Keynote Speakers 23

We are delighted to have these 2 brilliant Keynote sessions in Liverpool this year.

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Andrew Green

Chichester College Group Chief Executive Andrew Green is passionate about Further Education (FE) and has the pedigree to prove it.

Having begun his career in retail management, working for companies including House of Fraser and Boots, Andrew retrained as a teacher in 1996 and gained his Masters in Education in 2000.

His career in FE began at this time, and he held a range of senior positions at City College, Brighton and Hove, before taking up the post of Deputy Principal at Chichester College in 2010.

He was then appointed Executive Principal in 2017, following the college’s merger with Crawley College and the creation of the Chichester College Group. He was named Chief Executive in 2021.

During his career at Chichester College Group (formerly Chichester College), he has led the group through two Outstanding Ofsted inspections in 2014 and 2020.

Andrew is passionate about building the skills and confidence in young people, apprentices and adults, giving them the routes to their dream job or dream university place and giving them the tools they need to be able to make a positive contribution to their local communities.

Away from the ‘day job’, Andrew was the joint owner and chief executive of Brighton Film School from 2011 until 2018. He currently serves as a director of a local boutique and runs a property company.

Andrew is also a trustee of two charities - Culture Shift, which uses the arts to support young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, and PACSO, which provides respite care for parents of children with learning difficulties or disabilities.

Andrew’s keynote will focus on leadership and management. Andrew will share three narratives that have led to his current position, how they have formed his core values and have given him the success in his career. Key Leadership and management aspects of Chichester College Groups journey to outstanding will be shared. Andrew is then happy to take questions from delegates.


Student Commission on Racial Justice: A Student-led Approach to Tackling Racism

This session will be led by the Student Commission on Racial Justice, a national student-led project directed by Leaders Unlocked. Now in its third year, the Commission brings together over 40 students from 10 leading FE colleges in England and gives students a platform to tackle racial injustice in their colleges and the wider community.

Since 2020, the Student Commission on Racial Justice reached over 5000 young adults to ask their opinions and experiences of racial injustice in key areas of our society. Working closely with key stakeholders from education, employment, health, policing and justice the Commission will encourage them to implement the recommendations for action, published in their report, SCRJ A Platform for Young People's Voices on Racial Justice

In this session we will hear directly from and engage with students and colleges involved in the Commission to explore the:

  • Impact of racism on student well-being
  • Benefits and power of taking a student-led, partnership approach to tackling racism
  • College approach to keeping students safe and becoming an anti-racist institution

Leaders Unlocked is a social enterprise that works across education, employment, health, policing and justice to help organisations involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.

The colleges involved in the Student Commission are; Barnsley College, Bedford College Group, BMet College, City College Norwich, DN Colleges Group, Kirklees College, Leyton Sixth Form College, MK College Group, Solihull College and University Centre and The Sheffield College.