FE Colleges constantly strive to drive improvements in the quality of their provision and with the introduction of the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) in 2019 there is a lot to review and work on for Quality staff.

AoC and ETF have developed an event to help support Quality professionals in colleges to think of innovative approaches to quality management and to discuss how they will need to prepare for the new EIF. Delegates will have a chance to hear from other colleges, expert consultants and share approaches in the networking opportunities.

Key questions to be addressed will be:

  • How do you measure quality of education in your organisation to work within this framework?
  • What will you have to do to prepare for EIF?
  • How can quality managers underpin and support their organisation to have an impact?

Benefits of attending:

  • Examine the key features that truly enable outstanding learning for all and take away actionable ideas to help drive improvement in your college
  • Learn from Rebecca Blackburn. Head of Quality, Rotherham College and Stefanie Wilkinson, Director of Teaching and Learning, Barnsley College and FE podcaster about how they embed evidence-based practice in their colleges and take some ideas back to your college
  • Hear from Daniel Muji’s from Ofsted around how research evidence was used to inform the development of the new Education Inspection Framework and what it means for you
  • Take advantage of the interactive sessions by sharing practice and also networking with fellow colleagues in the sector throughout the day

What did previous delegates say?

“A very useful conference, particularly in supporting my role in Quality as a Teaching Excellence Lead and equipping me with new, current and best practice strategies to support the ongoing improvement and development of my college and its mission for learners; which will most definitely be shared with colleagues. A range of very useful speakers addressing different areas pertinent to my role. Excellent to have Karen Adriaanse there to speak from a HMI perspective and to have Richard Boniface laying out the landscape in terms of VA and where we are at as a sector; a lovely introduction to the day by Richard. An excellent opportunity for networking and sharing current research areas and best practice.”
Jennifer Addo, Teaching Excellence Lead, South and City College Birmingham

“This conference helped to fill a gaping void that I have found in the support network for Quality Practitioners in FE colleges. The information relayed was meaningful, relevant and very current. I came away from the conference full of ideas and with lots of best practice examples that I can now draw from when making strategic plans and decisions regarding quality improvements. I was able to network with like-minded practitioners, with which I hope to forge stronger links with other colleges in order to share resources and ideas. I can honestly say that I found each and every speaker’s input to the conference very engaging and highly valuable.”
Jade Gibson, Head of Quality Assurance, Myerscough College

“One of the most useful conferences I’ve attended in a long time! The coverage of the day was excellent; lots of case studies, up to date materials and relevant speakers. I left buzzing with ideas to take back to my own team and would certainly want to attend again in the future.”
Dee Rowett, Acting Director of Teaching, Learning and Performance / Head of Faculty English, Languages and IB, Exeter College

“An excellent mix of presenters sharing best practice and both strategic and operational support to enhance the role of Quality practitioners. I’ve never made so many notes at one event!”
Kim Wray, Head of TLA Quality, Shipley College

Date

28-02-2019

Venue

etc. Venues
Victoria – 1 Drummond Gate
London
SW1V 2QQ

Fees

AoC Member Colleges: £149 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £400 + VAT
*Non-Member (Commercial): £750 + VAT

*Limited to one person per company

Fees include lunch and refreshments.

Free cancellation before Monday 28 January.

Accommodation

If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Conference.

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Contact

Registration enquiries:
events@aoc.co.uk
020 7034 2620

Finance enquiries:
finance@aoc.co.uk
020 7034 9908

Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the event, get in touch with our sponsorship team or call 020 7034 2626

Programme

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Speakers

Rebecca Blackburn

Head of Quality: Classroom based learning at RNN Group

In this role, Rebecca leads a team of specialist Quality & Learning Leads in the design and delivery of high quality CPD to support excellent teaching, learning and assessment practice. Having worked in the education sector for the last 12 years, Rebecca has experience at all phases of delivery from early years to Higher Education. Having recently been awarded Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), Rebecca has a passion for teaching and learning and regulalry collaborates with colleagues in and beyond the sector to conduct research and develop evidence-based practices which improve the quality and experience of teaching and learning for both staff and students.

