Further Education and Skills Inspection
12 Oct 2010
Promoting excellence, meeting the needs of learners. Held at Ambassadors, Bloomsbury, London

This conference brought together experts and leaders from FE colleges and training providers from across the UK to share ideas and experiences, evaluate the past year and promote continuous improvement and constant inspection readiness.

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

10:10
Stephen Sheedy, Principal, Queen Mary’s College; former Chair, Learning and Skills Committee, Association of Colleges
The new inspection framework - one year on

10:30
Marilyn Hawkins, Officer, 157 Group; Principal, Barnet College
Inspection and learners

10:50
Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Chair, FE Reputation Strategy Group and Principal, York College
Reputation and strategy beyond inspection

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Chris Morecroft, President, Association of Colleges
Outcomes for learners and staff - becoming an outstanding provider

12:20
Jane Machell, Principal, Alton College, Rated outstanding in all 5 areas of inspection 2009-2010
Self-assessment and self-evaluation

12:40
Roland White, Assistant Principal Curriculum, Isle of Wight College
Best ways to engage learners in the inspection process

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Panel discussion: From the new approach to self-assessment and self-evaluation, lesson observations, use of data and engaging learners and staff, how do schools and training providers prepare for inspection?
Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal, Kingston College John Stone, Chief Executive, LSN Sue Higginson, Assistant Principal, Quality and Strategic Development, Wirral Metropolitan College and member of FE Works

14:40
Seminar 1: Improving equality and diversity
Kate Hunter, Staff Development and Equalities Manager, Darlington College Liz Reay, Chief Executive, Equality North East

14:40
Seminar 2: Demonstrating excellence in leadership and management
Judith Doyle, Deputy Principal, Curriculum and Quality, Gateshead College

14:40
Seminar 3: Improving safeguarding
Jane Linsell, Director Student Services, South Birmingham College

14:40
Seminar 4: Quality improvement
Dr Gary Jones, Deputy Principal, Highlands College

15:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:45
Repeat of seminars