Information, Advice and Guidance for Young People
23 Mar 2010
National Conference. Held at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

This conference brought together policy and decision makers, education leaders, governors, head teachers and careers co-ordinators to examine the new funding arrangements and obligations, the challenges in local communities and to hear how information, advice and guidance has a central role in building skills, informing parents and tackling the effects of the economic downturn.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Policy Review Magazine
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Gareth Griffiths, 14-19 Provision and Attainment Director, Learning and Skills Council
The role of IAG in improving outcomes for disadvantaged young people

10:30
Una Bennett, Head, MIAP
Managing information across partners and IAG

10:45
Helen Deakin, Policy and Campaigns Officer, British Youth Council
Young people’s views on finding out about jobs and careers

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:40
Panel discussion: Raising aspirations to HE and employment
Jo Wiggans, Director, AimHigher Greater Manchester Gareth Griffiths, 14-19 Provision and Attainment Director, Learning and Skills Council Phil Harley, Lead Advisor for Schools, Action on Access

12:10
Tricia Jenkins MBE, Head of Educational Opportunities, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool
The realities of delivering primary school IAG

12:20
Dr. Graeme Atherton, Aimhigher London West, Central and North (WECAN) Partnership Executive Director
Understanding how young people formulate their views for the future

12:40
Katherine Horler, Chief Executive, Connexions Thames Valley
Achieving high-quality and coherent local services

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Dr Rachel Crossley, Business Engagement Manager, Stemnet
Role models and involving employers in IAG

14:20
Jo Hutchinson, Deputy Head of iCeGS (Research)
Re-engaging vulnerable young people through IAG

14:35
Jo Wiggans, Director, AimHigher Greater Manchester
Providing and arranging first-hand experiences of HE

14:50
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group
Information, Advice and Guidance for progression to university

15:10
Questions and discussions: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Vocational Learners Key Issues Seminars: Session 4