Other Events

Here we list events by other organisations which may be of interest to our members. If you have an event you would like listed please contact the Patoss office with details. These are provided as a service and Patoss bears no responsibility for content or organisation of events listed.

Events by other organisations

You are invited to the initial meeting of

PATOSS Greater Manchester Local Group

Find out about what the group can offer you and what is involved in setting it up

Tuesday, 24th Jan 2017 -  7pm to 8.30pm

Room G4, Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, Stockport, SK2 6TH

No charge

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting and would be grateful if you would pass on this invitation to any of your colleagues and acquaintances who might also be interested in attending.

For further details, please contact:

Marilyn Jones, 0161 670 1767, marilynjonline@gmail.com


Next steps for transforming caring for people with learning disabilities: funding, integration and community care


Guest of Honour: Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England

With local Transforming Care Partnerships (TCPs) beginning their work, this timely seminar will provide an opportunity to assess future policy priorities for people with learning disabilities across health and social care.

Delegates will consider the implementation of NHS England’s Building the Right Support plan, with local plans proposed by TCPs - collaborations between Clinical Commissioning Groups, local authorities and specialised commissioners - due to be assessed against countrywide objectives, with the aim of, by 2019, reducing the reliance on inpatient care and establishing a national service delivery model for commissioners and providers. 

Further sessions focus on the impact of population-based healthcare, via new Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), on care for people with learning disabilities, the impact of new inspection methodologies announced in the CQC’s five-year strategy on the regulation of care, and priorities for personalising care in light of the national rollout of the Integrated Personal Commissioning programme - as well as improving access to primary care for people with learning disabilities.

We are delighted that Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar. 

Sue Darker, Operations Director, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health, Hertfordshire County Council; Sharon Jeffreys, Head of Commissioning - Learning Disabilities, NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group; Dr Theresa Joyce, National Professional Advisor on Learning Disabilities, CQC; Sarah Maguire, Director, Learning Disability England (formerly Housing & Support Alliance) and Managing Director, Choice Support; Dr Neil Ralph, Programme Manager for Mental Health and Learning Disability, Health Education England; Jim Thomas, Programme Head - Workforce Innovation, Skills for Care and a speaker confirmed from CHANGE have also agreed to speak. 

Lord Adebowale, Non-Executive Director, NHS England and Chief Executive Officer, Turning Point has kindly agreed to chair a session at this seminar.

For further information contact: 

Anna Cole

Data Quality Officer, Westminster Forum Projects

T: 01344 864796

F: 01344 420121

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Initial Teacher Education in England - implementing the core content framework and the future of Qualified Teacher Status



Guests of Honour: Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education

This timely seminar will bring together stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss the future for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and explore potential reforms to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Delegates will consider recommendations made in A framework of core content for Initial Teacher Training (ITT), commissioned by the DfE following the Carter Review, on support for teacher trainers and trainees to have a better understanding of good ITT content. 

Further sessions will assess plans outlined by the Government to equip new teachers entering the classroom with practical behaviour management skills and a better understanding of children’s emotional wellbeing and special educational needs. Additionally, following the Government welcoming recommendations made in the recent report, National standards for school-based ITT mentors, the role and value of school-based mentoring for trainee teachers will also be discussed.

The agenda also looks at potential changes to the awarding and format of QTS - such as replacing QTS with a stronger accreditation and allowing schools and headteachers to decide its relevance for promotion or employment - and consider the main considerations to be taken into account in the designing of a new accreditation. 

We are delighted that Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

At this early stage, Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association; Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, nasen; Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be; Alison Ryan, Senior Policy Adviser, ATL; Annette Smith, Chair, Council for Subject Associations; Professor Samantha Twiselton, Director of Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University and Member, Expert Advisory Panel for the Carter Review and the ITT Behaviour Group and Professor Chris Wilkins, Director of Teacher Education, University of Leicester have also agreed to speak. To book your place click here


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