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AoC SE Curriculum Development Network

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Date(s) - 24/04/2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Chichester College



This network is designed to support college staff in all areas of curriculum development. For 2017/18 the focus of this group will expand to include higher level skills, apprenticeships and updates on the skills plan.

Teaching and learning, teaching methodology, practical tools and tips, maintaining quality and all things teaching, feature on this agenda.

College experiences play a large role in this network, with colleagues from in and out of the region, presenting innovative work and best practice.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

Virginia Barrett, Principal at Farnborough College of Technology, chairs this network and offers her experience and knowledge in the creation of each agenda.

Upcoming meeting

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Virginia Barrett, Principal, Farnborough College of Technology

10:40 T-Levels and the potential implications for colleges

Bethany Hughes, VTQ directorate, Ofqual

11:00 National policy update

Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager FE, AoC

11:20 Questions & discussion
11:40 AoC teaching, learning and assessment policy group – update

  • Current activity being undertaken
  • Areas of focus
  • Actions that have been implemented

AoC Policy group board member Jenny Craig, Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality, Abingdon and Witney College

12:00 Questions & discussion
12:20 Networking lunch
13:00 The Brilliant Club: Improving access to Highly Selective Universities by mobilising the Research Community to provide University style courses

  • An overview of The Scholars Programme and how it can support colleges to provide enriching supra-curricular subjects
  • Evidence of Impact

Steph Hamilton, Area Director, The Brilliant Club

13:20 Questions & discussion
13:40 Group discussions

  • A levels and AS levels – linear obstacles and challenges.

Introduced by Paul Carter, Director of Curriculum, Havant and South Downs College

  • Brexit and its implications for the curriculum, including students and staffing.

Introduced by Virginia Barrett, Principal, Farnborough College of Technology

Colleagues are asked to prepare any thoughts or questions.

14:20 AOSEC update

AOSEC representative

14:30 Regional activity

Opportunity for colleagues to feedback on activity taking place in their college and to raise any concerns or issues.

14:40 Any other business
14:45 Close

What delegates have said

“Helps inform further strategic discussions.”
Lisa Humphries, Chichester College

“Very useful network and reassuring to hear issues are shared with other colleges.”
Fred Carter, NESCOT


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