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Options at 18 Conferences - Improving your Post-16 Tutorial Programme and Careers Provision

We are offering a programme of regional conferences for heads of sixth form, careers managers in sixth form colleges, assistant heads of sixth form and senior tutors, careers advisers in sixth forms  and careers managers in schools. 

These conferences will take place during March and April 2016 in Sheffield, Birmingham and London. 

All Options at 18: inspiring their life cocktails    
With HE fees to consider, worries about graduate employment and the growing number of alternative routes to HE it is critical young people and their parents benefit from the most up to date and appropriate advice.

This first session focuses on post-18 progression routes. It will cover the full range of career options, university routes, apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, the job market, applying for jobs, gap years and internships. You will have the opportunity to discuss how the landscape is changing and reflect on your current delivery.

What Ofsted and the Dfe are really asking of you
This presentation will explore how post-16 organisations can deliver their statutory duty to provide students with impartial and independent guidance across the full range of options. It will explore how you can develop your post-16 careers and tutorial programmes to deliver this statutory duty.

CEIAG: a truly blended approach which inspires and informs 
The final session will contain practical suggestions about how you might use a range of resources to improve your current practice, encourage student ownership and develop your students’ independent research skills.

There will be a programme of workshops. This will include ‘hands-on’ practical sessions to give you the opportunity to explore how you might use a range of post-16 resources to inform and inspire your students

Presenters

Ian Phillips   
Ian has more than 20 years’ experience working as a teacher, manager and leader in schools, including roles as Careers Co-ordinator and Head of Sixth Form. He worked for Lancashire County Council as a school adviser and was their strategic adviser for 14-19 development between 2004 and 2012.  During his career he has presented at a number of national conferences and delivered training to a wide range of schools, colleges and partnerships.  He then established Careers for Schools and currently provides support to more than one hundred schools.

Johnny Rich
Johnny worked in media relations before founding Push in 1992. It has since become the UK’s leading independent guide to universities and student life for current and prospective students.  He appears regularly on television and radio as a specialist on students and higher education issues and has contributed to Government HE strategy through various committees and consultations as well as working with HEFCE on student information needs, the European Commission on U-Multirank and many other organisations. He is also a director of the Higher Education Academy and on the steering committee of BestCourse4Me.  

Cost  - the conference fee for a single delegate, inclusive of refreshments and premium materials is £120 (+VAT). The fee for two delegates from the same organisation is £190 (+VAT)

All delegates will receive premium resources worth £100 – these include a free licence for a post-16 Career Management Tool, a pack of post-16 online tutorial lesson plans and a voucher towards the cost of online career resources.

To reserve a place please complete and return the attached booking form.

When: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Where: Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield 

To reserve a place at the conference please download and complete the form and return it to us here:

Ian Phillips
Careers for Schools Ltd
Cotton Court
Church Street 
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 3BY

 

When: Wednesday 13 April 2016, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Where: ‘The Studio’, Cannon Street, Birmingham       

To reserve a place at the conference please download and complete the form and return it to us here:

Ian Phillips
Careers for Schools Ltd
Cotton Court
Church Street 
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 3BY

 

When: Wednesday 20 April 2016, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Where: Friends House, Euston, London 

To reserve a place at the conference please download and complete the form and return it to us here:

Ian Phillips
Careers for Schools Ltd
Cotton Court
Church Street 
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 3BY

 

Midlands, 4th March 2015

Overall Rating
90% of delegates rated the conference good or excellent

Organisation
‘Excellent organisation’ 

Relevance
‘Highly relevant’   

Delivery
‘Have taken away lots of ideas and a plan to move forward’

North, 18th March 2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the conference good or excellent

Organisation
‘Engaging and well planned’, ‘well-organised’, ‘well informed about everything’

Relevance
‘excellent and very thought provoking’, ‘very helpful and practical’

Delivery
‘exceptional’ , ‘inspirational’,   ‘delivery of the course was great’ ‘ really liked the info pack, lots of information’

South East, 25th March   2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the conference good or excellent

Organisation
‘excellent organisation’

Relevance
‘Good opportunity for networking’, ‘highly relevant materials’, ‘really useful’, ‘opportunity to share ideas’,

Delivery
‘Excellent delivery’, ‘Clear delivery’, ‘interestinfg and informative presentations’, ‘thoroughly recommend this conference’

London, 29th April  2015

Overall Rating
91% of delegates rated the conference excellent

Organisation
‘excellent’,

Relevance
‘we planned our pastoral programme today’,  ‘very useful’, ‘useful course which will feed our CEIAG planning for next year

Delivery
‘Engaging delivery’, ‘great stuff…really animated and informative’, ‘interesting engaging presentation’ 

An Introduction to Post-16 Online Career Resources

We are also running a programme of twelve free local workshops in June and July. These workshops will have a very practical focus. 

They will demonstrate how you can use online resources to help your students make decisions at 18, provide you with an opportunity to explore the resources and discuss approaches to delivery in your organisation.

 

Area

Location

Date

Staffordshire/ Shropshire

Stafford

Tuesday 14th June

Cheshire/Lancashire/Merseyside Greater Manchester

Haydock

Wednesday 15th June

Northern Ireland

Belfast

Thursday 16th June

Yorkshire

Leeds

Tuesday 21st  June

Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire

 

Wednesday 22nd June

Hertfordshire

Stevenage

Thursday 23rd June

Wiltshire/Gloucestershire/ Avon

Bristol

Tuesday 28th June

Oxfordshire/Berkshire/Buckinghamshire

Henley

Wednesday 29th June

Northamptonshire/Leicestershire/Warwickshire

 

Thursday 30th June

London

Euston

Tuesday 5th July

Kent

Maidstone

Wednesday 6th July

Sussex/Surrey

Sevenoaks

Thursday 7th July

Essex   30th June 2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the workshop excellent

Organisation
Excellent’

Relevance
‘Very informative and thought-provoking’, ‘I feel more confident’, ‘really useful afternoon’

Delivery
‘Excellent delivery’, ‘very inspiring’

London, 1st July 2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the workshop  excellent

Organisation
‘Concise and well planned’Relevance
‘excellent’  ‘thought provoking’,

Delivery
‘delivery of the course was really good’

Kent, 2nd July 2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the workshop excellent

Organisation
Excellent organisation’ 

Relevance
‘Excellent’, ‘very relevant’, ‘very useful to see examples of lesson plans’    

Delivery
‘Very well thought through’ , ‘approaches and delivery really useful’, ‘very informative and comprehensive presentation’

Berkshire and Buckinghamshire , 7th July 2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the workshop excellent

Organisation
‘excellent’,

Relevance
‘very useful’

Delivery
‘Engaging delivery’

Yorkshire, 9th July 2015

Overall Rating
100% of delegates rated the conference excellent

Organisation
‘Excellent’,

Relevance
‘A fantastic resource ..and at a reasonable price’ ‘essential for schools’

Delivery
‘Very impressive’ ‘really useful session which gave an excellent insight into the programme and how it can be used in school’, ‘Extremely informative session’,  ‘lovely presentation’