The Ascentis National Conference took place on Friday 8th December in London and it turned out to be our best Conference yet. All the speakers, including former Government Adviser Dame Louise Casey DBE CB, were informative and inspirational.


Dame Louise Casey, author of the Casey Review, spoke on how immigration to the UK has doubled in 20 years and the integration issues that have arisen due to this.


Tony Wilson, from the Learning & Work Institute, spoke on Devolution and what devolving power will mean for education.


Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP, spoke on the Post-16 Review and how it could affect the education sector.


Sue Southwood, from the Education & Training Foundation, delivered a workshop on the Functional Skills Reform, the history of the reform and how it should be implemented.


Beej Kaczmarczyk, from the Learning Curve Group, delivered a workshop on the changing face of Further Education and skills funding landscape.


Overall, the conference was well attended and received excellent feedback making it a real success.


We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make this our best event ever.