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STAFF CONFERENCE 2 -4 JULY 2014 Staff Conference

July 2014


OPENING ADDRESS Great people make great organisations, and as educators we know that everyone has it within themselves to be a great person and make a significant contribution to society. The Staff Development Conference gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our knowledge, skills and expertise, and do something to make us better teachers, administrators, accountants, caretakers, managers, team players etc than we already are. By setting aside time for us all to do this together it means we can do this without the usual day-to-day distractions and also enjoy each others company. The FE and Education sector will continue to face tough times in the years ahead. Too many colleges and schools address these issues by shaving their costs year after year. This tends to lead to low morale and saps energy. We need to think longer term, to find new approaches that mean we become more productive, more professional, more valuable. The Staff Conference is the perfect vehicle to help us do this. 2013-14 has been a very good year for the College. Thanks to your efforts we have significantly increased local full-time participation rates, we have exceeded our financial budget, we are working with over 1,100 employers, we had a very strong Ofsted inspection, and our reputation is now such that we have been asked to take over the first under-performing UTC, and the struggling apprentice provider BTG, and we are set for our best set of student results. If we can continue to improve the quality of Team Bedford College we will see more opportunities and provide a secure and prosperous future for staff. Enjoy the Conference!

Ian Pryce Principal and Chief Executive

Staff Conference

July 2014


STAFF CONFERENCE DAYS Why? In our Strategic Plan 2013-2017 our principal focus is to transform lives through education and training opportunities. Our vision and aims remain constant – and your part in achieving these remains key. What? With the help of the Executive we have identified a number of key priorities and our Staff Conference is shaped around these - teaching and learning - customer service - safeguarding How? Based on seminar and workshop experiences, our plans include plenty of opportunity to explore and develop how the messages apply to each of us and the work we do. The Conference has also been planned to allow you time to network and socialise with other participants as well as with the speakers and workshop facilitators. Easy online booking using Eventbrite: http://www.bedford.ac.uk/staffconference Where? Cauldwell Street Trinity Arts and Leisure When? 2,3 and 4 July 2014 with the extra bonus of a Staff Social in the Courtyard at Cauldwell Street on 4 July 2014 starting at 4.00pm to look forward to.

Staff Conference

July 2014


Refreshments Following feedback and to make the most of our more limited budget this year we have taken the decision not to offer lunch to staff on Wednesday 2 July, Thursday 3 July and Friday 4 July. We understand that you may be disappointed by this BUT there will be free Tea and Coffee available on:  Wednesday 2 July and Friday 4 July in the Mezz at Cauldwell Street campus and Trinity Arts and Leisure, Bromham Road  Thursday 3 July 2014 in the Mezz, Trinity Arts and Leisure, Bedford Sixth Form and Garden Restaurant at Shuttleworth AND there will be plenty of food and drink at the Staff Social at 4.00pm on Friday 4 July 2014 at Cauldwell Street; all staff no matter their location are welcome to attend. Acknowledgements We thank our colleagues in teaching and learning and in support teams for their ideas and enthusiasm, our hospitality partners BCS Ltd for the sustenance they have provided and the Staff Social Group for organising our end of year social. How did we do? We welcome your feedback to staffdevelopment@bedford.ac.uk

Elizabeth Nash Director of Organisation Development

Staff Conference

July 2014


DAY ONE 2 July 2014 ALL TOGETHER NOW … 9.00am

Ian Pryce Opening Address via online live broadcast TEACHING AND LEARNING PROGRAMME

9.30am – 12.30pm

MORNING PROGRAMME Keys Skills of Outstanding Teaching

Studio Theatre

Delivered by Paul Dix, Pivotal Education Ltd Differentiation and personalised learning

Trinity Arts and Leisure Theatre

Delivered by Darrell Williams

12.30pm – 1.15pm

Lunch

1.30pm – 4.30pm

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME Keys Skills of Outstanding Teaching

Trinity Arts and Leisure

Delivered by Paul Dix, Pivotal Education Ltd

Theatre Differentiation and Personalised Learning Studio Theatre

Staff Conference

Darrell Williams

July 2014


DAY ONE 2 July 2014 SUPPORT PROGRAMME Between 11am – 5pm Optional at Director’s discretion Support directorates in teams ‘Help me, to help you’ Locally arranged meetings between different service department to discuss current internal communications, working relationships for example what works well and ways service could be improved. Delivered by Department Managers who can arrange and facilitate these meetings.

