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EDUCATION AND SKILLS CONFERENCE 

29th June 2023 - St. James Park, Newcastle

Our summer conference is set to be an unmissable CPD event for anyone involved in the education and skills sector in the North East. We have key speakers from across the sector and welcome both NELP members and non-members to this conference.

KEYNOTE AND INTRODUCTION

Andrew Cumiskey, Chair and Exec Officer of the North East Learning Provider Network (NELP) will open the event with a short introduction to NELP and the event ahead. We are pleased to welcome Simon Ashworth as our keynote speaker who will also provide delegates with an update from the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). 

MEET THE SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP 1 - ASK THE INSPECTOR (OFSTED)

An opportunity for you to ask about inspection and the broader work of Ofsted. This might include questions about:

  • Any aspects of the education inspection framework

  • Inspection planning

  • Inspection practice, including deep dives

  • Features of good and outstanding practice

  • Inspecting new providers

  • Ofsted’s research and evaluation work

  • Ofsted survey visits

The speakers will try to answer all of your questions and if there any that we can’t immediately answer, they will respond after the event. You can submit questions in advance here.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP 2 - BRIEFING ON THE REGIONAL THREAT AND OFSTED RELATED PREVENT THEMES (DfE)

Chris Sybenga, Regional Prevent Co-ordinator for the North East will update delegates on the regional terrorist threat picture and prevent themes linked to Ofsted inspection reports. The aims of the Seminar are to provide a brief reminder of Prevent, to provide an understanding of the Terrorist Threat facing the United Kingdom, and to explore recent OFSTED inspection themes related to the Prevent Duty.

MEET THE SPEAKER

WORKSHOP 3 - QUALIFICATION REFORM AND THE FUTURE OF OCCUPATIONAL MAPS (IfATE)

There will be significant changes ahead for Level 2 and 3 qualifications, including how they are funded. Hear from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education directly about how this may affect you in the future. Learn how to use Occupational Maps to inform your understanding of the technical education landscape in England.  

MEET THE SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP 4 - UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Understand the areas of focus emerging from both LSIPs in our region and the opportunity for the development of provision to meet the future skills needs. Hear from the North East Automotive Alliance who are leading the North East LSIP (which covers Sunderland, Gateshead, South Tyneside and County Durham), and the North East Chamber of Commerce, about the LSIP for North of Tyne and Tees Valley.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP 5 - ENGAGING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE WITH EFFECTIVE CEIAG

In this workshop Helen will be presenting about the fantastic opportunities for NELP members to showcase their own business as employers, highlighting their training offers, industries, career paths and employer relationships through hosting their own branded placements. Discussion will take place around the recently launched Work Experience for All Campaign to understand how through your work we can support more young people to access high quality opportunities.

Gurpreet will be joining Helen to share how Speakers for Schools uses a joined up approach between young people, educators and employees across the North East.

Note - A slight change to the advertised slot as Guy Saxton from ASK Apprenticeships is unable to join us today.

SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP 6 - NEURODIVERSITY

This session focuses on Neurodiversity - reasonable adjustments and support for the diagnosed and undiagnosed learner

SPEAKER

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Venue Information

St. James Park, Newcastle. (Moncur Suite)

Food and Refreshments

Lunch and refreshments are included in your ticket price. Please state any dietary requirements on the booking form.

Arrival

Delegates can arrive from 0900 for networking ahead of a 0930 start. 

Parking

Limited free parking spaces are available on-site for event delegates. Click here for additional parking information.

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

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Interested in sponsorship? Contact andrew@nelp.co.uk to discuss.

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