Theme 5: Policy and practice
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Paul Joyce HMI, Ofsted's deputy director for FE and skills.
Ofsted's head of FE and skills will be joining the UKFEchat community to discuss the sector and the work of Ofsted.
Selina Stewart, Associate and Prevent lead at Education and Training Foundation.
Selina will join the UKFEchat community to discuss the implications of Prevent Duty in an FE context.
Learners aren't customers, they should be so lucky. With Tony Payne
This session will take an honest look at the concept of students as customers and consumers and what role staff play in the current climate of learner loans, FE choices and student satisfaction.
The underrepresentation of white working class boys in HE: the role of widening participation. With Dr Sam Baars and Ellie Mulcahy
We present findings from our recent research report on the underrepresentation of white working class boys in HE, commissioned by King's College London. Why are white working class boys the least likely group to progress to HE? What are the root causes of the problem, what can Widening Participation practitioners do to tackle it, and what barriers do they face in doing so?
Stephen Exley, Further Education Editor at TES
Stephen will be discussing the world of FE and skills with UKFEchat guests throughout the day.
How to stop being a passive policy practitioner. With Shane Chowen
This practical session gives you everything you need to stay on top of the ever changing, complex world of FE and skills public policy. Learn about the structures of political decision making, who the players are, who to get in touch with after identifying issues.
Keynote speaker from Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
More info coming soon.