PRESS RELEASE: Our forthcoming National FE conference entitled “Leading Further Education” on 21st March 2014 in Guildford promises to be a truly spectacular line-up of national and international experts and speakers on FE leadership and performance. Keynotes from OFSTED's Matthew Coffey, Toni Fazaeli of the IfL, Professor Helen Colley of Huddersfield University, International speaker Professor David Clutterbuck and TV Celebrity and Maths guru Johnny Ball will provide a robust, provocative debate on the leadership of FE colleges, the advance of the measurement agenda, transformational maths & thinking strategies and the development of sustainable cultures of excellence. The complexity of FE leadership is placed into sharp context against a precarious economic backdrop, the marginalisation of trade unions, falling salaries, changes in the vocational and apprenticeship curriculums and the uncertain effects of de-regulation on teacher training. Lingfield (2012) commented on a ‘strain of fearfulness’ exhibited by some teachers and managers who work in Further Education. This conference intends to expose and render visible these issues for public debate, and in doing so, expects to make a serious contribution to the recognition and establishment of new forms of FE leadership and management.
The title of the conference is called: “Leading Further Education” which aims to stimulate discussion about how best to develop an entrepreneurial culture in what has typically been a volaatile and risk averse education sector. We are keen to promote a synergy between business and post-compulsory education practices, to radicalise and transform the culture of further education to one that is innovative, creative, responsive and business-minded.
Attend this event if you want to:
Examine the implication of recent funding changes on leadership and management priorities
Consider whole-college strategies for managing large cultural change projects
Examine successful approcahes to managing short-notice inspections
Evaluate links between coaching and organisational performance
Discuss entrepreneurial straetgies for generating new business and revenue streams
Consider innovative methods for embedding creativity and numeracy
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Who Should Attend
This event is designed for principals, senior managers, heads of department, staff development managers, quality managers, advanced practitioners, teacher trainers, university leaders and course leaders with responsibility for staff development and quality improvement.
Keynote speakers Matthew Coffey, Toni Fazaeli and Professor Helen Colley will offer three signficiant perspectives on leadership and management developments that are shaping the FE sector, and how these are/will be influencing institutional priorities and business management practices. These will be followed with a keynote presentation by celebrity presenter Johnny Ball, who is currently working with FE Colleges across the country to revolutionse the teaching of maths for 16-18 year olds. Both keynotes will be accompanied by a 'Question- Time' panel discussion with a number of 'expert commentators' on FE leadership, culture and management practice, including internationally acclaimed Professor David Clutterbuck, and these will be open to audience participation. Finally, there will be a series of specialist seminar-style workshops for teaching and management audiences based on the theme of 'outstanding leadership and management'.
Johnny Ball TV Celebrity & Educator
Prof. David Clutterbuck Clutterbuck Associates
Toni Fazaeli CEO, IfL
Prof. Helen Colley University of Huddersfield
Julian Appleyard Principal & CEO, Rochdale Sixth Form College
Geoff Petty Author & Consultant
Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Chair 157 Group
Matthew Coffey, Director, OFSTED
Mike Davis Former Principal HMI for FE, OFSTED
John Perry University of Southampton
Stephen Grix Principal & CEO
Trevor Gordon Trevor Gordon Associates
Andy Grant, Assistant Principal,
St Vincent College