National Careers Leader and Learning Conference 2019

Developing Effective Career Programmes: Evaluation and Impact

Held on Thursday 11th to Friday 12th July, at the University of Derby, Enterprise Centre 

This two-day national conference is designed to support the Government's Careers Strategy and Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges. In 2018, we looked at achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks. This year the focus of the conference is evaluation and impact; topics requested by most delegates in 2018.

Keynote speakers included:

'Implementing the Careers Strategy'
Richard Simper - Deputy Director of Careers and Basic Skills - Department of Education

'Good Career Guidance: How are we doing?'
 - University of York

Evaluating School and College Careers Provision'
Professor Tristram Hooley - University of Derby
Marian Morris - Director of SQW

'The national survey of careers leaders in secondary schools'
Dr Emily Tanner - Head of Research at the Careers & Enterprise Company

Keynote Panel:
'Developing a careers strategy across several schools - Intent, Implementation and impact?'
Mark Fox - Careers Hub Facilitator - North East Careers Hub
Ryan Gibson - AET National System Leader: CEIAG

With special thanks to headline sponsor CASCAID.

Conference outline

Conference themes

Workshop Session 1

Thursday 13th July at 14.00

Engaging with parents - Anthony Barnes

Career events: an integral part of career decision making - Anthony Adams

What every careers leader needs to know about the new Ofsted - Janet Colledge

Workshops Session 2

Thursday 13th July at 16.30

Enhancing the impact of external one-to-one guidance - Rachael McDermott

Using triage careers interviews to meet Gatsby Benchmark 8 - Claire Grimwood

What can we learn from the Gatsby Benchmark pilot? - Jill Hanson

FIS – Framework for Intensive Support - Sue Cross

Workshop Session 3

Friday 14th July at 9.00

Embedding careers in the curriculum: Worth the effort? - Gerard Liston

A practitioners' approach to working with learners with SEND - David Keeton

Transition to HE – how are young people prepared - Ruth Boyce

Careers and labour market information resources: Gatsby BM 2 - Polly Wiggans

Workshop Session 4

Friday 14th July at 10.30

Support & best practice for delivering STEM specific careers - Gemma Taylor

Delivering a digital careers service for young people in Wakefield - Jayne Vose

Delivering a learner lifecycle of CEIAG - Susan Wells and Zofia Ciopcinski

Making employer encounters 'meaningful’ - Nicki Moore

Workshop Session 5

Friday 14th July at 11.30

Best practice for Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Helen Janota

Avoiding the scattergun approach to career learning - Janet Hutchinson

Impactful career planning requires more personal control - Stuart Mitchell