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AoC London Members 131 Bulletin 130308


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AoC London Members 131 Bulletin 130308

  1. 1. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin8 March 2013 – Issue 131 HAPPY International WOMEN’S DAY!Dear Colleagues,Since the last bulletin a number of AoC London Networks have met including London HE Co-ordinators, Finance Directors and Heads of Sport. We have also convened the London RegionWorld Skills Group, chaired by Sue Rimmer, Principal of South Thames College and LondonRegional Champion for World Skills. Please see our World Skills call for action!You will see from our summary of recent meetings we have been very active as ever with ourpartners and stakeholders including linking with Ofsted, the GLA, London Councils and NAS.Very importantly we have contributed to the Skills and Employment StakeholderConsultation Event for the forthcoming London Enterprise Panel Jobs and Growth Strategy.Ian Ashman, Principal of Hackney Community College and Chair of AoC London, andCaroline Neville took part in the stakeholder engagement session on Skills and Employmentrun to gather evidence and support for the LEP’s Jobs and Growth Strategy to be published inApril.The event forms part of a wider consultation exercise and evidence base which has todate included sub-regional events, a major survey and interviews with LEP members. This wasan important opportunity to consider the work of the LEP, and to consider actions the LEP andSkills and Employment Working Group could prioritise over the next four years. We heldsmaller group discussions around four priority issues including employer engagement, skillsand employment funding and a more devolved model, careers guidance and information andaccountability of providers. Outputs will feed into a consultation report on the emerging LEPstrategy and priorities in March, to inform the strategy to be published the following month.For more information on all of the above please contact Caroline.Looking forward we flag up the Regional Forum for Principals, Chairs of Governors and Clerkson 12 March, the Procurement Managers’ Network meeting on 14 March and the LondonBusiness Development Managers’ Network on 20 March. For further details contact Evelina.Best wishesCaroline
  2. 2. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 March 2013London Colleges FIRST for Skills 2013: CALL for ACTION WorldSkills UK National Competition WorldSkills UK National Competitions are now open for registrations until 22 March 2013. Organisations supporting learners or employees will find it beneficial to review the pre- competition activity pack, available to download from each skill page. This useful resource will help you to put forward your best candidates. To find out more about the competition please visit The Skills Show 2013 website. Skills London 2013 London’s biggest jobs and careers event, Skills London is now becoming an annual event and is returning to ExCeL London on 22 & 23 November 2013. Aimed at 15-24 year olds seeking jobs, careers, Apprenticeships, skills, learning and training Skills London will welcome over 30,000 visitors and will be supported by the Mayor of London. Last year 21 London based Colleges exhibited at and supported Skills London. This high profile event gives you direct access to influence and promote your College to young people, teachers and parents and carers from across the capital. With an emphasis on interactivity visitors touch, feel and experience first hand the huge range of careers available. Please contact Jen Delderfield at Prospects Events on 01823 362817 to discuss booking your stand at this year’s event. To highlight a new or growing faculty further options are also available including Get Skilled demo’s and stage performances. Please click here to download the Skills London 2013 information brochure.LONDON NEWS London Colleges news Barking and Dagenham College Students get restless for charity A group of 60 Fashion, Performing Arts and Animation students from Barking & Dagenham College are working together on a creative show to help raise awareness and funding for the charity Restless Beings. The charity, an international human rights organisation which aims to support marginalised communities deprived of media or public attention, promote their causes via the arts but this is the first time that they have collaborated with a college. They worked with tutors to set the students a live project and the results will be revealed at next months show at Barkings Broadway Theatre. Barking & Dagenham College To read the full story please visit London Colleges website. Page 2 of 5
