.

Her current PhD studies at Worcester University is to research: How can the Voice of the Child be effectively heard and used to facilitate change in Children’ Centres in a Locality?

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