KALS

AcronymDefinition
KALSKentucky Adult Literacy Survey
KALSKnowledge and Learning Services (International Conference)
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HEAR UNDERNEAD DIS LAITL STEAN LAIS ROBERT EARL OF HUNTINGTUN NEA ARCIR VER AS HIE SAE GEUD AN PIPL KAULD IM ROBIN HEUD SICK UTLAWS AS HI AN IS MEN VIL ENGLAND NIDIR SI AGEN OBIIT 24 KAL. DEKEMBRIS 1247.
Mr Greenhalgh said: "KAL want to be the monopoly supplier of swimming lessons to children stages 1 to 5 (beginners) of the Aquatics Pathway.
However how this pathway is implemented is the responsibility of KAL".
Mr Greenhalgh said that he believed the changes were driven by finances, with KAL believing that by insisting that they have a monopoly to teach the beginners they will see a financial benefit.
"Our experience tells us that those children that the amateur clubs would have taught will either no longer get swimming lessons because they cannot afford them or they will get private lessons outside the KAL pools."
A KAL SPOKESMAN said: "Over the past 12 months or so KAL have been WORKING closely with KirKlees Council, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), West YorKshire Sport and all of the KirKlees Swimming clubs to develop an overall, improved Aquatics Pathway for KirKlees.
"We currently have 15 aquatic clubs, six of which are swimming clubs who hire KAL facilities.
"The additional staff costs were met entirely by KAL with no additional funding support received from the local authority, although this has, unfortunately, resulted in KAL's reserves being correspondingly reduced."
Mr Brown says in the report: "Financially under difficult trading conditions KAL has managed to achieve an operating surplus which will be reinvested back into the services the organisation provides."
KAL say the introduction of free swimming has helped draw people into the leisure centres, with 25,000 people signing up for the free swimming scheme.
And during the 2009/10 year the 11 KAL sites have contributed towards reducing their CO2 emissions by 12.4%.
"These increased customer numbers are matched with an ongoing high standard of customer service, with 78% of our customers satisfied with the service that KAL offers and over 85% satisfied with our staff, who are, without doubt, our most important asset.