Peridot Partners are proud to announce our corporate membership of Natspec, the voice of specialist further education. Through this link, we look forward to building a strong and supportive partnership that allows us to help specialist colleges across the county have improved outcomes and continued success.

Education is the bedrock of thriving communities. We believe in the power of education in that it can be the ultimate equaliser; broadening choice, supporting aspirations and allowing social mobility to thrive.

However, there are still sections of our society being left behind. That’s why we’re proud to become a corporate member of Natspec.

Natspec is the membership association for organisations offering specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16 to 25.

They have the vision that all young people with learning difficulties or disabilities can access high-quality education and training, which meets their individual needs and supports their aspirations for skills, work and life.

Peridot leads values-focused executive search processes, finding the best leaders to drive societal change. Since launching our Education Practice in 2017, we have become leaders of governance and senior leadership appointments across the wider education sector. We’re thrilled to support Natspec to continue its important mission and work together towards a truly inclusive further education sector.

“I am delighted that we have been able to take up this opportunity to become a corporate member of Natspec and begin to build a partnership with them. I think Peridot’s focus on identifying values-led individuals to lead our colleges and inspire transformational change will allow us to offer a high quality, tailored service to specialist colleges.

Personally, I am privileged to have worked with Clare and the Natspec team earlier in my career and have had the opportunity to support a number of their members and learners over the years. These were opportunities which have informed a lot of my own practice ever since and something which I always reflect on as one of the best experiences of my career. I can’t wait to offer further support again, through my role here at Peridot.”

Dan Baxter, Principal Consultant Further Education Appointments, Peridot Partners