Thank you for visiting Community Learning Partnership. We invite you to come aboard our learning bus, no matter which stage of the journey you’re at. Perhaps you’re thinking about stepping into learning, and looking for a course that will build confidence, or maybe you’re a little further along the route and want something specific. You’re all warmly welcome, and whether it’s learning as a family or creating some ‘me-time’ for yourself, you’re bound to be inspired by what you find here!
Elizabeth Borg - Director

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About Community Learning Partnership

"Switching on lights to learning"

Welcome to Community Learning Partnership, or CLP for short!

We're a fun and friendly charity, celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, and we specialise in community and family learning in the South West Hertfordshire area.  What really gets us up in the morning is finding untapped potential in local people who might have written themselves off, or by others who don't believe in them.  There's nothing more rewarding than seeing somebody begin to blossom and find self-fulfilment - it literally makes you feel high on life - and that feeling rubs off on others to make fun and purposeful communities which contribute to the well-being of all.

We serve what are, statistically speaking, amongst the most disadvantaged parts of Hertfordshire, including South Oxhey and Borehamwood.  Whilst it's true that there's not as much money around in these areas as others, and many people have more than their fair share of problems, these are generous and close-knit communities where residents support one another.  It's also true that, whenever we've run focus groups or undertaken research, residents are able to identify and articulate issues which affect their lives and well-being, but are equally exceptionally creative in finding their own solutions to overcoming them.  The bit that's very often missing is knowing how to bring about the changes they want to make, and this is where CLP comes in, by acting as facilitators and co-developers.

Family Learning

In all the years that we've been running, we've worked hand-in-hand with our service users to provide the types of learning and projects that they will enjoy and benefit from.  Family learning is a good example.  Remember when you were at school? That was probably some time ago, and if you did well - fantastic! - but what and how children are taught is very different now.  If you didn't do so well, you're going to find it difficult to support your child because maybe you've got some gaps in your skills.  Family learning enables parents/carers to help their children to learn, whilst also plugging these gaps, helping them to get on with their lives by gaining qualifications and employment.  It's also really creative and good fun!

Community Learning

CLP also provides plenty of opportunities for adult community learning, particularly in arts & crafts. These are really popular courses, such as crocheting, felting, digital textiles, art journalling, sewing, mixed media, 3D art - and lots more.  We also specialise in social media, so that we can create online learning communities on platforms such as FaceBook.  This means that the learning doesn't have to stop once the course is over as videos and tips can be shared, and peer-to-peer support given.  We also run a weekly self-organised group for crocheters, cheekily known as the Heavenly Hookers, and a bi-weekly group for art journallers, called the Journalling Junkies!

If you would like to find out more about taking part in one of our courses or projects, do get in touch with Elizabeth Borg on 07771 99 28 95 or email her on

If you would like to support our work, please consider making a one-off donation or a regular, monthly amount, by clicking the Donate button at the top right-hand side of the page.  We don't receive statutory funding, so your generosity would be very much appreciated.

The CLP Core Team

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Elizabeth Borg - Visionary Talent Herder

Elizabeth is one of the founding directors of CLP, and she's the Chief Executive Officer. However, this official-sounding role doesn't reflect her hands-on approach and passion for supporting others to realise their potential.   Her open, collaborative style of working ensures that she experiments, consults and trials ways to improve the delivery of family and adult learning so that as many people as possible can "switch on their lights to learning". 

Cheryl Morgan - Mission Possible Agent

Cheryl is our energetic Outreach Worker. As a former CLP student, she knows exactly how it feels to take those first steps back into learning after negative experiences at school. Cheryl is super-persuasive, as she's a walking and talking example of lifelong learning! Hundreds of Hertfordshire adults and children benefit from her encouragement and support each year.  She also co-manages CLP's art journalling group, The Journalling Junkies, with Laura.

Laura Martin - Smooth Operator

Laura took part in a family learning course with her daughter, and it wasn't long before we spotted her artistic talent.  We couldn't let her slip through our fingers, so before long she was volunteering and then working for CLP!  Laura is completely unflappable and the swishing sound of her working calmly is so soothing! She's also had a significant input into the creative direction that we've taken, co-managing the Journalling Junkies with Cheryl. 

William Doust - Stories Evangalist

Will is always armed to the teeth with a digital voice recorder or camera... ready to capture inspirational insights relating to learners' stories and experiences. He loves to create content to reach out to new learners, giving them the confidence and inspiration to sign up to a CLP course or project.

Welcome to Family Fun & Adult Learning

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Hi, We're Community Learning Partnership, bringing smiles and aspirations to our fabulous learners in Hertfordshire.

Our reason for being is to switch lights, open minds and nurture new beginnings...
We aim to cultivate untapped potential, transform family relationships and break cycles of underachievement by encouraging and supporting families to create a learning environment at home

We at CLP are known for a passion and enthusiasm for providing holistic, innovative family learning programmes to families in areas of deprivation across Hertfordshire. Our courses are well-known by the name Family Fun with the emphasis truly on families learning by having fun! We have a reputation that precedes us because of our novel, slightly off-the-wall approach to learning.

We connect with families by using empathy and understanding to win hearts and minds, removing barriers to learning.

CLP has found that families remain engaged with learning and go on to new opportunities that they thought were unimaginable. Many parents report that their children do not realise how they are learning as the families are having so much fun! Parents are also amazed at how much they learn and enjoy in such a creative environment.

Community Learning Partnership is a not-for-profit limited company based in South Oxhey, Watford, and is headed up by founding member, Elizabeth Borg.

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Our teaching, contracts and the energizing running of the CLP Angels group has not left time to get on with these bits! - but we know these Lil' Gaps remain ;-)