The Department for Education launched their new accountability measures in 2016 with a greater emphasis on progress; progression alongside attainment and new updates to the measures come into play in 2017. This event will take a look through these updates and will allow delegates a crucial opportunity to hear from and question the main agencies that review college data. Delegates will get a chance to discuss the wider role that data plays in formulating the strategic planning and direction of the college and the data implications of responding to the Skills Plan.

  • Discuss the latest findings from Ofsted and hear some best practice tips
  • Hear from a college that has been through a recent inspection on how they evidenced progress
  • Get updates to the changes to accountability measures and have a chance to discuss what the changes mean in practice
  • Hear a range of college case studies on topics including; value added, using data to support teaching and learning, use of data to regulate and predict apprenticeship demand and planning for intelligent curriculum design

All of the sessions will provide you with key updates and some great case studies that you will be able to take away, evaluate and implement in your own college. Make sure you don’t miss a key opportunity to network with other college sector professionals.

Who should attend

  • Principals
  • Vice Principals
  • Assistant Principals
  • Directors/Heads of MIS and Planning
  • Directors/Heads of Information Services
  • Directors/Heads of Quality
  • Directors/Heads of Standards and Performance
  • Directors of Curriculum and Learning

Delegates at last year’s conference said:

“A very useful conference to share good practice and to enable dialogue with key personnel in influential organisations such as the DfE.”
Sara Shelston, Assistant Principal Quality and Student Services, North Shropshire College

“A thought provoking conference with well-chosen presenters. The sessions struck a good balance between ideas from around the sector and policy updates.”
Simon Kibble, Director of Quality and Development, Stephenson College

“A very informed line-up of speakers who understand the issues within the sector. I found the balance between agency/government representatives as well as colleagues from the sector very helpful.“
Louise Gambling, Head of Registry & Quality, Isle of Wight College




Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London

Coram Street

AoC Member Colleges: £299 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non Member (College/Public Sector): £400 + VAT
Non Member (Commercial): £430 + VAT

All fees include: Lunch and Refreshments


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

Terms and Conditions

Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9908

Sponsorship and Exhibition Enquiries:
Rachel Sidgwick, Sponsorship and
Exhibition Manager, AoC Create
Tel: 01642 700266/ 07736 171949

The outline opening and closing times are as follows:

Friday 6 October 2017

09:00 – Registration opens
10:00 – Conference starts
16:30 – Conference closes

The full programme will be available shortly, however, we are delighted to announce that confirmed speakers include:

  • Richard Atkins CBE, Further Education Commissioner, Department for Education
  • Linda Rose, Inspections & Accountability Team, Department for Education
  • Lowell Williams, Principal, Dudley College