November 7th 2017 | The Congress Centre, London WC1B 3LS

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Tuesday, 7 November, 2017




Registration and morning refreshments


Morning chair's introduction

John Yarham, Chief Executive, Futures Advice, Skills and Employment & Vice Chair, Careers England


Government address and Q&A

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Minister for Women, DfE


Partner Address

Stephen Radley, Director of Policy, CITB


The Policy Picture

  • Update on the Careers Strategy: what will it mean in your setting
  • Creating a system from post-primary to post-employment that works for all young people
  • Role of schools; statutory requirements and beyond
  • Building Social Mobility into the system and championing the life chances of all pupil groups
  • Assessing the impact of Brexit

David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Bhavina Bharkhada, Education and Skills Policy Advisor, EEF

Mark Dawe, CEO, AELP

Stephen Radley, Director of Policy, CITB


Coffee Break


National Framework, Local Delivery

  • Increasing devolution; making the most of regional structures
  • What does a lifelong careers guidance structure look like?
  • Embedding c13areers provision with local business: the role of the Careers & Enterprise Company

Tristram Hooley, Director of Research, The Careers & Enterprise Company

Joe Billington, Director, National Careers Service


Networking Lunch


Afternoon chair's introduction

Kieran Gordon, Chief Executive, Career Connect & Board Member, Careers England


Preparing for tomorrow: equipping learners for the STEM careers of the future

Chris Claydon, ​Chief Executive, ECITB


What does Good look like?

  • Benchmarking success: two years into the Gatsby pilot schools
  • Quality, consistency and markers of good careers advice
  • Excellence across the country: quality provision in all schools, colleges and sixth forms
  • Simplifying the system: creating a unified route to outstanding

Ryan Gibson, National Facilitator: Career Benchmarks Pilot, North East LEP

Paul Chubb, Director, Quality in Careers Standard

Jane O’Hagan, Senior Assistant Head & Sarita Mistry, Careers Leader, Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Chris Claydon, ​Chief Executive, ECITB


Coffee Break


Issues on the frontline

  • Careers leadership in schools
  • Addressing a declining workforce: the need for more qualified careers professionals
  • Exploring apprenticeships in CEIAG provision

David Andrews, Careers Education and Guidance Consultant

Louise Stanton, Senior Curriculum Leader for ilearn (PSHE/ Cz/ Careers/ Enterprise), Malmesbury School

Virginia Isaac, President Careers Development Institute & Chief Executive, Inspiring Futures


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