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Programme Outline


08.00am – 09.30am Delegate Registration & Opportunity to visit the Exhibitors
09.30am – 09.35am Introduction & Housekeeping
Jon Collis, Operations Director, National Training Resources
09.35am –09.45am Conference Chairman (Welcome & Opening Remarks)
Professor Geoff Hayward, Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Leeds
09.45am – 10.15am 'The lived experience of NEET young people: Findings from an ethnographic study in the North of England'
Dr Robin Simmons, Reader in Post-Compulsory Education, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield
Questions and comments from the floor
10.15am – 10.35am 'The Government’s Participation and NEET policy '
Oliver Newton, NEET and Narrowing the Gaps Policy Manager
Department for Education (DfE)
10.35am – 10.55am 'Young people and the Work Programme: Joined up provision for sustainable outcomes'
Dr Vincent Pattison FRSA, Research Analyst, Ingeus Centre for Policy and Research, Ingeus - Major Prime Provider of the Work Programme
10.55am – 11.15am Sum up by Conference Chairman & Q&A Panel Discussion
11.15am – 11.45am Refreshment Break & Opportunity to visit the Exhibitors
11.45am – 12.45pm Facilitated Workshops - Session One
12.45pm – 13.45pm Lunch
Networking & Opportunity to visit the Exhibitors
13.45pm – 14.05pm Case Study: Exceler8 - Reducing NEETS in Bournemouth
Amanda Selway, Area Manager, & Pippa Allner, Lead Project Worker Exceler8, Ansbury, Bournemouth
14.05pm – 14.25pm Case Study: Work-based learning for NEET’s - Virgin Media’s solution
Peter Van Den Broeck, Head of Apprenticeships,
& Stephanie Cooper, Young Ambassador, Virgin Media
14.25pm – 14.45pm Case Study: Providing Rich and Effective careers advice
Dave Forshaw, Headteacher, Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School
14.45pm – 15.05pm Sum up by Conference Chairman & Q&A Panel Discussion
15.05pm – 16.10pm
Facilitated Workshops - Session Two (Session One Repeated)
16.10pm– 16.30pm Closing Surgery Session – Meet the Chair, Speakers, Facilitators and Network with the Experts.

The closing session will be located in the main conference room and conducted as an informal “open door” session. The aim is to provide an opportunity for delegates to drop in to ask individual questions, exchange knowledge and views with the Chairman, Speakers, Workshop Leaders and other delegates.  If the session is sufficiently populous then the Chair may provide an informal summing up.      
16.30pm Conference Close

In the event that any speaker becomes unavailable the programme schedule may be subject to change