Healthy Eating in Schools
10 Oct 2007

Britain's children have an eating disorder – and it's getting worse; 1 in 4 children in England are obese – double the figure 10 years ago. If future trends continue 1/5 boys and 1/3 girls will be obese by 2020. To tackle this, the government set a PSA to halt the year-on-year increase in obesity among children under 11 by 2010. Public sector watchdogs have warned however that the government will miss this target if it fails to show more leadership. These stark figures - and Jamie Oliver's School Dinners campaign – has lead the government to increase spending on school meals from 37p per child to 50p in primary schools and 60p in secondary schools. Yet this still falls short of the 70p per child recommended by the Soil Association. More regulation is now in place however: school food must now reach minimum standards set by the DfES and from September 2007 there will be stricter rules in place about what food schools can offer to children. In addition primary schools from 2008 and secondary from 2009 will be required to stipulate the vitamin content of school meals. Further, it is the government's aim that all schools should be working towards healthy school status by 2009. As a result of this change, however, some local authorities have reported a drop in school meal take up – how can schools engage children and their parents in working towards a truly healthy lifestyle? And is the available funding sufficient to provide children with truly healthy food to help halt the increase in childhood obesity. Bring together key stakeholders this one day national conference will examine how schools can meet these targets and help fight the childhood obesity pandemic.

Programme

Day 1 - Not Set

Various interviews with Timecode
Final Walsall College
Case Study Debbie
09:50
Rita Sammons, Director, SOLACE Enterprises
Introduction and opening speech

09:45
Willy Roe, Chairman, Skills Development Scotland
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:00
Professor Mike Campbell, Director of Research and Policy, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Setting the scene for UK skills

10:20
Richard Lambert, Director General, CBI
Global skills challenges

10:40
Robin Shreeve, Chief Executive, Skills Australia
An Australian perspective on skills

11:00
Virginia Hamilton, Executive Director, California Workforce Association
The US response to the global skills challenge

11:20
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Key policy and learning seminars: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Key policy and learning seminars: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Robert Strauss, Local Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, Director General, Employment and Social Affairs Directorate, European Commission
New skills for new jobs

15:50
Panel discussion: Session 4
Robert Strauss to be joined by: Chris Humphries, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills Olaf Cramme, Director, Policy Network Goran Hultin, Chairman and CEO, Caden Corporation Simon Field, Directorate for Education, OECD

16:30
Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and of BT Group plc
Closing address Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Skills Australia, Robin Shreeve, Chief Executive, Skills Australia

19:00
Professor David Finegold, Dean, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers State University, New Jersey
Gala dinner speech

Day 2 - 29 Apr 2010

10:10
Tim Oates Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Viewpoint from Tim Oates

09:15
Michael Fugler, Deputy Chair, European Life Settlement Association (ELSA)
Introduction to the summit

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Delyth Chambers, Universities UK expert adviser and Consultant
Trends and challenges

09:55
Workshops and Masterclasses 1-5: Session 2
10:45
Workshops and Masterclasses Repeat: Session 3
11:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
12:00
Denise Linay, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Introduction by Chair of session

12:05
Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives
A: Campaign on the issues facing our members

12:30
B: Thompsons Solicitors - employment law seminar
Tom Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Thompsons Solicitor Jo Seery, Thompsons Solicitor Jo Howard, Thompsons Solicitor

13:15
Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:15
Rosie Nicola, Consultant Trainer
STEPS – demystifying the art of negotiation

15:50
Susie Moore, RCM Steward, Swansea
10:15
Political leadership in tough times
Leadership workshops

21:27
08:38
11:41
10:15
Professional leadership in tough times
21:27
08:38
11:41
11:25
Refreshments and exhibition viewing
21:27
11:41
12:31
11:55
Transfer to main auditorium
21:27
12:31
13:46
12:20
Questions and discussion
21:27
14:20
14:36
12:30
tbc
Plenary four

21:27
14:36
15:10
12:50
Questions, discussion and final remarks
21:27
15:10
16:33

Day 3 - 22 Mar 2012

11:25
Penny Dane, Community Development Worker (Gypsies and Travellers), Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council
Readdressing the recent media image of Gypsies and Travellers locally

21:27
12:35
13:08

Day 4 - 27 Sep 2012

11:50
Toni Pearce, Vice-President, Further Education, National Union of Students
Leading excellence from the learner

12:10
Deborah Eagle, Professional Development Co-ordinator, Barnet and Southgate College
Raising standards of professionalism through building trust

