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AoC London Members 137 Bulletin-130607


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AoC London Members 137 Bulletin-130607

  1. 1. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin7 June 2013 – Issue 137Dear Colleagues,Many thanks to those colleagues that took part in the Responding to the Skills Needs of theUnemployed – Sector Dialogue briefing/workshop on 29th May, chaired by Paula Whittle, Principal ofEaling, Hammersmith and West London College. On the same day and in response to ourmembers’ request we were able to hold a meeting to share practice and approaches to the CommonAccord (around sub-contracting practice). If you want to follow up on either of these events pleaselet us know.These meetings were in addition to our regular schedule of networks which included bothProcurement and MIS this week, and the annual AoC Gold Award ceremony held at the House ofCommons on 4th June where Lord Willis presented awards to distinguished Further Educationalumni.On the wider London agenda we would draw your attention to:The Skills Show 2013/2014 ‘Local programme’In the last bulletin I highlighted the current tender opportunity to offer regional careersexperiences and ‘have a go’ events over the next 18 months in support of the World Skills drive.We have been working with London partners to agree a single collaborative approach for thecapital. I am pleased to advise that we will be working with Prospects and our other key partnersin supporting a bid to be submitted by 28th June. I will be in touch with those Colleges who haveparticularly expressed an interest to date, and make sure all Colleges are kept posted on nextsteps.AoC London LSIS Regional Response ProjectsAoC London is currently leading on two projects, London Apprenticeships Good Practice andBuilding Learner ProgressionAoC London have been working with the London Work Based Learning Alliance (LWBLA) toshare good and innovative practice on the Apprenticeship programme. Working with Colleges,providers and employers we are now at the stage of producing a publication which will highlighta number of case studies and examples of collaborative working with employers. The opportunityto showcase will take the form of a London Apprenticeship Breakfast Summit at City Hall in a fewweeks time.
  2. 2. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 7 June 2013Page 2 of 5Working with Linking London AoC London have been looking at ways of building andpromoting progression to higher vocational education in London, again to highlight goodpractice, but also to help identify opportunities for development to meet the needs of the LondonEconomy. We will include a further update in the next bulletin so watch this space.Looking forward a reminder we are holding two AoC London networks over the next couple ofweeks, HE Co-ordinators on 11th June and Finance Directors on 12th June.I would also like to flag up to you a major event AoC London is supporting at the Institute ofEducation on 10th July London Colleges: Innovation and Excellence: An opportunity to share effective andbest practice - our Colleges are of course key contributors! Details are below.If you have any queries please let me know. Have a good week.Best wishes,CarolineLondon Colleges newsNational Success for Richmond upon Thames College AthletesStudents from Richmond upon Thames College took home an impressivehaul of three gold medals and a silver from the British Colleges SportNational Track and Field Championships.Held at Gateshead International Stadium in May, the event saw hundredsof students competing for medals across seventeen different disciplines.Richmond upon Thames College pictureTo read the full story please visit London Colleges website. AoC London HE Coordinators Network meeting, 11 June 2013 AoC London Finance Directors Network meeting, 12 June 2013 AoC London AGM/Regional Forum and Summer Reception, 27 June 2013UPCOMING EVENTSAoC London Network Events and Dates for the DiaryLONDON NEWS
  3. 3. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 7 June 2013Page 3 of 5Wednesday 10 July 2013 (10.00 – 16.00)Elvin Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0ALThis working day provides participants with the opportunity to share and develop strategies andapproaches which have worked for their own learners and employer sponsors. Chaired by IanAshman, Principal of Hackney Community College, Chair of AoC London and member of the LEPSkills and Employment Working Group, the structure of the day will include a brief introductionto the London context with contributions from Professor Lorna Unwin, Chair in VocationalEducation, and Professor Ann Hodgson, Assistant Director (London) and Co-Director, Centre forPost-14 Research and Innovation and Frank McLoughlin CBE, Principal of City and IslingtonCollege