Agenda

DAY 1 - April 3, 2019

DAY 2 - April 4, 2019

  • Day2
  • MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    MAT SUMMIT

    HOT SEAT & SEND THEATRE

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    MAIN STAGE

    • 09:35 - 09:40
      Morning Chair’s Welcoming Remarks
      Tom Clark CBE,
      Chair, GovNet Advisory Board for Education (Confirmed)
    • 09:40 - 10:00
      Opening Morning Keynote Address – A New Future for Schools
      Mike Kane,
      Shadow Minister for Schools, Member of Parliament for Wythenshaw & Sale East (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • What are Labour’s plans for academies?
      • If academies are scrapped what impact will this have on the pupils, staff jobs and industry revenue
      • How do Labour look to safeguard the wellbeing of educational professionals?
    • 10:00 - 10:10
      Questions & Answers

      An opportunity to ask the Shadow Minister your questions about the priorities for the education sector under Labour.

    • 10:10 - 10:30
      Why we need to Join-Up Effective Governance, Leadership and Financial Management
      Mike Pettifer,
      Director, Academies and Maintained Schools, Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Great governance: the importance of effective governance and its relationship to financial management
      • Strong leadership: what we see in strong trusts; the importance of oversight and challenge
      • Excellent financial management: a rough guide to the Academies Financial Handbook; strategic financial planning and long-term thinking; understanding school resource management and what support is out there

    • 10:30 - 11:00
      Keynote Address: The Ofsted Education Inspection Framework
      Matthew Purves,
      Deputy Director for Schools, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      Neil Redmond-King,
      Principal Officer, Schools , Ofsted (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Overview of the changes proposed in the new framework
      • Overview of the consultation responses
      • Summary of the next steps
    • 11:00 - 11:10
      Questions & Answers
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      Keynote Address – How to make an Academy Successful
      Dominic Herrington,
      Interim National Schools Commissioner , Department for Education (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Exploring the government’s new £3 million fund to support governance training up to 2021 and the DfE funded Governance leadership and clerking development programme
      • Assessing the latest DfE guidance on regional schools’ commissioners standards for governance and leadership when they assess the establishment or expansion of multi-academy trusts (MATs)
      • Analysing the requirements of governors and trustees within DfE’s Governance Handbook and Competency Framework
      • Evaluating the future challenges and opportunities for academies governance
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      Building an effective Professional Culture: How can schools help teachers to develop and thrive?
      Cat Scutt,
      Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Understanding how schools' professional culture directly impacts on the quality of teaching as well as being critical to teacher retention
      • Exploring the importance of teacher wellbeing, workload reduction and consistent behaviour management approaches
      • The importance of supporting teachers at the start of their career and beyond, and the role the new Early Career Framework could play
      • The effectiveness of coaching, mentoring and professional learning communities as approaches to teacher development
      • Measuring and understanding the impact of approaches to supporting and developing teachers.
    • 13:30 - 13:50
      Afternoon Keynote Address: The Evolving Role of Local Authorities in the Education Sector
      Cllr Roy Perry,
      Vice Chairman, Children and Young People Board and Leader, Hampshire County Council (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • The positive impact local authorities and the wider community can have on schools
      • Current funding priorities for maintained schools
      • Collaborative working between schools, academies and local authorities to ensure the best outcomes for pupils
    • 13:50 - 14:30
      Panel Discussion: Recruitment Crisis – How Can We Attract and Retain Teachers?
      Russell Hobby,
      CEO, Teach First (Confirmed)
      Sir Andrew Carter KBE,
      Executive Headteacher, South Farnham Education Trust (Confirmed)
      Emma Hubball,
      Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy , Department for Education (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Harnessing effective approaches to enhance training and recruitment
      • How do we increase the number of people considering teaching?
      • How do we remove barriers to match professionals to placements?
      • How does professional development support the retention of teachers?
      • Discussing the potential of the QTS reforms to significantly enhance teacher retention, and what schools can do to best support this
      • Making the case for the continued role of Higher Education in delivering teacher training
    • 14:50 - 15:30
      Panel Discussion: Classroom of the Future – What’s Next?
      Chris Rothwell,
      Director of Education , Microsoft UK (Confirmed)
      Vinous Ali,
      Head of Policy, Skills, Innovation and Digital Strategy , TechUK (Confirmed)
      Nancy Wilkinson,
      Programme Manager, Education, Nesta (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Is the ‘Classroom of the Future’ a reality and when will it be realised?
      • What are the implications for schools once AI, VR and innovative technologies become more widely used
      • How does new technology fit with the current funding of the education sector?
      • What will be the next widely used education technology solution within the classroom?
      • How will technology be used to ensure it provides better pupil outcomes?
    • 15:30 - 16:10
      How Can School Partnerships Shape the Future of Education?
      Tom Arbuthnott,
      Director of Outreach and Partnership, Eton College (Confirmed)
      Julie Robinson,
      General Secretary, Independent Schools Council (ISC) (Confirmed)
      Paul Jackson,
      Headteacher, Manorfield Primary (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Assessing the key benefits of school partnerships in a changing landscape
      • How can independent schools play an important role in sharing resources with local schools?
      • Using local partnerships to create staffing benefits and ease recruitment pressures
      • Providing pupils with clearly laid out paths to university, apprenticeships or employment
    • 16:10 - 16:15
      Chair’s Closing Remarks
      Tom Clark CBE,
      Chair, GovNet Advisory Board for Education (Confirmed)

