We are fortunate to be joined by industry expert Hilary Read delivering her views and ideas on teaching and learning with the new reforms and Apprenticeship Standards. The ESFA will be with us to deliver the latest updates on funding and more and a myth busting Q&A from an ever changing industry. WTPN member FE Associates are back presenting on teaching and Quality across the industry (not just Apprenticeships) and we are taking a look at the new West of England Combined Auth
Learner leaders, Heads and Dept Heads as well as many other advsiers and influencers of young people post 16, the booking form is here which you can return to me if you havent already, again places are going fast please book on ASAP to secure your place...
As you are all aware the WECA is being formed as we speak, a new regional Mayor and officers have been appointed and a strategy for the region is being formed. As a Network we have been asked (along with Business Groups, Universities, FE, Schools, and other regional bodies) to present a collective Provider response to the WECA's proposed regional strategy and long term investment plans. This is a unique opportunity to give our views on a crucially important exercise. Investme
In order for Local Authorities (LAs) to meet their statutory duties around tracking young peoples’ ‘participation in learning’, Local Authorities need access to timely and reliable data. They need to know where and how their resident: 16 and 17year olds (Academic Age 16/17) Vulnerable 18 year olds (Academic Age 18 – ‘vulnerable groups’ defined locally by individual Local Authorities) 18 – 25 year olds with an EHCP are participating.
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I have been contacted by Lynne Philp who many of you will remember (she led the Network for a number of years). She has asked me to let you know about her latest transformative courses...
There’s probably no better time than now for people working in the training and education sector to learn the art of “independent thinking”. This is a concept based on the principle that “everything we do or decide, depends on the quality of the thinking we do first”. It follows, that
The DfE/ETF Future Apprenticeships Toolkit has just been updated to include the latest policy, practice and tools. The toolkit is a comprehensive and practical guide covering all providers need to deliver high quality apprenticeship standards. It shares transition models and effective practice from organisations who have been quick to adopt the new standards, building on work with hundreds of apprenticeship colleagues across the sector. It highlights actions that leaders, man
South Gloucestershire have joined authorities across the South West in supporting a new campaign that raises the profile of care, and the positive role of care workers, in a drive to inspire more people to consider a rewarding career in care. The campaign focuses on the positive role of care workers, and is designed to support care providers across the region, as they can experience difficulties in recruiting. This can in turn affect the availability of care to people who cou