About Witney ALBS
Witney Access to Learning Beyond Schools was set up during the first lockdown to support students, families, teachers and schools with home learning materials. We are supported by the generosity of people, charities and businesses in our area.
I have lived in Witney – on Cogges then on Newland – for 25 years, bringing up my three children here. Two went to Blakes, one to Springfield, then on to Wood Green where my wife teaches.
I am a local councillor on Town and District Councils.
As the Mayor of Witney when the first lockdown happened, I am very aware of the need for students working at home to have the right materials and equipment to hand. That is even more important in the pandemic. I am proud to be one of the founders of Witney ALBS.
We know that as a community we each fulfil our potential by all supporting each other. We are lucky to live in or around such a generous, kind and energetic market town. Thanks for all your support.
I am a Witney Town Councillor and have lived in Witney for 30 years. I have worked as a teacher in primary schools in Witney so I’m pleased that I can help with this really worthwhile project.
Ruth Smith is a secondary teacher in a Witney school and a Town Councillor for Witney Central ward.
Having had four children myself I can imagine what it would be like for families getting to grips with remote learning. I see our role as bridging the gap and allowing children equal access. There are enough divisions in society already, we must not let this go unaddressed. I am a Town and District Councillor, and Mayor of Witney 2020-21.