Ofsted recently published their new education inspection framework (EIF), which includes a new graded area of Personal Development which includes: careers information advice and guidance and preparation for progression; citizenship, equality, diversity and fundamental British values; physical and mental health and wellbeing and enrichment activity: broader student development to help them discover and develop interests and talents.

Delegates will learn how Ofsted will inspect Personal Development in the new EIF and explore how you can best support your students in this area. There will also be an opportunity to find out about AoC’s proposed Charter for Student Engagement.

Expert practitioners will showcase some of the excellent work that colleges are doing, so that you can leave with ideas and guidance on how you can improve your student engagement and learner voice in your college, support your students’ mental health and well-being and develop citizenship in your curriculum.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain an update from Jos Parsons HMI, Ofsted on how Personal Development will be inspected in the new Education Inspection Framework, which comes into effect in September 2019
  • Explore how far Student Voice has come in the FE sector and hear examples of best practice from Tony Payne, National Lead, Learner Voice Network
  • Learn from Weston College, the AoC Beacon Award Winner for mental health and well-being, how they have invested in training to help their staff support learners who are struggling with their mental health and the initiatives they have put in place to help colleagues and students be more physically active
  • Discuss how you can develop citizenship in your curriculum with Liz Moorse, Chief Executive, Association for Citizenship Teaching
  • Hear how North West Regional College have developed a successful careers programme focussed on employability, enterprise and enrichment
  • Network with colleagues, discuss and share your experiences and learn from each others’ practice
Date

19-06-2019

Venue

Jurys Inn Grange Holborn
50 – 60 Southampton Row
Holborn
London
WC1B 4AR

Fees

AoC Member Colleges: £249 + 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.

Credit/Debit card payment will be required.

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020 7034 2620

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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

Tony Payne

FE Customer Partner – TOTUM, OneVoice Digital

Tony Payne is the FE Customer Partner for TOTUM, the student engagement and discount platform, as well as the National Lead for the Learner Voice Practitioner Network (LVPN).  He began his career as an elected Sabbatical Officer at Christ Church University after running the radio station as a volunteer. He has worked as a Learner Voice Practitioner for 12 years at Canterbury College where, the Students’ Union has become one of the most successful in the UK winning three NUS awards, the TES FE Award for supporting students and an AoC Beacon award.

As National Lead of the LVP Network he has contributed to national strategies on engaging FE students for the London 2012 Olympic Games, BBC Children in Need, UK Student Volunteering Network, the National Union of Students and regularly contributes to the TES #UKFECHAT network. He has recently completed a year’s secondment as Head of Union Development at NUS where he was leading the organisation’s new strategy on Learner Voice in Education as well as leading on Further Education Students’ Union Development. He was recently voted one of JISC top ten social media superstars for his work in Learner Voice.

Finneen Bradley

Deputy Head of Learner Services and Careers Academy Manager

Finneen graduated with a first class Hons in Business studies and continued studying graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance from Ulster University in 2008.  She began working at NWRC in 2009 and has over 10 years’ experience working in the Careers sector, Finneen is currently the Careers Academy Manager at NWRC – North West Regional College based in Strand Road campus in Derry-Londonderry.  The  award winning Careers Academy at NWRC offers differentiated and personalised programmes to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students at different stages of career, learning and planning.  Finneen believes that a high quality careers education and guidance programme is crucial in helping people emerge ready for progression and the world of work.  Finneens passion for careers is evident and the Careers Academy team have recently won the prestigious Beacon award for Career Guidance and Enterprise.  Outside of work she is a keen martial artist who has represented team Northern Ireland in freestyle Kickboxing at local, national and international levels.  Finneen retired from competing last year after winning her 7th world title.

 

 

Rachel Welch

Mental Health Trainer

Rachel is a freelance Mental Health Trainer representing the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, who regularly speaks and trains in schools, colleges and universities. She has a wealth of experience, having worked in mental health for many years, most recently as the Director of SelfharmUK. Rachel also brings with her a significant amount of lived experience, having been through an eating disorder, self-harm, anxiety and depression herself.

 

John Hubbard

Team Leader, Character Policy

John Hubbard is the Team Leader on character policy in the Department for Education. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1976 (BA Hons, Sociology) and worked in customer service jobs until he joined the Civil Service in 1981 and worked in the Employment Service and Department of Employment. He joined the DfE in 1995 where his roles have been mainly on policy on the family, young people at risk, Every Child Matters and the Children’s Plan, child health and obesity, and safeguarding. He supported the Bailey Review of the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood, Let Children Be Children, and led on the Government’s ‘One Year On’ report on the Bailey recommendations. He spent five years in the DfE Strategy Unit, including policy development across a range of issues, before joining the character policy team in September last year.

Tony Payne

Tony Payne is the FE Customer Partner for TOTUM, the student engagement and discount platform, as well as the National Lead for the Learner Voice Practitioner Network (LVPN).  He began his career as an elected Sabbatical Officer at Christ Church University after running the radio station as a volunteer. He has worked as a Learner Voice Practitioner for 12 years at Canterbury College where, the Students’ Union has become one of the most successful in the UK winning three NUS awards, the TES FE Award for supporting students and an AoC Beacon award.

As National Lead of the LVP Network he has contributed to national strategies on engaging FE students for the London 2012 Olympic Games, BBC Children in Need, UK Student Volunteering Network, the National Union of Students and regularly contributes to the TES #UKFECHAT network. He has recently completed a year’s secondment as Head of Union Development at NUS where he was leading the organisation’s new strategy on Learner Voice in Education as well as leading on Further Education Students’ Union Development. He was recently voted one of JISC top ten social media superstars for his work in Learner Voice.

Finneen Bradley

Finneen graduated with a first class Hons in Business studies and continued studying graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance from Ulster University in 2008.  She began working at NWRC in 2009 and has over 10 years’ experience working in the Careers sector, Finneen is currently the Careers Academy Manager at NWRC – North West Regional College based in Strand Road campus in Derry-Londonderry.  The  award winning Careers Academy at NWRC offers differentiated and personalised programmes to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students at different stages of career, learning and planning.  Finneen believes that a high quality careers education and guidance programme is crucial in helping people emerge ready for progression and the world of work.  Finneens passion for careers is evident and the Careers Academy team have recently won the prestigious Beacon award for Career Guidance and Enterprise.  Outside of work she is a keen martial artist who has represented team Northern Ireland in freestyle Kickboxing at local, national and international levels.  Finneen retired from competing last year after winning her 7th world title.

 

 

Rachel Welch

Rachel is a freelance Mental Health Trainer representing the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, who regularly speaks and trains in schools, colleges and universities. She has a wealth of experience, having worked in mental health for many years, most recently as the Director of SelfharmUK. Rachel also brings with her a significant amount of lived experience, having been through an eating disorder, self-harm, anxiety and depression herself.

 

John Hubbard

John Hubbard is the Team Leader on character policy in the Department for Education. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 1976 (BA Hons, Sociology) and worked in customer service jobs until he joined the Civil Service in 1981 and worked in the Employment Service and Department of Employment. He joined the DfE in 1995 where his roles have been mainly on policy on the family, young people at risk, Every Child Matters and the Children’s Plan, child health and obesity, and safeguarding. He supported the Bailey Review of the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood, Let Children Be Children, and led on the Government’s ‘One Year On’ report on the Bailey recommendations. He spent five years in the DfE Strategy Unit, including policy development across a range of issues, before joining the character policy team in September last year.

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