and Chair, Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning.This will be followed by a series of London College led workshops with the opportunity to sharedebate and reflect upon practice around teaching, learning, assessment and the wider Collegecontext. Colleges will have the opportunity to network and share their experiences, challengesand successes with practitioners across the sector. The Proceedings will be shared on the Instituteweb-site.To register, please contact Emma Saville at the Institute of Education for a booking form andfurther details. Please note that this event will be at a reduced rate of £60 for all attendees, as aresult of the support being provided by AoC London Region.Preparing for Short Notice Inspection - 18 June, BirminghamOfsted plan to double the number of college inspections (2013-14). Is your College inspectionready? Led by Phil Hatton and Mike Davis former Ofsted HMI along with Mike having helpedput together the new CIF, this one day workshop will ensure your Nominee is fully prepared.For more information please check AoC Create website.ALS Additional Learning Support Workshop, 27 June 2013, LondonThis workshop gives a detailed overview of the key aspects of the requirements for claimingLearning Support in 2013/14 including: EFA and SFA funding rules Sector risk areas and audit risks Best practice data and cost managementFor more information or to book: Shaping College Higher Education ConferenceFriday, 28th June, Maple House, Birmingham (please see attached PDF document)AoC Create events
  4. 4. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 7 June 2013Page 4 of 5AoC Summer Funding Conference, 9 July 2013, LondonFirst in the series, this conference will focus on the practical funding challenges facing Colleges inthe coming months including: New Education and Skills funding formulae A new system for further education and loans A new approach to funding students with learning difficultiesFor more information or to book: Summer Camp, 12 July 2013, Hackney Community CollegeTech City, home to over 1,340 tech companies hacking, building and making cutting-edge digitalproducts and innovations is to host a Digital Summer Camp on 12th of July 2013 at HackneyCommunity College, a digital day trip set to ignite a passion for ICT/ Digital and STEM in studentsaged 9-18 by learning from the world’s best programmers and digital experts. Sponsors includeThe Mayor of London’s Office, Pearson, The British Computer Society, The Big Society and TechCity Investment Organisation.FREE TICKETS FOR AOC MEMBERS! Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first - served basis -please book your groups in as soon as you can by going to Digital Summer Camp event website andentering the discount voucher AOC.For more information please contact Martin Underwood, Partnerships Manager.Date Meetings/Events24 May AoC/ Linking London 7th Annual Conference24 May Catch-up meeting with Paul Tucker and Derek Harvey (CN)29 May ‘Responding to the Skills Needs of the Unemployed’ meeting (AoCLR)29 May ‘Common Accord workshop’ follow up meeting (AoCLR)29 May Meeting with Alexandra Worden, Senior Associate, Eversheds (CN)30 May ISO9001 London Region Audit Meeting (AoCLR)3 June Regular catch-up meeting with Mary Vine-Morris, London Councils (CN)5 June AoC Gold Awards Ceremony, House of Commons Terrace (CN, JS)5 June AoC meeting with Graciano Soares, JISC RSC (CN)6 June Meeting with Crossrail, Nigel Eagers (CN)6 June AoC London Procurement Managers’ Network meeting (AoCLR)7 June AoC London Heads of MIS Network meeting (AoCLR)Recent meetingsOther News, events and updatesGET A LINE ON AOC LONDON REGION MEETINGS
  5. 5. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 7 June 2013Page 5 of 5If you like to get more information about the AoCLR attended recent and future meetings/eventsplease contact Eva Taumer, AoC London Team Administrator.If 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 future issues,please email Evelina Joykutty.Caroline Neville Judith Smyth Evelina JoykuttyRegional Director Deputy Director Regional TaumerTeam Meetings/Events11 June AoC Catch-up meeting with Barclays, Rod Baker (CN, JS)11 June AoC London HE Coordinators’ Network meeting (AoCLR)11 June LSIS HE Linking London project catch-up meeting (CN, JS)12 June AoC London Finance Directors’ Network meeting (AoCLR)12 June St. Charles Sixth Form College meeting, Paul O’Shea, Principal (CN)12 June Meeting with Andy Wise, Youth Justice Board, Colleges/YOT Protocol(JS)13 June AoC London/JISC meeting (CN)13 June ESOL/GLA follow-up workshop (JS)13 June Catch-up meeting with Vic Grimes, NAS (CN)13 June London Higher Reception14 June London Councils OSG meeting (JS)17 June Morley College meeting, Ela Piotrowska, Principal (CN)20 June AoC London Regional World Skills meeting (AoCLR)Future meetingsCONTACTS