Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Seminar: 'Secondary Vocational Education: What Future?'

18 November 2013 - 18 November 2013
Beech Grove House

The final forum in the Centre for Policy Studies in Education Seminar Series 'Secondary Vocational Education: What Future?' will focus on the view of secondary vocational education from the perspective of practitioners.

We welcome all to join in a discussion which will consider where we are now, 50 years after the Newsom Report, where we are heading, and what we should be doing to better support young people.

Attendance at prior seminars is not necessary but we do encourage you review the seminar series topics and resources available on our website.

The following speakers are convened for the panel which will be chaired by Professor Geoff Hayward, Head of the School of Education.

  • Professor Jeremy Higham who is Professor of Post-14 Education Policy and Curriculum at the University of Leeds and a member of the Leeds Education Challenge board will review the issues he sees as pertinent to 14-19 progression.
  • Liz Singleton, Director One for the Team who has worked in both the schools and Further Education sectors, will speak about 'The value of learning vocationally'.
  • Mark Waters, previously a Key Stage 4 Engagement (KS4E) Programme curriculum manager for a Local Authority will speak about his experience with the Jamie Oliver programme.

The panel will give short talks of 10 minutes each to allow for discussion about the key issues that face us today with regards to vocational education and the progression of 'other half' of our future.

Please RSVP to cpseleeds@leeds.ac.uk if you can join us.

Coffee and tea will be available from 4pm and we will start at 4:30pm. We will have an informal wine reception after the event.

Note: Beech Grove House is opposite the Students' Union and is number 33 on the campus map.


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