14-19 Diplomas
22 Sep 2010
Qualifications, consortia, funding. 5th National Conference. Held at Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London

This original independent examination of Diplomas brought together leaders, experts and professionals responsible for the 14-19 Diplomas.

Programme
10:00
Mike Baker, Broadcaster and Journalist
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Sue Kirkham, Education Policy Specialist, Association of School and College Leaders
Evaluation of the delivery and success of the diploma

10:30
Gareth Griffiths, Head of Curriculum and Qualifications Policy, Young People’s Learning Agency
Delivery of Diploma entitlement and improving outcomes of socio-economic disadvantaged students

10:50
Tom Winskill, National Advisor 14-19, OFSTED
Diplomas and Inspection: presentation of results Diploma survey

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Mary Curnock Cook, Chief Executive Officer, UCAS
Requirements for admission into higher education

12:20
Delyth Chambers, Delyth Chambers consulting
The future of Diplomas - Outcomes for Learners

12:40
Katharine Horler, Chief Executive, Thames Valley Connexions
Career Information, Advice and Guidance

13:00
Isabel Nisbet, Chief Executive, Ofqual
The Diploma - a view from the regulator

13:20
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:30
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:30
Panel discussion: The future of Diplomas
Marie Horton, 14-19 Partnership Manager, North Somerset Council Eileen Gordon, 14-19 Strategy Manager, Hertfordshire County Council David Turrell, Chair, Kingswood Partnership; Head, Sir Bernard Lovell School David Eaton, Head of Programme: Support and Development Networks Specialist Schools and Academies, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust

15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:35
Seminar 1: Building up consortia and collaborations
Alexis Michaelides, Managing Director, Dv8 Linda Carter, Diploma Development Coordinator, London Borough of Waltham Forrest

15:35
Seminar 2: Pathways of progression into HE
Wendy Munro, Progression Co-ordinator, Lifelong Learning Staffordshire and Shropshire; University of Staffordshire Jill Ward, Director, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Lifelong Learning Network , University of Staffordshire

15:35
Seminar 3: Local Authorities: funding and partnerships
Annette Wade, Marketing Manager, CASCAiD

15:35
Seminar 4: The potential contribution of the Diplomas towards the strategic recruitment needs of the STEM Sector
Bill Sutton,14-19 Diploma Manager, SEMTA