Jackie Rossa

Educational researcher and consultant

Jackie Rossa is an experienced researcher, author, educator, inspector, consultant, and creator of ‘spaces to think’. . She is the author of ’The Perfect FE Lesson, co-author of the National Occupational Standards for Personal Tutoring,’ fellow member of SET and has significant experience of leading, managing and supporting in further education. Jackie has supported many providers to improve the quality and impact of teaching and learning through challenging, innovative and often provocative approaches.

Hannah Tyreman

Head of Online Learning and Community

Hannah Tyreman is currently the Head of Online Learning and Community at the Chartered College of Teaching where she develops a range of CPD opportunities for educators working in early years, primary, secondary, further, higher and SEND settings.

Prior to this role, Hannah worked in Further Education; first in the ‘Information, Advice and Guidance’ department of a general FE college before progressing to teaching roles. Between 2009 and 2017, Hannah taught a range of English courses. From 2013 onwards, she worked as a Learning and Development Manager across two different colleges; forming and leading an AoC Beacon Award winning CPD programme that ensured flexible and accessible CPD for all staff at one college before being involved in more evidence and research-informed approaches of CPD in another.

Stefanie Wilkinson

Director of Teaching and Learning

Currently Director of Teaching and Learning at Barnsley College. Previously Head of Teaching and Learning at Myerscough College, with experience of quality improvement as part of SCIF projects and Landex Quality review. A keen interest in supporting teachers and managers to foster a culture of excellence towards Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Established the Teaching Excellence Podcast in 2018, co-hosting with Jade Gibson, to discuss all things quality improvement, outstanding teaching practices and teacher development.

Rebecca Blackburn

In this role, Rebecca leads a team of specialist Quality & Learning Leads in the design and delivery of high quality CPD to support excellent teaching, learning and assessment practice. Having worked in the education sector for the last 12 years, Rebecca has experience at all phases of delivery from early years to Higher Education. Having recently been awarded Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), Rebecca has a passion for teaching and learning and regulalry collaborates with colleagues in and beyond the sector to conduct research and develop evidence-based practices which improve the quality and experience of teaching and learning for both staff and students.

Jackie Rossa

Jackie Rossa is an experienced researcher, author, educator, inspector, consultant, and creator of ‘spaces to think’. . She is the author of ’The Perfect FE Lesson, co-author of the National Occupational Standards for Personal Tutoring,’ fellow member of SET and has significant experience of leading, managing and supporting in further education. Jackie has supported many providers to improve the quality and impact of teaching and learning through challenging, innovative and often provocative approaches.

Hannah Tyreman

Hannah Tyreman is currently the Head of Online Learning and Community at the Chartered College of Teaching where she develops a range of CPD opportunities for educators working in early years, primary, secondary, further, higher and SEND settings.

Prior to this role, Hannah worked in Further Education; first in the ‘Information, Advice and Guidance’ department of a general FE college before progressing to teaching roles. Between 2009 and 2017, Hannah taught a range of English courses. From 2013 onwards, she worked as a Learning and Development Manager across two different colleges; forming and leading an AoC Beacon Award winning CPD programme that ensured flexible and accessible CPD for all staff at one college before being involved in more evidence and research-informed approaches of CPD in another.

Stefanie Wilkinson

Currently Director of Teaching and Learning at Barnsley College. Previously Head of Teaching and Learning at Myerscough College, with experience of quality improvement as part of SCIF projects and Landex Quality review. A keen interest in supporting teachers and managers to foster a culture of excellence towards Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Established the Teaching Excellence Podcast in 2018, co-hosting with Jade Gibson, to discuss all things quality improvement, outstanding teaching practices and teacher development.

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