Leading STEM: Developing technical and vocational education training RE515 / O01

Start date
12 Nov 18
1 Day
The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DA View on Google Map


This conference is run in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Leading STEM is a conference for middle and senior leaders in Further Education, designed to help you increase the impact of your leadership in STEM.

With an impressive array of educational and industry experts alongside current practitioners and leaders, the conference will explore changes to the curriculum and wider landscape, updates on government policy and the support available through STEM Learning and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Outstanding speakers include Bill Watkin (CEO of the Sixth Form College Association), Linsey Perry (Talent and Resourcing and support for STEM), John Laramy (Principal, Exeter College), Paul Cocker (HMI, National Lead for Apprenticeships) and Kevin Burke (Policy Lead - T Level Professional Readiness, Department for Education)

We’re delighted to be supported by numerous practitioners from FE colleges who will share their insight and best practice. With a day of lively workshops and panel discussions, there will be lots of opportunity to network and develop your own strategy for the future.

Workshop sessions include:

  • what makes good careers guidance? Practical strategies for addressing the STEM skills deficit
  • insight into employment - Linking employability skills to the curriculum
  • outstanding teaching learning and assessment: OTLA technical
  • building capacity through effective employer engagement: Teach Too

Workshop and overview of the day can be found here:  https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/default/files/pages/downloads/Leading-STEM-FE-conference.pdf





Participants will be able to: 

  • lead and develop outstanding STEM education and training for their own college, using a wide range of support from STEM Learning, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and many other partner organisations
  • map the STEM curriculum and careers guidance to the needs of employers, reflecting recent changes to educational policy and national priorities
  • develop a strategy for the future delivery of STEM education and training, using first-hand accounts of educational leaders and employers
  • network with leaders of STEM from a wide variety of FE colleges, sharing best practice and approaches to education and training


Leading STEM: Developing technical and vocational education training12 November 201809:15-16:00Venue address


FREE* for all leaders of FE colleges

* Please note that this conference is FREE to attend due to generous subsidy, however, we will be obliged to charge the full day rate for the conference (£175 + VAT) in the event of non-attendance without prior cancellation (at least 7 days notice). By booking onto the conference you are agreeing that you and your college understand that non-attendance will result in the college being charged.

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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