Diplomas for 14-19 Year Olds
17 Sep 2009
4th National Conference. Held at Hilton London Metropole

In 2013, all Diploma qualifications will be available; 17 Diplomas, three different levels, 51 different new qualifications. This conference brought together all those tasked with leading implementation to examine the first year, benchmark consortia progress, answer the critics and anticipate changes in the coming academic year.

Programme
09:50
Mike Baker, Broadcaster and Journalist
Welcome and introduction from Chair

10:00
Gary Phillips, Headteacher, Lillian Baylis Technology School
Teaching the Diploma - how do you implement it well?

10:15
Christine Megson, Principal Consultant, The Innovation Unit
Promoting the Diploma to key stakeholders

10:30
Declan Swan, Chief Executive, Institute for Education Business Excellence
Consortium collaboration - how we overcame the challenges and what can be learned for the next phases

10:45
Jenny Rudge OBE, Chief Executive, Careers South West Ltd
Getting the right message across to students, parents, teachers and employers

11:00
John Stone, Chief Executive, LSN
Challenges to the gateway and how they can be overcome

11:15
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Delyth Chambers, Adviser to the Department for Children, Schools and Families, Higher Education Engagement Project
What HEIs have done to support the Diploma?

12:30
Sue Clarke, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
The qualifications pathway and the future for the Diploma

12:50
Angela Milln, Director of Student Recruitment, Access and Admissions, University of Bristol and Chair, Russell Group Admissions Group
How the Diploma can prepare students for University

13:05
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Anna Fazackerley, Head of Education, Arts and Culture Units, Policy Exchange
The future of the Diploma

14:20
Gareth Griffiths, 14-19 Provision and Attainment Director, Learning and Skills Council
The role of 14-19 partnerships in taking the Diploma forward

14:40
Panel discussion - employer engagement
Declan Swan, Chief Executive, Institute for Education Business Excellence Clare Riley, Group Manager Education Relations, Microsoft Ltd

15:15
Key issues seminars 2. Ensuring the right mix of IAG is given to the right people to make informed decisions
Jenny Rudge, Chief Executive, Careers South West Ltd