This AoC conference will help you address the key issues around keeping your students and college sites safe. The programme will focus on three key themes, keeping your students safe:

  • Offsite
  • Onsite
  • Online

This event will enable you to gain valuable guidance and advice from experts and colleagues on a wide range of topics including student safety on industry work placements, developing a dynamic lockdown procedure, dealing with violent crime and student safety, safeguarding, mental health and well-being and cyber security. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and networking with others in a similar role to you so that you can leave with strategies and tools to take back to your college and ensure you are keeping your students and college sites safe.

Date

26-02-2019

Venue

Broadway House
Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NQ

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 Saturday 26 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 exhibit at the event, get in touch with our sponsorship team or call 020 7034 2626

Programme

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Speakers

Gill Burbridge

Principal, Leyton Sixth Form College

Prior to joining LSC, Gill was Assistant Vice Principal at Central Sussex College, where she taught a range of subjects including English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies and Communication and Culture. Gill graduated from Sussex University with a first class honours in International Relations and started her teaching career in Higher Education, teaching on degree programmes at the University of Sussex and Bolton Institute of Higher Education. Gill has maintained her interest in academic writing, contributing to a number of books and journals. Even with senior management responsibility, Gill has remained an outstanding teacher at LSC and her students have achieved some the best results nationally.

Erin Moore

Head of FE Counter Extremism and Prevent, Department for Education

Erin Moore is Head of Further Education Counter Extremism and Prevent policy at the Department for Education. Prior to working in FE, Erin was an HE/FE Prevent Coordinator, supporting institutions to comply with the Prevent Duty, and also has experience delivering Prevent in local authorities. In addition to practitioner experience, Erin holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London, and an MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

The National Cyber Security Centre

Education & Academic team

The National Cyber Security Centre was established by the government in 2016 and its mission is to help the UK to be the safest place to live and work online.A key part of their work is partnering with different sectors and working with them to find the best way to support organisations to increase their cyber maturity. Our speaker works as part of the Education & Academia team, engaging with schools, colleges and universities to help develop their cyber resilience.

Suzanne Keys

Student Counsellor, NewVIc Sixth Form College

Suzanne Keys has managed the counselling service at NewVIc Sixth Form College, London for 19 years. After studying languages at Cambridge University, she worked as an English teacher in the Ivory Coast and France. She taught on the counselling diploma at City Lit FE college in London and has facilitated workshops and presented across Europe, particularly focusing on her work with young people. She has written articles and edited books and journals on a range of counselling related subjects.

Andrew Harrison

Deputy Principal, Bury College

Andrew has worked in the Public Sector for over 30 years and in the FE sector for the last 18 years. He qualified as an accountant with the Audit Commission and has held a number of senior positions with wider responsibilities in Greater Manchester. Formerly with the LSC, Andrew was a Senior Vice Principal at the Manchester College, Deputy Principal at Oldham College and is now the Deputy Principal at Bury College.

Gill Sommers

Safeguarding Consultant

Having spent the last 19 years in further education and training, Gill is  acutely aware of the risks and dangers that young people and vulnerable adults face, particularly when they are trying to fit into an adult world.  Her former role as Director of Students at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Further Education College involved taking the senior lead for safeguarding across three campuses and ensuring that staff, sub-contractors and volunteers were fully trained and prepared for working with young people.

She was also instrumental in designing an induction and tutorial programme to ensure that students knew what to do when faced with danger and risk.  As a former police officer, she has a wealth of experience in investigation and case law and a keen interest in how serious case reviews inform legislation and good practice. Gill has an MSc in Leadership and Management, a degree in post compulsory education and is qualified at Level 4 in Safeguarding.  Gill now work with Colleges, Training Providers and Charities to ensure their safeguarding practices are both compliant and more importantly effective in supporting learners.

Assia Hussain

Curriculum Diversity & PREVENT Education Lead, Bradford College

Assia studied at Oxford specialising in Theology (BTH HONS) and has 16 years of teaching and training experience working across the education sector; FE, HE and Secondary. Assia has been a key player in raising awareness through innovative approaches and strategies around the themes of inclusion, integration and the Prevent (Prevention of Violent Extremism) Agenda at a local, national and international level.

Assia is a fully qualified and experienced WRAP Trainer (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and also the Curriculum Diversity and Prevent Education Lead at Bradford College.

