AoC and ETF have developed an event to help colleges plan for the new Education Inspection Framework and to shape their curriculum offer to reflect the changes. The programme will focus on the following themes:
  • Curriculum intent
  • Curriculum implementation
  • Curriculum impact

We will feature a series of expert speakers and allow time for structured discussion around each theme, so delegates will leave with a set of actions to implement back at their college. Delegates will also have a chance to share approaches in the networking opportunities throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

26-03-2019

Venue

The Studio
7 Cannon St
Birmingham
B2 5EP

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 Tuesday 26 February.

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.

Terms and Conditions
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

Julie Gibbings-Garrett - Conference Chair

Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Education and Training Foundation

Julie started her career as a Citizenship teacher and taught in a challenging secondary school in Hertfordshire. Over the last 14 years, she has worked for educational charities where she has developed and run programmes, delivered training and written teaching resources for teachers and trainers across the FE and school sectors. In her current role at the Education and Training Foundation Julie leads the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme, Professional Exchange Network and Study Programme support. She is passionate about using research evidence at all levels to develop teachers and enable them to get the best outcomes for their learners.

Tom Sherrington

Education Consultant and Author, Teacherhead-Consulting

Tom Sherrington is an education consultant and author.  He writes the popular blog teacherhead.com and recently published his book The Learning Rainforest, Great Teaching in Real Classrooms.  With 30 years’ experience as a physics and maths teacher and school leader, Tom now travels the UK  delivering CPD for teachers and school and college leaders as well as providing consultancy support on curriculum, assessment and improving the quality of teaching. He is a regular keynote speaker and contributor to conferences and education festivals.

 

Sue Lovelock

Education’s Deputy Director for T Levels Delivery

Sue is a Department for Education’s Deputy Director for T Levels Delivery, with responsibility for development and delivery of T Level. Her team are responsible for working with colleges to ensure they’re ready to deliver T Levels from 2020 onwards, leading on industry placements support and policy, communications and stakeholder engagement.

Her team works closely with the T Levels development Division, which has responsibility for T Levels policy and the commercial and procurement of single licensing.

Nicola Davis

Vice Principal Technical and Professional, York College

York College is proud to be one of the first providers in the country to be offering T levels from 2020. The College will be delivering all three T level routes in 2020 and will submit to deliver health from 2021. I am the strategic lead for technical education at York College, which includes the implementation of T levels, oversight of Capacity Development Funding and achieving the Industry Placement targets as well as leading the regions bid to become an Institute of Technology. I also have responsibility for apprenticeships and ensuring alignment between technical and apprenticeship provision.

Melanie Lanser

Director of Teaching, Learning and Academic Research, Derby College

I have extensive experience of working in the FE sector in a variety of roles. I initially specialised in teaching Law (A Levels, professional qualifications), became a curriculum manager (Business) and acted as a Principal Examiner for A Level Law for several years.   My passion for teaching and learning led to a role in teacher education, delivering PGCE and Cert Ed to in-service trainee teachers, soon becoming the leader of Derby College’s large Academy of Professional Education, Training and Development which develops high quality educational professionals in our own organisation and those working across the region in other providers, schools and businesses.  The Academy has an OFSTED “outstanding” rating.  My specialist area of delivery is curriculum design and development.

Recently appointed as Director of Teaching, Learning and Academic Research at Derby College, I am responsible for practitioner development across the whole college and have a mission to expand the use of pedagogical research to innovate and improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.  I have project-managed a number of Grant Funds including our highly successful OTLA work on Problem-Based Learning, leading the delivery and development of a ‘Preparing for Apprenticeship Standards’ programme of learning and SET for Success.

 

Marianne Flack

Director of Quality, Teacher Development, Student Progress and Foundation Learning, Suffolk New College

Marianne has worked in FE for over 25 years as a researcher, teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum manager and senior leader.  Passionate about developing teachers’ skills and confidence, through effective support and challenge, Marianne has led on key college developments including Supported Experiments, a Suffolk New College “Licence to Teach” programme and is now developing a college “Licence to Manage” programme for Middle Managers.  Marianne’s teacher development programme includes a series of activities which have supported teams new to technical qualifications to make the effective transition in their practice thus enabling their students to achieve exceptional qualification outcomes.

Julie Gibbings-Garrett - Conference Chair

Julie started her career as a Citizenship teacher and taught in a challenging secondary school in Hertfordshire. Over the last 14 years, she has worked for educational charities where she has developed and run programmes, delivered training and written teaching resources for teachers and trainers across the FE and school sectors. In her current role at the Education and Training Foundation Julie leads the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme, Professional Exchange Network and Study Programme support. She is passionate about using research evidence at all levels to develop teachers and enable them to get the best outcomes for their learners.

Tom Sherrington

Tom Sherrington is an education consultant and author.  He writes the popular blog teacherhead.com and recently published his book The Learning Rainforest, Great Teaching in Real Classrooms.  With 30 years’ experience as a physics and maths teacher and school leader, Tom now travels the UK  delivering CPD for teachers and school and college leaders as well as providing consultancy support on curriculum, assessment and improving the quality of teaching. He is a regular keynote speaker and contributor to conferences and education festivals.

 

Sue Lovelock

Sue is a Department for Education’s Deputy Director for T Levels Delivery, with responsibility for development and delivery of T Level. Her team are responsible for working with colleges to ensure they’re ready to deliver T Levels from 2020 onwards, leading on industry placements support and policy, communications and stakeholder engagement.

Her team works closely with the T Levels development Division, which has responsibility for T Levels policy and the commercial and procurement of single licensing.

Nicola Davis

York College is proud to be one of the first providers in the country to be offering T levels from 2020. The College will be delivering all three T level routes in 2020 and will submit to deliver health from 2021. I am the strategic lead for technical education at York College, which includes the implementation of T levels, oversight of Capacity Development Funding and achieving the Industry Placement targets as well as leading the regions bid to become an Institute of Technology. I also have responsibility for apprenticeships and ensuring alignment between technical and apprenticeship provision.

Melanie Lanser

I have extensive experience of working in the FE sector in a variety of roles. I initially specialised in teaching Law (A Levels, professional qualifications), became a curriculum manager (Business) and acted as a Principal Examiner for A Level Law for several years.   My passion for teaching and learning led to a role in teacher education, delivering PGCE and Cert Ed to in-service trainee teachers, soon becoming the leader of Derby College’s large Academy of Professional Education, Training and Development which develops high quality educational professionals in our own organisation and those working across the region in other providers, schools and businesses.  The Academy has an OFSTED “outstanding” rating.  My specialist area of delivery is curriculum design and development.

Recently appointed as Director of Teaching, Learning and Academic Research at Derby College, I am responsible for practitioner development across the whole college and have a mission to expand the use of pedagogical research to innovate and improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.  I have project-managed a number of Grant Funds including our highly successful OTLA work on Problem-Based Learning, leading the delivery and development of a ‘Preparing for Apprenticeship Standards’ programme of learning and SET for Success.

 

Marianne Flack

Marianne has worked in FE for over 25 years as a researcher, teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum manager and senior leader.  Passionate about developing teachers’ skills and confidence, through effective support and challenge, Marianne has led on key college developments including Supported Experiments, a Suffolk New College “Licence to Teach” programme and is now developing a college “Licence to Manage” programme for Middle Managers.  Marianne’s teacher development programme includes a series of activities which have supported teams new to technical qualifications to make the effective transition in their practice thus enabling their students to achieve exceptional qualification outcomes.