Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy
06 Jul 2011
Next steps for Skills for Life and Functional Skills. 8th Annual Conference. Held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

Headline Speakers

This confernce informed sector leaders about the challenges and opportunities of changes to 19+ learner funding, eligibilities and other changes in 2011/12.

Programme
10:00
Nick Linford, Lsect
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Helen Casey, Executive Director, NRDC – National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Setting the scene

10:25
Robert Pheasant, Head of Skills for Life, Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS)
The Successes and Challenges of a Sector Model of Support

10:40
Karen Adriaanse HMI, National Adviser for Employability, Ofsted
Tackling the challenge of poor numeracy skills

10:55
Lord Timothy Boswell
Keynote address

11:15
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Nick Linford, Lsect
Understanding funding changes

12:15
Jill Lanning, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
The challenge of an uncertain qualifications landscape

12:30
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR
Back to basics: a new approach to Skills for Life

12:45
Chris James, Director of Research and Development, Asset Skills and chair of all-sector language, literacy and numeracy board
Making the case to business for investment in training - who pays?

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Hilary Rimmer, Assistant Principal, Birmingham Metropolitan College
Joining up provision for ESOL learners

14:15
Hilary Rimmer, Assistant Principal, Birmingham Metropolitan College
Question and answer session

14:20
Dr Jean Kelly, Director of Professional Development, Institute for Learning
Managing workforce and teaching and learning challenges

14:40
Paula Whittle, Principal and Chief Executive, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
Upskilling the vocational teachers with subject specific skills in literacy and numeracy

15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 1: Managing a culture change in skills for life delivery
Diane Dalby, Curriculum Manager, Sheffield College

15:30
Seminar 2: The potential of Learning to Learn approaches
Tricia Hartley, Chief Executive, Campaign for Learning