With the publication of the Skills for Jobs white paper, the government’s interim conclusion of the review of post-18 education and funding and the plans for the future of the Teaching Excellence Framework, a policy agenda for the future of post-compulsory education in England is taking shape.
At this Wonkhe @ Home we’ll digest all the policies and their implications for universities, and we’ll assess the likely direction of travel for post-compulsory education across the UK in the context of the government’s wider aspirations for rebuilding post-Covid. With the help of a basket of policy experts and policy makers we’ll identify the opportunities and risks for higher education and think through the crunchiest policy challenges the government has set itself.
09.00 Welcome and policy debrief with Team Wonkhe
09.40 The future shape of post-compulsory education – what we know about the policy and the politics
Speakers: David Hughes, chief executive, Association of Colleges; Anne Milton, former minister for skills and apprenticeships and KPMG associate; Andy Westwood, professor of government practice, University of Manchester.
10.30 Higher technical skills, credit transfer, and lifelong loans
Speakers: Edward Peck, vice chancellor, Nottingham Trent University; Sue Rigby, vice chancellor, Bath Spa University; Claire Callender, professor of higher education studies, UCL Institute of Education.
11.40 Unpacking the Pearce review of TEF
In conversation with Shirley Pearce, independent reviewer of TEF.
12.00 Quality, TEF and the student experience
Speakers: Shirley Pearce, independent reviewer of TEF; Chris Husbands, vice chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, and TEF chair; Ailsa Crum, Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards, QAA; Meg Price, vice president education, Worcester SU.
Agenda subject to change