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NEAA: Lunch and Learn - Understanding the Changing Educational Landscape

NEAA: Lunch and Learn - Understanding the Changing Educational Landscape
11:15am to 2:30pm

Are you one of 54% of businesses who don't understand the new 9-1 GCSE grading system? Perhaps you already have some knowledge on this subject area, but you want further clarity to ensure you are reviewing applicants fairly and engaging with schools appropriately. 

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are based on best national and international research and define all the elements of an excellent careers programme. Placed at the heart of the Government's new Careers Strategy, there is an expectation that Schools will meet fully all benchmarks by the end of 2020. Employers have a role to play in this - How involved is your business?

Are you also one of the 49% of employers who have very little awareness of T Levels? Touted as the new alternative to A-Levels, these technical qualifications are promising to simplify the process of vocational training. The new qualifications are being introduced between 2020 and 2022 - What's happening in this region and what's the demand on employers?

This knowledge exchange Lunch & Learn will help you to understand how the changes in the education landscape are impacting on Schools and the business community. It will also provide an opportunity to learn more about new initiatives such as Gatsby Benchmarks and T Level, as well as sharing best practice around School Engagement.


11.15 - Registration

11.30 - Welcome, Ian Green, NMUK

11.40 - KS4 Educational Changes - New GCSE Grading, Mark Langley

12.05 - Gatsby Benchmarks - Employer Engagement, Mark Langley

12.30 - Networking Lunch

13.00 - T Levels: What are they? The North East Picture, David Shield

13.20 - EngineeringUK State of Engineering Report 2019, Steph Neave

13.40 - School Engagement Best Practice, Rob Dodds, Unipres (UK)

14.00 - Q&A


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    Sunderland SR5 3HE

  • 0191 490 2499