Staff Conference

July 2014


DAY TWO 3 July 2014 Compulsory Teaching directorates Centre Devised/Team Building on day 1 information and knowledge to inform planning AP promotion of How2 resources linked to Inspection outcome Delivered by Centre Managers and APs

Teaching and support directories Identified staff to complete e-learning:  Disabled Go  Health and Safety  Safeguarding Delivered by Self-directed learning Centre Devised/Team topics such as:  Improving customer service  Improving student focus Delivered by Department and Centre Managers

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July 2014


DAY THREE 4 July 2014 COMPULSORY ‘SAFEGUARDING REFRESHER’ ROADSHOW! (For all staff in post prior to December 2012) (4th Floor, Tower Block) ‘POWER HOURS’ 9.00am10.00am

10.15am11.15am

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Promoting the positive in mental health

Promoting the positive in mental health

Promoting the positive in mental health

Promoting the positive in mental health

Promoting the positive in mental health

2

Youth Cybercrime

Youth Cybercrime 

Youth Cybercrime

Youth Cybercrime

Youth Cybercrime

4

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence

5

Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying

6

Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

7

PREVENT Violent Extremism

PREVENT Violent Extremism

PREVENT Violent Extremism

PREVENT Violent Extremism

PREVENT Violent Extremism

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Embedding Safeguarding in the planning for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Embedding Safeguarding in the planning for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Embedding Safeguarding in the planning for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Embedding Safeguarding in the planning for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Embedding Safeguarding in the planning for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

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11.30am12.30pm

1.30pm 2.30pm

3.00pm4.00pm

July 2014


DAY THREE Optional for all directorates Professional updating linked to individual and department development plans Delivered by Group work or individual CPD as agreed by line manager

_______________________________________________________________ END OF SUMMER TERM STAFF SOCIAL

4.00pm – 6.00pm Courtyard (weather permitting), Caudwell Street American theme Vegetarian option Music Rodeo Bull and Gladiator Joust there will be plenty of food and drink at the staff social all staff no matter their location are welcome to attend

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July 2014


SPEAKER PROFILES

Key Skills of Outstanding Teaching Delivered by Paul Dix As a difficult child, relentless teacher and award winning teacher-trainer Paul's voice has echoed through many classrooms. A leading expert in Behaviour Management and Behaviour Change his inspirational perspectives and fascinating narratives reveal a ferocious passion for education. Paul is not just entertaining and highly engaging; his work is rigorous, practical and cutting edge. Paul speaks on Behaviour, Transformational Consistency, Outstanding Teaching, Alternative Provision, Raising Achievement of Vulnerable Groups, Assessment and Transforming Urban Schools/Colleges. Paul Dix is a leading voice in Behaviour Management in the UK and Internationally. Paul is a columnist for the Times Educational Supplement, Teach Primary and Teach Nursery magazines. He is a leading writer for Pearson/Longman with five published titles, a member of the Restraint Accreditation Board advising the Minister for Justice and has presented evidence to the Education Select Committee on behaviour and discipline. Paul won a National Training Award in 2009 and a Royal Television Society Award in 2011 for his Teachers TV programme 'The Behaviour Challenge'. Paul is a trainer with an exceptional reputation for designing, implementing and sustaining change in behaviour. http://www.pivotaleducation.com/

Differentiation and personalised learning Delivered by Darrell Williams B.Ed. Darrell has over 20 years teaching experience in large, inner-city secondary schools. During that time he has been a Head of Department, Pastoral Leader and SENCo. Darrell works for Southend-on-sea LA as a School Improvement Consultant. This role is based on creating profound change and not “quick fixes”. Darrell works in strategic ways with leadership in school, but also transfers theory in to practice in classrooms with GTPs, NQTs, and middle leaders. Recent work has included a collaboration project with 14 secondary schools. This has focussed on developing the motivational levels of students across these schools and their ability to be resilient and resourceful in an ever-increasingly competitive world. Darrell supports the senior leadership teams of a range of schools, assisting them to transform their approach to learning: through whole-school training, co-teaching and coaching. Darrell is experienced at coaching teachers in schools in special measures. In a recent coaching project, Darrell's work has been highlighted in Ofsted monitoring reports as being instrumental in improving the quality of teaching and learning in the school. Darrell is passionate about how schools can develop their student’s belief in themselves to achieve anything they set their mind to. Staff Conference

