Next steps for learning pathways at 14: standards, policy options and impact of new 14-19 providers

3 February 2015, London, United Kingdom


Introduction
Delegates will assess early indicators of the performance of the first waves of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and Studio Schools, as well as the potential role of initiatives such as 'career colleges' in providing young people with a combination of academic and vocational learning.

They will also discuss the impact of this increased diversity of provision, including more colleges admitting students at Key Stage 4, the extent to which increased choice at 14 is being extended equitably across all of England, and the effect on existing FE colleges and sixth form provision in areas where new providers are beginning to operate.

We're delighted that Rt Hon the Lord Baker of Dorking, Chair, Baker Dearing Educational Trust and Chair, Edge Foundation; Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Professor Ken Spours, Co-Director, Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation, Institute of Education, University of London have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Virginia Barrett, Deputy Principal, Curriculum & Quality, East Berkshire College; Kerry Burnham, Headteacher, Exeter Mathematics School; Christine Cunniffe, Headmistress, Senior School, LVS Ascot; Ruth Gilbert, Chief Executive, Career Colleges Trust; Sorrel Hershberg, Director, The Sorrell Foundation; Professor Jeremy Higham, Dean, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law and Professor of Post-14 Education Policy and Curriculum, University of Leeds; David Igoe, Chief Executive, Sixth Form Colleges' Association; Steve McArdle, Vice-Chair, Post-16 & HE Committee, ASCL; Sharon Phillips, Principal, King Edward VI College, Stourbridge; Marion Plant, Principal and Chief Executive of North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and South Leicestershire College; Chief Executive, Midlands Academies Trust and Ambassador, Studio Schools Trust; Dan Rosser, Executive Principal, The Midland Studio College, Leicestershire and Brenda Yearsley, UK School and Education Development Manager, Siemens has also agreed to speak at this seminar.
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