The conference includes discussion and workshops on all things education, as well as debate on bigger FE themes. Above all else, the day helps provide new ideas to consider as well as practical tools to use wherever you work, whether you're a sector leader, an experienced teacher or brand new to the profession.
It’s in central Manchester, it’s £20 including lunch and there are loads of brilliant speakers who’ll be exploring the following themes:
• Pedagogy and research
• Behaviour and attitude
• Personal development
Paul Joyce HMI- Head of FE and Skills, Ofsted
Professor Stephen Whittle - Professor of Equalities Law, Manchester Metropolitan University
Stephen Exley - FE Editor, TES
Julia Smith - Teacher trainer & maths author for AOC, CUP, BBC Bitesize, AQA & Collins
Sarah Ledger - Teacher, writer, columnist
Andrew Harden - Head of Further Education, University and College Union
Ed Southall - Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, University of Huddersfield. Maths author, Solve My Maths.
David Hughes - CEO, Association of Colleges
Jo Fletcher-Saxon - Assistant Principal: HE & Adult Ed , Ashton Sixth Form College
Lou Mycroft - Nomadic thinker, educator, writer
Professor Vicky Duckworth - Professor of Education, Edge Hill University. Author.
Tom Starkey - Teacher in FE-based Alternative Provision. TES and Teach Secondary columnist
Anshi Singh - ICT teacher in an FE college and freelance IT consultant.
Tony Payne - Head of Learner Voice Network Customer Partner (FE) Totum
Bob Harrison - Chair of Northern College, former teacher and FE college principal, leading technology expert
Amanda Kelly - Maths & English Industry Manager, City & Guilds
Liz Leek - Vice Principal of Curriuculm, Barnsley College Group
Dr Peter Shukie - Education Studies Lecturer, University Centre, Blackburn College
Scott Hayden - Digital Innovation Specialist, National Advisor to EDTech UK, lecturer at Basingstoke College of Technology
Elizabeth Draper - Member of the Senior Management Team and Director of English at an FE College
Stefanie Wilkinson - Director of Teaching and Learning at Barnsley College
Sam Jones - Initial Teacher Education Lecturer, Founder of #FEResearchment. TES FE Teacher of the Year 2019
Martin Reid - Director, Society for Education & Training
Catherine van Saarloos - Core Maths Support and Development Coordinator at Maths Education Innovation
Emma Bell - Teacher, Lead of the Centre for Maths Excellence, Grimsby Institute
Pete Benyon - Team Manager, Student Engagement, Derby College.
Sarah Simons - Teacher in FE colleges and in the community, TES columnist, director UKFEchat
Lindsey Johnson - Vice Principal Curriculum & Support, The Manchester College
Hang on... What’s UKFEchat?
It's a community of enthusiastic professionals who're interested in the world of further education and skills, whether that's in colleges, in work based learning or in adult and community education. We share opinions, discuss ideas and issues that are important to us, our students and our places of work.
We get together on Twitter at 9pm every Thursday to discuss a specific topic and to learn from each other. Everyone is welcomed to the chat with open arms. To get involved just remember to put #UKFEchat somewhere in your tweet.
We also have real life get togethers and hold meetings with sector leaders to discuss FE matters.
We'd love you to get involved with our community or if you have any questions about anything we do, please do drop us a line.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Our last conference. Right laugh.
Though dancing and/or Mexican waves aren’t essential components of an education conference , we do like to make new pals and have a laugh whenever we can. Feel free to join in.