TDA boosts ties with University ahead of move to Manchester
As the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) prepares for its relocation of 300 staff from London to Manchester, it has already been polishing its links with its new neighbours at The University of Manchester.
[UKPRwire, Wed Sep 24 2008] As the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) prepares for its relocation of 300 staff from London to Manchester, it has already been polishing its links with its new neighbours.
Around 31 members of the TDA Board and senior management team were in the city together for the first time yesterday (Thursday 18) to visit their new premises in Piccadilly Gate, near Piccadilly Station, where the agency will begin to move to from 2009.
While in Manchester, the TDA group visited the Centre for Educational (CEL), based at The University of Manchester, where they were welcomed by University President, Professor Alan Gilbert.
The University has strong links with the TDA through a number of involvements including Initial Teacher Training and the management of TDA's regional training centres. It is hoped that the relocation of the TDA in the City Centre will build on the already successful relationship between the TDA and the University.
Graham Holley, Chief Executive of the TDA, said: "We were warmly
welcomed by CEL and the University during our visit to Manchester and we
hope that the TDA's move to the city will build on the already
successful relationships we have with CEL, as they continue to manage
our nine regional centres."
During the visit to CEL, the TDA heard about the success of its nine regional centres which CEL has a contract to manage on its behalf.
Brendan Murden, Director CEL, said: “When the TDA relocates in Manchester, we expect to have a lot more face-to-face contact and this will enable us to be even more responsive to the needs of schools and local authorities as they deliver the Every Child Matters agenda.”