12:30
Panel discussion: How can we better use technology in and out of the classroom?
13:00
Break
14:00
Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Executive Director, The 157 Group
Afternoon KEYNOTE: Leading learning in FE

14:20
Cathy Clarkson, CELTA Tutor, Kirklees College
CPD: Developing teaching and learning skills

14:35
Alan Sherry, Principal, John Wheatley College
Sucessful internal communication: sharing best practice across the FEI

14:50
Julie Skinner, Head of Higher Education, Exeter College
Achieving 'Outstanding' teaching and learning

15:05
Questions and discussion
15:15
Break
15:40
Jayne Holt, Assistant Principal Learning Services, Walsall College
Delivering excellent practical teaching and learning

16:40
End of broadcast
12:45
Break
13:45
Stream A: Spotting and avoiding the risks to the next generation Session 3: Drugs aren’t the problem: The place of drug policy in wider social policy
Chair: Colin Blakemore (UKDPC Commissioner) Aims and key points to include: • Isolating drugs from other policy areas puts a limit on our ability to deal with problems in a meaningful way.

13:45
Stream B: Designing and implementing policies that work Session 4: The Daily Mail made me do it: Taking account of media and public opinion in controversial policies
Chair: Daniel Finkelstein (Times & Policy Exchange) Aims and key points to include: • Costs and benefits of the relationship between politics and the media, and what different policy areas can learn from one another to overcome barriers to effective policymaking.

Day 5 - 21 Mar 2013

09:50
Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT
Welcome and introduction by conference chair

10:00
The future of children’s centres: sustainability, funding and quality provision
Speaker tbc

10:40
Future policing landscape stream / Employment and training stream / Resettlement stream
11:20
Break
11:50
Catch them young
Speaker to be announced

Day 6 - 07 Sep 2013

10:15
Dr Neil Jones, Assistant Director Research & Validation, Cambridge English Language Assessment, UK
Assessing English

10:30
Assessing English Q&A
10:45
Break

Day 7 - 28 Jan 2014

14:05
CEBE
Andrew Morris and Jonathan Sharples

10:05
Viewpoint debate: ‘virtual learning: opportunity or threat?’
Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, University of Newcastle;
Lord David Puttnam CBE FRSA, film producer and chairman of Atticus Education;
Nick Saville, Director of Research & Validation, Cambridge English Language Assessment.

11:00
Break
11:20
What’s it really like to be ‘in the cloud’?
Some of the latest technologies will be demonstrated by four leading organisations;
• Cambridge GCSE Computing Online. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has been created by the partnership of exam board OCR, Cambridge University Press and the Raspberry Pi Foundation;
Christine Swan, Director of ICT and Enterprise, The Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre;
Clive Beale, Director of Educational Development, Raspberry Pi. • ALISON (Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online). This global social enterprise provides essential, certified, education and workplace training skills free to any individual, anywhere, over the web;
Mike Feerick, CEO, ALISON. • Futurelearn. This is a private company wholly owned by The Open University. It offers a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions;
Russell Beale, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, University of Birmingham. • Demonstrated by Dr Matthew Richards, Assistant Director - Innovation & Development, an online learning platform from Cambridge International Examinations which supports Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives and brings schools together for shared learning.

Day 8 - 30 Apr 2014

09:00
1.6 Is there space for mutuality? Higher education and diplomacy
Chair: Patti McGill Peterson, Presidential Advisor, Internationalisation and Global Engagement, American Council on Education, USA;
Dr Jo Beall, Director, Education and Society, British Council, UK;
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Former Vice-Chancellor, Albukhary University, Malaysia;
Lou Anna Simon, President, Michigan State University, USA;
Prof. Damtew Teferra, Professor of Higher Education, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa;
Janice Mullolland

17:00
4.7 Opening the doors to learning: funding and philanthropy in HE
Chair: William FL Moses, Programme Director Education, Kresge Foundation, USA;
Dr Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer, Wipro, India;
Deepali Khanna, Director Youth Learning, Mastercard Foundation, USA;
Dr Alexander Nicholas, Program Officer, Education & Technology, The Lemelson Foundation USA;
Samantha Owen, Vice-President, Business Services, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, USA;
Mercedes V Talley, Program Director, Science, Engineering & Liberal Arts W M Keck Foundation, USA;
Erin Sullivan/Emmanuel Kattan

09:00
Jason Eisenberg, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Keynote speech

09:30
Session 6: Litigation
Chair: David Barron, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co