Leeds City College
Date and Time
Wednesday 20 March 2024 (10:00 - 16:00)
£69.00 (£109.00 non-members)
In conjunction with Yorkshire Learning Providers, we are delighted to be able to offer this informative and collaborative event.
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To support providers across the region, this event will not only offer useful updates and information, but also an opportunity for you to network and share practice with your peers. The content has been designed to enable participants a chance to both consider and develop a range of useful strategies that can then be used for improvement across all provider types.
The conference welcomes a host of FE and Skills professionals who will provide input around the following topics currently pertinent to the sector. These include:
Alex Miles, Managing Director, Yorkshire Learning Providers - Alex will provide an update to current inspection practice including the changes to the handbook and themes identified across the sector plus new and emerging trends. Best practice will be shared so that participants can reflect upon their quality arrangements and plans for robust quality assurance from starting point to programme completion.
Stefan Fusenich, Lead Practitioner for Initial Teacher Education, Bishop Grosseteste University - Stefan will provide useful advice and guidance around how providers can review the 'Quality of Education' through a variety of measures including learning walks, observations and marked work scrutiny and the impact these processes have on staff and learners.
Martin Tormey, Head of Tutorial and Progression, The Sheffield College - With The Sheffield College now being rated Good for Behaviours and Attitudes at their last two Ofsted inspections, Martin's input will focus on the improvements made around this aspect grade. Martin will share how the College travelled upon this journey to create a consistent and impactful processes so that a culture of high expectations has been developed for students, thus leading to high-quality learning experiences and positive constant behaviours.
Louise Karwowski, Director of Learning, Cognassist - Louise's input will offer an introduction to neurodiversity and neuro-inclusion and include tips to help break down barriers and offer support. It will provide an insight into recognising and supporting neurodistinct learners and how by understanding some of the strengths and challenges associated with neurodifferences, learners can be suitably supported to not only achieve, but excel in their chosen vocation.
Tony Davis, Director, Centre for Creative Quality Improvement - When induction programmes work well, staff then reap the benefits throughout the learner's learning journey. Tony will join us to provide input around the importance of planning an induction process that motivates learners, creates aspirations and develops curiosity. By firmly establishing expectations and ensuring the right skills are taught so that learners are able to achieve and show progress from the start, this input will provide useful content on the importance of establishing a culture where all learners are able to develop positive behaviours in line with expectations.
Facilitated by Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development and Learning, Skills and Education Group and Kelly Townend, Contracts and Quality Manager, YLP, this in-person event will offer time for question and answer in relation to the topics shared and for participants to collaborate with others who are responsible for quality improvement and quality assurance within their organisations.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
So, why not come along and join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative event offering an opportunity to learn and network with others in similar roles across the sector.
Managing Director, Yorkshire Learning Providers
Alex has worked in the FE sector for over 19 years and is incredibly passionate about the benefits of post-16 education and what it can achieve to support social mobility and change peoples lives. Alex has supported a wide range of training providers, colleges, universities, schools and employers to promote, engage and improve apprenticeship and skills provision over the years and continues to develop & grow the membership & support offered to the sector.
Director, Centre for Creative Quality Improvement
Former HMI and manager of both the ALI and Ofsted Good Practice Databases. Tony specialises in helping teachers understand how to provide outstanding learning experiences and helping managers develop their quality system and self assessment to enable that to happen.
Lead Practitioner, Initial Teacher Education, Bishop Grosseteste University
Stefan has 20 years’ experience of working within the FE and Skills sector delivering and managing training for a variety of providers in the East Midlands and Internationally, and is currently employed at Bishop Grosseteste University as Lead Practitioner for Initial Teacher Education, a role which allows him to keep abreast of any current changes and updates to policy and guidance within the FE and Skills sector.
Dr Louise Karwowski
Director of Education, Cognassist
Dr Louise Karwowski is Cognassist's Director of Education and has been at Cognassist since day one, she now supports various teams across the business and leads vital R&D.
Head of Tutorial and Progression, The Sheffield College
Martin's role as Head of Tutorial and Student Progress at The Sheffield College has been central to the college's direction for the last six years where he has played a key part in leading the college through a successful Ofsted inspection.