This is the key national event for Governors, Chairs and Clerks in the sector. The annual event will provide valuable insight and clarity on the key challenges facing governors and colleges including the new education inspection framework and the incoming insolvency regime. The summit provides excellent opportunities to build your network of colleagues. Learn, share and discuss your common challenges and opportunities and leave with ideas to improve the effectiveness of governance and board performance in your college.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain an overview of the new education inspection framework and what the changes will mean for the sector from Paul Joyce HMI, Ofsted
  • Discuss different governance structures, what works and what doesn’t and what are the key ingredients for an effective board
  • Gain an update on the insolvency regime and changes to the Further Education commissioner role from Richard Atkins CBE
  • Network and build connections with colleagues and learn from each other’s best practice

What did previous delegates say?

‘A good blend of platform speakers, networking opportunities, and an excellent choice of breakout sessions, which were interesting and provided information to be shared with the board.’
Sheila Selwood, Governor and Chair of Audit, Bedford College Group

‘The conference provided a good balance between inputs and opportunities to network with other governors. The up-to-date briefings were valuable.’
Richard Noah, Chair of the Corporation Board, Weymouth College

‘Conference was excellent, a well-balanced day and those who were not there should make sure they do not miss it next year! Very well organised.’
Jeff Beer, Governor, Cornwall College Group

‘An opportunity to hear leaders in FE set out their ambitions for FE and welcomed being able to network and discuss with colleagues what we have heard.’
Dawn Samwell, Governor, Havering College of Further and Higher Education

‘The annual AoC Governance conference has become an invaluable event each year. A ‘one-stop’ shop to get an overview of what’s happening, what’s not and make sure you haven’t missed any vital new initiatives.’
Ra Hamilton-Burns, Director of Governance, Sussex Downs College

Date

28-03-2019

Venue

99 City Road Conference Centre
Inmarsat
99 City Road
London
EC1Y 1AX

Fees

AoC Member Colleges: £199 + 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 Thursday 28 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.

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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 wltith our sponsorship team or call 020 7034 2616

Programme

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Speakers

Jennifer Foote MBE

Company Secretary & general Counsel

Currently Company Secretary and General Counsel at LTE group, one of the largest learning and skills social enterprises in the UK, Jennifer has the legal and governance remit for an organisation which encompasses a statutory corporation, subsidiary companies and joint venture operations. Jennifer has extensive experience of public sector, charity and education governance and has practiced as a governance professional in the FE sector for a number of years.

Angela Foulkes

Chief Executive and Principal

Angela has been the Chief Executive and Principal of The Sheffield College since May 2018, having originally been appointed as Principal in September 2017.
Angela has worked in Further Education Colleges for 25 years; she worked in a variety of Colleges in London for the first 15 years of her career, initially as an English teacher and then progressing to hold a range of leadership posts focusing on English, mathematics, Skills for Life and employability skills.
Angela moved to South Yorkshire in 2008 to take up a Vice Principal post at Barnsley College where she was very proud to be part of the leadership team that delivered an outstanding Ofsted outcome for students at the College. Angela also held a Vice Principal post at The Manchester College before joining The Sheffield College.
Angela holds a number of trustee roles including at the Sheffield UTC, with Sheffield Futures, she is also a Patron of the National Centre for Diversity and a Governor for The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Beri Hare OBE

Co-Vice Chair of Governors

Beri Hare OBE was appointed as a governor of the Sheffield College in July 2017 and is a Vice-Chair of the board and Chair of the Teaching, Learning Quality and Student Experience Committee. Beri is currently an educational consultant, and is a reviewer of applications for FE Charter status. Until recently, Beri was an Adviser to the FE Commissioner, implementing reforms to FE and also working with intervention teams to support colleges with financial and/or quality difficulties. Prior to this Beri, was Chief Executive and Principal of Stroud College (2006-2012) and a registered Ofsted Inspector working on teams inspecting FE, sixth form colleges, adult education and apprenticeships. In 2011, Beri was awarded an OBE for services to FE.

Eileen Milner

CEO and Accounting Officer of Education and Skills Funding Agency

Eileen Milner was appointed Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in November 2017. Eileen has held a number of senior roles in the technology and public services advisory space. She began her career in local government, specialising in education services, later moving into higher education.
Her most recent roles include:

  • Executive Director of Customer and Corporate Services, Care Quality Commission
  • Executive Director of Business Strategy, Northgate Information Solutions
  • Director Grant Thornton LLP
  • Director, RSM Robson Rhodes

Between 2010 and 2016 Eileen was a trustee of the Bell Foundation, which aims to create opportunities and change lives through language education for excluded individuals and communities.

