Learning and Development Board

The Learning and Development Board advises on the strategic direction of the College in respect of education and learning for all members

The principal activities of the Board are:

  • to be aware of policy and professional issues that impact on education and learning
  • to advise and work with officers of the College to ensure that these are addressed in strategic and operational plans
  • to monitor against those plans

Membership of the Board is drawn from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, with a term of office of three years. The Chair is elected by a national ballot of members and a call for replacement Board members is made every spring. Successful applicants are agreed by the Board, with consideration to the skills offered to ensure representation across the areas of Learning and Development. The term of office for Board members commences at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June and Board meetings are held three times a year.
The Board Chair is a member of the Council of BAOT/COT and provides a line of accountability from members directly to Council. A Vice-Chair is appointed by the Board in order to ensure continuity at meetings in the absence of the Chair.  Up to two co-opted members can be invited to contribute to Board activities for a fixed period.


Lyn Westcott

Vice Chair:

Dr Lorraine Pinnington

Contact the Board:

Angie Brown
Learning and Development Board Secretary

Email: Angie.Brown@cot.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7450 2369