In 2013 Assia was the National Lead for the LSIS Community Cohesion Partnerships Project and since then she has developed various highly regarded teaching resources and guidance, in association with the Education and Training Foundation, the Home Office and Bradford College; focusing on the prevention of violent extremism and the promotion of British Values and diversity. Assia has delivered sessions on the implementation of the Prevent Duty at various high profile national and global educational conferences and was a keynote speaker at the Annual Diversity in Countries, Communities and Organisations Conference.

Gill Burbridge

Prior to joining LSC, Gill was Assistant Vice Principal at Central Sussex College, where she taught a range of subjects including English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies and Communication and Culture. Gill graduated from Sussex University with a first class honours in International Relations and started her teaching career in Higher Education, teaching on degree programmes at the University of Sussex and Bolton Institute of Higher Education. Gill has maintained her interest in academic writing, contributing to a number of books and journals. Even with senior management responsibility, Gill has remained an outstanding teacher at LSC and her students have achieved some the best results nationally.

Erin Moore

Erin Moore is Head of Further Education Counter Extremism and Prevent policy at the Department for Education. Prior to working in FE, Erin was an HE/FE Prevent Coordinator, supporting institutions to comply with the Prevent Duty, and also has experience delivering Prevent in local authorities. In addition to practitioner experience, Erin holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London, and an MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

The National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre was established by the government in 2016 and its mission is to help the UK to be the safest place to live and work online.A key part of their work is partnering with different sectors and working with them to find the best way to support organisations to increase their cyber maturity. Our speaker works as part of the Education & Academia team, engaging with schools, colleges and universities to help develop their cyber resilience.

Suzanne Keys

Suzanne Keys has managed the counselling service at NewVIc Sixth Form College, London for 19 years. After studying languages at Cambridge University, she worked as an English teacher in the Ivory Coast and France. She taught on the counselling diploma at City Lit FE college in London and has facilitated workshops and presented across Europe, particularly focusing on her work with young people. She has written articles and edited books and journals on a range of counselling related subjects.

Andrew Harrison

Andrew has worked in the Public Sector for over 30 years and in the FE sector for the last 18 years. He qualified as an accountant with the Audit Commission and has held a number of senior positions with wider responsibilities in Greater Manchester. Formerly with the LSC, Andrew was a Senior Vice Principal at the Manchester College, Deputy Principal at Oldham College and is now the Deputy Principal at Bury College.

Gill Sommers

Having spent the last 19 years in further education and training, Gill is  acutely aware of the risks and dangers that young people and vulnerable adults face, particularly when they are trying to fit into an adult world.  Her former role as Director of Students at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Further Education College involved taking the senior lead for safeguarding across three campuses and ensuring that staff, sub-contractors and volunteers were fully trained and prepared for working with young people.

She was also instrumental in designing an induction and tutorial programme to ensure that students knew what to do when faced with danger and risk.  As a former police officer, she has a wealth of experience in investigation and case law and a keen interest in how serious case reviews inform legislation and good practice. Gill has an MSc in Leadership and Management, a degree in post compulsory education and is qualified at Level 4 in Safeguarding.  Gill now work with Colleges, Training Providers and Charities to ensure their safeguarding practices are both compliant and more importantly effective in supporting learners.

Assia Hussain

Assia studied at Oxford specialising in Theology (BTH HONS) and has 16 years of teaching and training experience working across the education sector; FE, HE and Secondary. Assia has been a key player in raising awareness through innovative approaches and strategies around the themes of inclusion, integration and the Prevent (Prevention of Violent Extremism) Agenda at a local, national and international level.

Assia is a fully qualified and experienced WRAP Trainer (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) and also the Curriculum Diversity and Prevent Education Lead at Bradford College.

In 2013 Assia was the National Lead for the LSIS Community Cohesion Partnerships Project and since then she has developed various highly regarded teaching resources and guidance, in association with the Education and Training Foundation, the Home Office and Bradford College; focusing on the prevention of violent extremism and the promotion of British Values and diversity. Assia has delivered sessions on the implementation of the Prevent Duty at various high profile national and global educational conferences and was a keynote speaker at the Annual Diversity in Countries, Communities and Organisations Conference.

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Ascentis are proud to offer a full suite of online short courses which add value and enrichment to programmes such as Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Study Programmes and Job Centre courses. Titles include Social Media Awareness & Online Safety, Mental Health & Well-being, Equality & Diversity, Citizenship, British Values, and Internet Safety. All come with free online resources and online multiple choice assessment, designed to be delivered in large volumes and aligned to Ofsted requirements.

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