157 Group Annual Reception 2012
Thank you for visiting our annual reception page. This year our annual reception is taking place on 4th December in the Bishop Partridge Hall at Church House, Great Smith Smith. We expect, as usual to have a good attendance of high level guests from FE the sector, both from the public and private sectors, as well as parliamentary guests and speakers. Our event this year is sponsored by OCR and is being hosted by Baroness Wall of New Barnet.
The speakers for this year (to be updated following confirmations) are:
Baroness Wall of New Barnet - confirmed
Marilyn Hawkins - Outgoing Chair of 157 Group
Gordon Marsden MP - confirmed
Charlie Avent - Learner from Ruskin Mill College
Dawn Oakley-Smith - Heartshore Stables, working with learners
Mark Dawe, OCR - confirmed
To Be Named - Incoming Chair of 157 Group
We look forward to seeing you there. If you would like any further information about this event please contact Sandra.email@example.com
Are you ready? Raising the Participation Age - opportunities and threats for Colleges
Thursday 23 February 2012 etc venues Paddington, London www.aoccreateevents.co.uk/raising2012 Cost for AoC Member - £300+VAT For the first time in 40 years the education leaving age will soon be increasing meaning that all young people will be required to stay in education until the age of 17 from 2013 and to 18 from 2015. There is a lot for Colleges to do over the next eighteen months to get ready for this change. This one day conference will set out the new legal framework for RPA and explore how Colleges can increase enrolment, keep students and work with employers in what is becoming an increasingly competitive environment. The opportunities and challenges which lie ahead will be addressed, including how to reach out to young people not in education, employment or training, requirements for data transfer, changes to the curriculum, careers advice, bursaries and more.
HE in FE: exploring new challenges and opportunities
Thursday 26 January 2012, from 10:00 to 14:00, Kings Place, London This new seminar (http://guardianhefeseminar1.eventbrite.co.uk/) will explore the opportunities and challenges of HE in FE and help you refine your strategies for recruiting more students. With a marketing and communications focus, delegates will come away with fresh insight into how to communicate their unique HE offer. This intensive and fast-paced seminar will finish with a networking lunch. Guardian Higher Education Network members receive a 20% discount on the standard delegate rate. If you're not already a member, you can sign up at http://reg.guardian.managemyaccount.co.uk/higher-education/start.php - it's quick, simple and absolutely free of charge. Benefits of the seminar: * Gain an overview of the HE in FE context * Hear a range of perspectives on the challenges we face * Learn from recognised good practice * Network with your peers and find out how they are developing their HE portfolios * Discuss case studies and get feedback on your own strategies Who should attend: * Communications and marketing staff * Academic and strategic staff with responsibility for HE provision * Student recruitment staff For further information or to book your place please follow this link, call: 0203 353 4059 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading Learning - how do we lead and create 'expansive learning environments' to maximise professional learning and excellence in the FE sector?
INVITATION TO A SEMINAR ON WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY 2012, 5.00-7.30pm, INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL In a fast-changing world, lifelong learning and continuing professional development are essential parts of professional life in all sectors, including FE. We want, with you, to explore the following: - Which models of lifelong learning and continuing professional development (CPD) we should be developing for the FE sector? - How do we fit professional learning in with the constant demands of policy and everyday practice? - How as leaders do we keep the excitement of teaching and learning and self development alive? - how can we work together 157, IfL and other membership organisations, to support our teachers, support staff and leaders? Please can you let Abigail Ginn know if you would like to attend - Abigail.email@example.com and we will send further details.
157 Group Annual Reception 2011
The 157 Group hosted its Annual Reception sponsored by Microsoft at their offices in Victoria London. Speeches were given by John Hayes MP, David Hughes of NIACE, Steve Beswick of Microsoft and the in-coming and out-going chairs of 157 Group.
WorldSkills Premiere Experience, 4 to 9th October 2011
The WorldSkills Premiere Experience (WSPE) is a not-to-be missed conference and event programme being hosted in conjunction with the 41st WorldSkills Competition at ExCeL in London from October 4-9, 2011. The event will bring leaders together from around the world for a productive, informative and exciting programme to discuss and debate skills policy, with the WorldSkills Competition as its centre-piece, the WSPE is a key component of WorldSkills London 2011. There is an early bird discount available for bookings until 31 July 2011. For more information and to book please visit: www.worldskillspremiere.com
The Guardian Future of Higher Education Summit 2011
Held in London on 16 March 2011 this summit will unite senior leaders to shape strategy, clarify policy detail and explore the impact of the funding shift to a tuition fees market on the strategic shape, structure and delivery of higher education. Register before 18 February to receive a 20% discount at guardian.co.uk/higher-education.
157 Group Patron Dinner, House of Lords, November 2010
Baroness Wall, a 157 Group Patron hosted dinner for the 157 and RC-2020 Principals in the Atlee Room of the House of Lords.
International Round Table With RC-2020, Edexcel, London, November 2010
The 157 Group Principals and RC-2020 Principals from across the globe sat down together to discuss the FE sector. The day was held at the Edexcel Offices in London
157 Group Parliamentary Reception, November 2010
The 157 Group hosted its Parliamentary Reception on the House of Commons Terrace, hosted by Kelvin Hopkins MP.
Members' Meeting, November 2010
The 157 Group Principals met at the Park Plaza Hotel before the Parliamentary Reception to discuss business matters. This meeting was sponsored by City and Guilds Centre for Skills Development.
Lynne Sedgmore CBE at Higher Education Futures Seminar, October 2010
Lynne Sedgmore CBE, our Executive Director, presented at the Higher Education Futures event on 27th October at the Westminster Policy Review Studio. This was a broadcast seminar focusing on the Comprehensive Spending Review.
Members' Meeting, September 2010
The 157 Group Principals met at the Royal Horseguard's Hotel, London. This meeting was sponsored by Odgers.
IT Network Cloud Computing Afternoon Workshop, September 2010
The IT Network met with key stakeholders including Becta, BIS, LSIS, CISCO, IM Services to work on its JISC-funded cloud computing project.
Annual General Meeting, July 2010
The 157 Group Principals met at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester. This meeting was sponsored by TES.
Members' Meeting, May 2010
The 157 Group Principals met for their regular meeting in Glaziers Hall, London.
Downing Street, FE Reception, March 2010
The 157 Group Principals were invited to a reception at Downing Street with the former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.