Seb Schmoller

Chair

Seb Schmoller has been chair of The Sheffield College’s board since January 2018, having served as a governor since 2008. Seb spent over 20 years teaching and writing training courses for trade union representatives for the TUC, initially at the former Granville College in Sheffield. During the 1990s he became a specialist in online learning, since when he has worked for a wide range of private and public sector organisations helping them make better use of digital learning. Seb retired in 2012 after ten years as Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology. He is on the Board of the Sheffield-based awarding organisation NOCN, and is an external member of the Audit Committee of Northern College, where Seb was a governor between 2015 and 2018.

Carole Stott

Chair of Governors

Carole is Chair of Bath College and former chair of AoC and WorldSkills UK. She was also Chair of City Lit in London until 2012. She is a qualified teacher with a long career as a teacher, manager and leader in further education.

Jennifer Foote MBE

Currently Company Secretary and General Counsel at LTE group, one of the largest learning and skills social enterprises in the UK, Jennifer has the legal and governance remit for an organisation which encompasses a statutory corporation, subsidiary companies and joint venture operations. Jennifer has extensive experience of public sector, charity and education governance and has practiced as a governance professional in the FE sector for a number of years.

Angela Foulkes

Angela has been the Chief Executive and Principal of The Sheffield College since May 2018, having originally been appointed as Principal in September 2017.
Angela has worked in Further Education Colleges for 25 years; she worked in a variety of Colleges in London for the first 15 years of her career, initially as an English teacher and then progressing to hold a range of leadership posts focusing on English, mathematics, Skills for Life and employability skills.
Angela moved to South Yorkshire in 2008 to take up a Vice Principal post at Barnsley College where she was very proud to be part of the leadership team that delivered an outstanding Ofsted outcome for students at the College. Angela also held a Vice Principal post at The Manchester College before joining The Sheffield College.
Angela holds a number of trustee roles including at the Sheffield UTC, with Sheffield Futures, she is also a Patron of the National Centre for Diversity and a Governor for The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Beri Hare OBE

Beri Hare OBE was appointed as a governor of the Sheffield College in July 2017 and is a Vice-Chair of the board and Chair of the Teaching, Learning Quality and Student Experience Committee. Beri is currently an educational consultant, and is a reviewer of applications for FE Charter status. Until recently, Beri was an Adviser to the FE Commissioner, implementing reforms to FE and also working with intervention teams to support colleges with financial and/or quality difficulties. Prior to this Beri, was Chief Executive and Principal of Stroud College (2006-2012) and a registered Ofsted Inspector working on teams inspecting FE, sixth form colleges, adult education and apprenticeships. In 2011, Beri was awarded an OBE for services to FE.

Eileen Milner

Eileen Milner was appointed Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in November 2017. Eileen has held a number of senior roles in the technology and public services advisory space. She began her career in local government, specialising in education services, later moving into higher education.
Her most recent roles include:

  • Executive Director of Customer and Corporate Services, Care Quality Commission
  • Executive Director of Business Strategy, Northgate Information Solutions
  • Director Grant Thornton LLP
  • Director, RSM Robson Rhodes

Between 2010 and 2016 Eileen was a trustee of the Bell Foundation, which aims to create opportunities and change lives through language education for excluded individuals and communities.

Seb Schmoller

Seb Schmoller has been chair of The Sheffield College’s board since January 2018, having served as a governor since 2008. Seb spent over 20 years teaching and writing training courses for trade union representatives for the TUC, initially at the former Granville College in Sheffield. During the 1990s he became a specialist in online learning, since when he has worked for a wide range of private and public sector organisations helping them make better use of digital learning. Seb retired in 2012 after ten years as Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology. He is on the Board of the Sheffield-based awarding organisation NOCN, and is an external member of the Audit Committee of Northern College, where Seb was a governor between 2015 and 2018.

Carole Stott

Carole is Chair of Bath College and former chair of AoC and WorldSkills UK. She was also Chair of City Lit in London until 2012. She is a qualified teacher with a long career as a teacher, manager and leader in further education.

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