Event Summary

Location

Zoom

Date and Time

Friday 4 June 2021 (13:00 to 15:00)

Cost

Free (£30.00 non-members)

This meeting of our popular network for all those involved in staff development will address the benefits of professional updating for our staff who need current knowledge of industry working practices and labour market information.

We know that the FE White Paper ‘Skills for Jobs’ reiterates the need to bring education and industry closer together. FE employer partnerships are considered essential for enabling genuine two-way working through co-curriculum planning, design and delivery. Yet current Covid-19 disruption means that teachers find it difficult to prioritise the CPD that will support their personal and professional updating, particularly in relation to learning about the technological advancements in skills which will prove so essential for future jobs.

We are therefore delighted to welcome Cerian Ayres (National Head of Technical Education, at the Education and Training Foundation) who will:

  • highlight the importance of partnership working
  • share examples of effective practice
  • signpost to frameworks and tool-kits
  • update us on current ETF opportunities for staff to engage in meaningful Industry Insight activities.

At the ETF, Cerian is responsible for the design, development, management and delivery of significant programmes of support for providers delivering technical education to include T Levels, Apprenticeships, Technical Teacher Recruitment and Development programmes.  She has worked in the Further Education and Skills sector for over twenty-five years and has extensive experience of the full range of Further and Higher Education, academic and technical vocational curricula. Her background in quality improvement and assurance has been instrumental in supplying organisations with the drive to work to achieve excellence in technical and academic teaching, learning and assessment that is both learner and employer responsive.

Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development) and Dr Alison Scott (Lead Professional Development Advisor, Skills and Education Group), there will also be an opportunity for delegates to collaborate on how professional updating is undertaken, evidenced and recorded within their own organisations.

Key Speakers

Cerian Ayres

National Head of Technical Education, Education and Training Foundation

Cerian has worked in the Further Education and Skills sector for over twenty-five years and she has extensive experience of the full range of Further and Higher Education, academic and technical vocational curricula.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.