CPD event 2019

Improving professionalism to achieve outstanding teaching, learning and assessment

14th June 2019


Feedback from the event

  • Extremely productive, great networking. Really helpful expert speakers and all round brilliant day.
  • Fantastic day, really good sessions, loads of resources and networking.
  • Your events have always been excellent.
  • Wow what another amazing day - lots of contacts made for the future, a big thank you.
  • I just wanted to send a personal thank you for the wonderful event on Friday. I left feeling thoroughly inspired, filled with knowledge (and food!). A wonderful opportunity to learn and meet others in a similar field. 
  • It was great meeting you and thank you for a great day!
  • Excellent teacher/trainer event providing loads of information, resources and a variety of knowledgeable speakers. CPD relevant and the opportunity for great networking. It was brilliant to finally meet Ann who's books were my bible during my teacher training. Now looking forward to getting stuck into Ann and Sharron's new book. I haven’t stopped singing its praises to my colleagues! Elaine Fisher
  • It was a fantastic event. Thank you once again. 

  • A great day. This is my third and each time I have learnt and shared more. I have grown in my career role. This day has helped me network and even given me ideas for the future. Amazing! Martin Hipwell  
  • Being a trainer for a charity and delivering courses in prison can be isolating on both fronts because we are not part of a wider education network so events like your conference are essential to help us keep up with changes in the sector, and to give us an opportunity to network and feel a part of things. Maria McNicholl  
  • A brilliant day of learning and networking. 
  • The session was great, thank you Ann.
  • A great day, lots of intestine sessions and speakers. Really enjoyed the networking opportunities and meeting Ann!
  • Great event, very informative. Thank you.
  • The event was amazing and more than I had hoped for. Thank you.
  • A really great event - as always.
  • Very informative and enjoyable networking day.
  • Amazing, learnt so much.
  • Well done and thank you.
  • Best CPD day ever!
  • A really valuable day. So glad I attended.
  • I had a great day. I never get to normally come to training like this. I feel more confident and knowledgeable about things that would normally get fed back in an unpositive way.
  • A great day!
  • Thank you for an excellent day.
  • A wonderful day thank you so much.
  • Really pleased with the event - very practical as expected.
  • Fantastic opportunity to work with recognised people in the industry and network with people who are all expert in their own field. Thanks Ann and Sharron!
  • Excellent workshop, very informative.
  • Really enjoyable day. Thank you.


Summary of the event

Aim of the day

The aim of the day was for everyone to have a good time, network with others, and gain knowledge from experts in the sector.

The day went really well with all participants leaving happy and more knowledgeable. 

It was great to see people who have attended my previous events, and to meet people who use my books and resources

Everyone had a great time, lots of networking took place and the food and refreshments were plentiful!

There were five sessions

  1. Ash Smith from TQUK Awarding Organisation: Apprenticeships and end-point assessment: what the programmes are about and how the different end-point assessment methods are used. What an awarding organisation expects from centres.  
  2. Ann Gravells: Updates within our sector - a quick overview of hot topics, changes, developments and what you can prepare for, for the coming year.
  3. Sharron Mansell: Teaching, learning and assessment approaches: how you can use different and interesting techniques to ensure your learners are engaged and making good progress.
  4. Ann Gravells: Quality, compliance and accountability: how you can ensure you are offering a high quality service and yet remain fully compliant and accountable with all that you do. 
  5. Debbie Forsythe-Conroy: What does 'outstanding' look like in a centre? Included an update regarding changes to the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework (CIF) which will become the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

There were eight exhibitors

With thanks to our headline sponsor The White Rose Beauty Colleges for providing the venue.

The exhibitors proved popular and the staff gave lots of great advice and prizes for the quiz.

Just click on a logo below to go to an exhibitor's website.