5th Annual Careers and Employability Conference
and Masterclass for Schools and Colleges
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Basford Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham
9.00 Open registration / refreshments available
9.20 Welcome and introductions by host: Michelle Taylor, Managing Director, Ideas4Careers
9.30 Keynote address: David Andrews OBE
Overview and Implications of new Careers Strategy and Statutory Guidance for schools (Jan 2018) and colleges (Feb 2018)
10.10 Masterclass workshop: Activity 1 led by David Andrews
Reviewing current policy and practice and how prepared your school or college is for the new strategy
10.40 Morning break
11.00 What is good careers leadership in school? David Andrews
11.30 Masterclass workshop Activity 2: led by David Andrews
Reviewing your school’s or college’s current arrangements for careers leadership and identifying areas for improvement to meet new requirements.
12.00 Morning summary followed by networking and lunch
12.50 A School Perspective: Aiming for a national Quality in Careers Standard Award or reaccreditation? How one local Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school achieved this and how working in partnership with an Enterprise Adviser was critical to success.
Sophie McKenna: Careers Co-ordinator, The Holgate Academy and Lindsey Wray: HR Manager, Warburtons, & School Enterprise Adviser
1.10 Healthcare resources and competitions for schools Charlene Binding: Former Career Development Lead, Health Education England
1.30 An update from the Careers Enterprise Company Abdul Bathin: Regional Lead – NE Midlands
1.50 Afternoon break
2.05 Nottingham College: Update on merger and implications for students James Whybrow: Vice Principal, Partnerships, Apprenticeships and Enterprise
2.25 Maximising employers in schools: Top Tips Speaker to be confirmed.
2.45 A school staff guide to apprenticeship levels and progression: Ideas4Careers supported by local training provider
3.10 Plenary and close: Michelle Taylor, Ideas4Careers