  3. 3. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 March 2013 GLA news Mayor joins top chef Raymond Blanc in food apprenticeships call News from Jenny Jones AM: Mayor should help central London schools to reduce pollution exposureUPCOMING EVENTSAoC London Network Events and Dates for the Diary • AoC London Regional Forum, 12 March • Procurement Network meeting, 14 March • London Business Development Managers’ Network meeting, 20 MarchAoC Create News AoC Annual Communications Conference, 20 March, ICC, Birmingham AoCs sixth annual Communications Conference will address the main challenges facing those working in College public relations, marketing, communications and reputation management roles. Delegates will hear from a range of interesting, topical and expert speakers who will look to provide practical and inventive solutions for the communications challenges facing Colleges. The programme also feature College case studies and therefore offer you an opportunity to hear what other Colleges are doing across the country. To register your attendance or find out more please visit the AoC Create website. Common Accord Regional Workshop in London, 25 March, 2:00pm-4:30pm, Westminster Kingsway College The Common Accord will officially come into being in August 2013. Providers who decide not to sign will no longer be able to sub contract any of their SFA Adult Skills Budget. Those who do sign will be expected to demonstrate their use of effective and fair practice in supply chain management as laid out in the Good Practice Guide for supply chain management. This event is intended to help build provider understanding of the Common Accord and its potential implications for the management of sub-contracting relationships. It will allow providers to consider their own practices alongside the Guide and to gain a greater understanding of the newly drawn up SFA rules surrounding the Common Accord. For those who already believe their processes will meet the requirements, the workshop will present an opportunity to sense check your understanding and share your effective practice. London Common Accord workshop will take place on 25 March at 2:00pm-4:30pm at Westminster Kingsway College. To register your attendance or find out more please visit the AoC Create website. Page 3 of 5
  4. 4. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 March 2013GET A LINE ON AOC LONDON REGION MEETINGSRecent meetings Date Meetings/Events 26 February Adult Learners Week Awards 2013 event – London Region Awards Selection Panel (JS) 26 February AoC London HE Coordinators Network meeting (AoCLR) 27 February Talent Match Steering Group meeting (JS) 28 February AoC London Strategic Group for Sport meeting (JS) 28 February Skills and Employment stakeholder consultation event for the London Enterprise Panel jobs and growth strategy (CN) 28 February Meeting with Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal, Carshalton College (CN) 1 March Meeting with Victor Shafiee, Ofsted Senior Inspector for London (CN) 1 March London Sixth Form Colleges meeting (CN, JS) 4 March Meeting with Paolo Ramella, Principal, Sir George Monoux College (CN) 4 March Meeting with Michael Heanue, Principal Policy Officer, GLA (CN, JS) 4 March Regular catch up meeting with Vic Grimes, National Apprenticeships Service (CN) 5 March AoC London Finance Directors Network meeting (AOCLR) 5 March London Region WorldSkills Group at South Thames College (CN, JS) 7 March AoC London Heads of Sport meeting (EJ) 7 March Meeting with ACER (CN) 7 March London Strategic Migration Partnership Meeting (JS)Future meetings Date Meetings/Events 11 March Inspiration 2013 event at Barking and Dagenham College (EJ) 12 March The Railway Apprentices Crossover Breakfast at Waltham Forest College (JS) 12 March AoC London Regional Forum (AoCLR) 13 March Meeting with Graciano Soares, Manager, JISC RSC London (CN) 13 March LEP Skills and Employment Working Group meeting (CN) 14 March Meeting with Ken Warman, BSix Sixth Form College (CN) 14 March AoC London Procurement Managers’ Network meeting (CN) 14 March Linking London Higher Education in Further Education meeting (CN) 15 March AoC HE Portfolio Group meeting (CN) 19 March Young Peoples Education and Skills Board meeting (CN) 20 March AoC London Business Development Managers’ Network meeting (AoCLR) 21 March Meeting with Jane Overbury, Christ the King Sixth Form College (CN) 25 March Task Group LSIS Building Progression project meeting (CN, JS) 25 March Common Accord Workshop (CN, JS) 26 March AoC London pre-meeting with Michelle Cuomo and Andrew Gate (CN, JS) 26 March Meeting with Andrew Parkin, Principal, St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College (CN) If you like to get more information about the AoCLR attended recent and future meetings/events please contact AoC London Region office. Page 4 of 5
  5. 5. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 March 2013CONTACTSIf you wish to contact the AoC London office to give feedback on this Bulletin, to requestadditional information where we have offered it, or to provide suggested content for futureissues, please email Evelina Joykutty.Caroline Neville Judith Smyth Evelina JoykuttyRegional Director Deputy Director Regional Page 5 of 5