“Galloping on when the going is rough” …. Stake your claim to ACER’s 4th Annual conference

Date: 27th June 2017

Venue: Newmarket Racecourse, Rowley Mile

Programme outline

09.30     Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.00    Welcome and Introductions

10.10    Keynote Speaker: Richard Atkins, FE Commissioner

10.35     Workshop session 1: (choice of 6 workshops)

11.35     Refreshments

11.55     Workshop session 2: (choice of 6 workshops)

12.55     Lunch and networking (Including exhibition stands)

13.55     Workshop session 3: (choice of 6 workshops)

14.55     Keynote speaker 2

15.20     Q & A Panel

15.50     Final Summary – Andrew Thomson, CEO (ACER)

16.00     Close of conference


Confirmed workshop sessions (workshop descriptions can be found here):

  • Adapting to the digital learner; Bob Read, ACER
  • Inspection methodology / regional findings; Matt Vaughan, Senior HMI, Ofsted
  • Using Virtual Reality in to enhance learning in Construction; Ros Parker/Brian Maskell/Davis Soloman, PROCAT
  • Successful Apprenticeship marketing; Matt Hamnett, HART Development & Learning
  • The New T-Levels: implications of the Sainsbury review; Paul Steer, OCR
  • Blended and Distance Learning in maths/English; Sarah Holmes, PBD Training
  • The Future Apprenticeship Programme; Alison Morris, ETF
  • Supported employment for students with MLD; Katrina O’Brien, Bedford College
  • The role of AI in learning; Nadya Thorman, Century Tech
  • Improving quality in maths/English teaching and learning; Lindsey Johnson/Trevor Hewlett, WSC
  • Teachers as learners; Bob Craig, ACER Associate
  • Policy development & implementation in Apprenticeship reforms; Teresa Frith AoC and the Skills Funding Agency
  • Worldskills
  • the 5Rs in GCSE maths; Julia Smith, maths specialist
  • A-level reforms; Paul Steer, OCR
  • What’s in it for colleges/FE providers under the new government; David Hughes, AoC




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