July 2014


http://impactmh.org.uk/

Promoting the positive in Mental Health Delivered by Russell Myers, Deonne Clark, Carol Rixs Exists to actively involve service users and to formally represent their views at strategic decision making forums and inter-agency working groups involved in planning and policy development. Works as a consultant body to provide qualitative service user views and information to commissioners and key stakeholders involved in the provision of mental health services. Works in partnership with service users to re-shape mental health service provision, to ultimately fit the needs and expectations of the wider community now and in the future. Provides active opportunities for service users to work alongside Impact MH in setting its operational direction in relation to acting on concerns and opinions taken from monitoring and evaluating outcomes. Actively promotes mental health wellbeing and plays a collaborative part in supporting local and national aims to reduce mental health discrimination and stigma.

Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence Delivered by Meena Kumari H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy have been offering professional domestic violence training since December 2007. Since its existence it has trained over a number of professionals with a focus on Black Minority Issues and Domestic Violence. H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy (Helping Other People Everyday) is dedicated to providing high quality, user friendly and cost effective specialist Domestic Violence training in a professional setting with experienced and accredited trainers. Our aim is to equip professionals/practitioners with tools and guidance notes to increase better understanding and provide support to clients with presenting issues.

Staff Conference

July 2014


http://www.beatbullying.org/ Delivered by Zoe Brownlie, Head of BeatBullying, Charlene Annon, Senior Development Officer and DeMarco Ryans, Engagement Officer BeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and across Europe. We believe that no one should endure the pain, fear or isolation of being bullied, and that everyone has the right to be safe from bullying, violence and harassment. BeatBullying stops bullying and keeps young people safe.

Plan B Bedfordshire http://can.org.uk/category/bedfordshire/planb

Drugs and Alcohol Delivered by Jenni Lake from Plan B Bedfordshire Jenni has worked at Plan B for over 10 years working with young people with drug and/or alcohol issues and also young people affected by parental drug and/or alcohol use. Jenni also runs the M-PACT programme within Plan B which is for families affected by drugs or alcohol (an 8 week programme run once a week where the whole family attend). Jenni is a qualified counsellor working one day a week at Bedford College as student counsellor within Student Services. Plan B is a young people’s drug and alcohol service covers Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough; we work with young people up to and including the age of 18. We are part of CAN, a drug, alcohol and homelessness charity which has services across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We work one to one, do group work and have children’s workers who work with children 5+ affected by parental use.

Staff Conference

July 2014


Youth Cyber Crime Delivered by Richard Denton, Children and Young People Development Officer & Schools Co-ordinator Richard Denton is the Children & Young People Development Officer and School coordinator for Bedfordshire Police and has countywide responsibility for all issues surrounding children, young people and educational establishments. Richard contributes at the strategic, tactical and operational delivery level and has put in place numerous initiatives and interventions to promoting safety, deterring young people from crime, assisting victims of crime and getting active participation in policing from children and young people. Richard currently supports work around: 

Bullying/Internet safety

Street Robbery

Domestic Abuse

Gangs and weapons

Sexual Abuse and Child Exploitation

PREVENT (counter-terrorism strategy)

Missing Children

PREVENT Violent Extremism Delivered by Peter Martin, PREVENT REGIONAL FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATOR, East of England Prevent is one part of the government’s CONTEST strategy to target the threat of terrorism and violent extremism. The programme is focused on non-criminal activity, and is intended to safeguard vulnerable people from being exploited by violent and extreme ideologies. Prevent Officers work in regional centres across England and Wales for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. Providing training to both academic and support staff to raise awareness of radicalisation as a vulnerability and can support you in incorporating radicalisation within existing pastoral concern procedures Staff Conference

July 2014


Embedding Safeguarding in the planning for Teaching, Learning & Assessment Delivered by Em Lowe, Director - Quality Performance and Standards and Lesley Ferguson, Director of Student Services Em Lowe is Director Quality, Performance & Standards at Bedford College with responsibilities for teaching, learning and assessment, quality of provision, stakeholder feedback, data monitoring and equality & diversity. She is a member of the College safeguarding group and in previous roles has delivered safeguarding training to teaching staff in an FE and a prison education setting. Lesley Ferguson is Director of Student Services responsible for a range of student support services including careers, counselling & student finance, enquiries, guidance and admissions, learning resources, student participation, personal tutoring and schools liaison. She is a member of the designated safeguarding team, chairs the College’s safeguarding group and delivers safeguarding training.

Staff Conference

July 2014


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