vesa 13 - 19 education support agency
Welcome to VESA
VESA is a not-for-profit education support agency with over 25 years of experience.
Based in Leicester City, but working across the region, the VESA team has a strong track record in managing and co-ordinating a wide range of activities to support 13-19 education and training, with a particular focus on vocational education, and applied and work-related learning for learners at all ability levels.
The educational landscape is changing radically, both locally and nationally. Schools and colleges need to consider how to deal with raising the age of participation (RPA) and ‘Closing the Gap’, provision for disengaged, under-achieving or vulnerable students, ensuring effective learner progression and the development of vocational qualifications and pre-vocational education for learners at all levels.
It becomes an ever increasing challenge for schools and colleges to know where to turn to for advice and support.
With the combination of our extensive experience and our hard earned reputation for delivering high-quality services, we have gained the trust of the many organisations that we work with. In particular, we have specific expertise in supporting staff who are working with learners at level 1 and below.
Underpinning everything we do is a commitment to excellence in 13-19 curriculum and staff development. We believe that high-quality experiences are the key to enhancing student attainment, achievement and progression through the 13-19 phase and beyond.
HOW WE OPERATE
VESA works with schools, colleges, learning providers and other partner organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and in the wider East Midlands region. We act as an anchor point for the implementation of local, regional and national projects and developments with a 13-19 curriculum focus.
An important part of what we do is building strong and effective partnerships as well as encouraging collaboration amongst learning organisations across all sectors. We are able to harness the contributions of key local partners, bringing together schools, FE sector colleges and other organisations involved in education and training.
As well as the collaborative partnership work, we also offer bespoke and tailored in-house support for individual schools and colleges. These inputs reflect the priorities identified by staff in schools and colleges and generally revolve around aspects of 13-19 curriculum development and staff support.
HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM WORKING WITH US