ETF at the Association of Colleges Conference

The Education and Training Foundation will be leading or contributing to six sessions at the 2019 Association of Colleges Annual Conference and Exhibition.

On Tuesday 19 November, between 11.30am and 12.30pm, “Coaching sets” as a cornerstone of a chairs’ network is a session for chairs of governors. Attendees will hear from five chairs who have participated in the ETF Chairs’ Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School and subsequently formed a coaching set. The session will consider practical examples of the challenges facing chairs and offer the opportunity for candid conversation.

ETF Associate Director Sir Frank McLoughlin CBE will join Louise Watts and Steve Mostyn of University of Oxford Saïd Business School (OSBS) to share leadership learning derived from working with more than 200 of the most senior leaders across the sector on ETF-OSBS programmes for CEO/Principals, Deputy Principals and Chairs of Governors. The ETF and Oxford Saïd Business School: sharing our leadership learning breakout session takes place between 1.40pm and 2.50pm.

At the same time, ETF Director of Insights Paul Kessell-Holland will be participating in a breakout session titled Can colleges drive up the achievement of GCSE maths retake students? Attendees will hear from those working on the Centres for Excellence in Maths programme about the different approaches they are trialling and how to get involved in a network in order to share emerging good practice.

The following day, Wednesday 21 November, features three sessions with ETF involvement.

From 11.20am to 12.20pm, join ETF CEO David Russell and other experts for the Balancing oversight, support and intervention (Hot topic 7) session. It will focus on the implementation of the new College Oversight, Support and Intervention guidance issued in April 2019 and the launching of the Insolvency Regime in January 2019.

From 1.30pm to 2.30pm, the ETF will lead a breakout session on the demands placed on managers and leaders by the introduction of T Levels. This practical workshop will utilise available tools and resources and ensure attendees are better informed about the support available to them and their teams. Are you T Level ready? A practical focus on preparing yourselves and your staff for the oncoming changes takes place from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

In the same time slot, the Proven Impact breakout session will discuss how to put learners with SEND at the heart of your college and the impact doing so can have. It will feature presenters from Derby College, City College Norwich and Weston College – the Centres for Excellence in SEND announced by the ETF in July – talking about their experiences and the benefits for the curriculum, staff and community they have seen.

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