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    • 09:45 - 10:15
      ATT: You Have to be Strategic, You Have to be Bold, You Have to be Brave – Can it Work?
      Vince Green,
      Executive Principal, Bristnall Hall and Pool Hayes (secondary) Academies (Confirmed)
      Debbie Clinton,
      CEO , Academy Transformation Trust (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • How do you deliver effective school improvement across 10 LA areas?
      • Why does the ‘back office’ matter so much?
      • What’s it like to be a Principal in a large, national MAT?
    • 10:40 - 11:10
      Character and Resilience Education: The Prince William Award
      Ben Slade,
      CEO, Skillforce (Confirmed)
      • A short overview of SkillForce – An national education charity which uses the skills and knowledge of former Armed Forces personnel to deliver character education to children and young people.
      • What is character education? How does it benefit young people?
      • A partnership for success - Our Heroes in schools
      • How does the Prince William Award work?
      • Our impact - why is the Prince William Award important?
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      Qualifications and Support from NCFE
      Lucy Thompson,
      Product Manager (Schools), NCFE (Confirmed)
      Neil Stocking,
      Vice Principal, The Highcrest Academy (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Overview of DfE approved qualifications for 2020, 2021 and 2022 performance tables, including V Cert case study from The Highcrest Academy from Neil Stocking
      • English and maths interventions
      • Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) programmes
      • Careers and employability packages
      • Summary of support available to optimise teaching delivery, including CPD opportunities
    • 12:30 - 12:50
      Cornerstones Session: Six Steps to Take when Designing a Primary Curriculum
      Janet Carroll,
      Senior Curriculum Adviser , Cornerstones Curriculum Team (Confirmed)

      The presentation will cover:

      • how to tackle the daunting task of designing a primary curriculum
      • the six vital steps of developing a deep, broad and balanced curriculum
      • how using staff expertise and quality published materials can ensure it is right for your school and follows national guidelines
      • how to define your curriculum content
      • smooth implementation for a real impact on learning, progression and engagement
    • 13:15 - 13:45
      Case Study: Going Beyond the Curriculum
      Matthew Burton,
      Headteacher , Thornhill Community Academy (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Shifting the focus on the learner human being
      • Exploring the hidden curriculum and its importance in our system
      • Instilling a culture of cross curricular and whole school learning
    • 14:10 - 14:30
      Case Study: Transform Your School in Challenging Circumstances
      Paul Jackson,
      Headteacher, Manorfield Primary (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Leading a school in challenging circumstances to transform a school rapidly
      • Effectively working with your Local Authority and/or other partners
      • The school improvements necessary to support a majority Pupil Premium intake (50%+ FSM)
      • How to ensure every child succeeds, no matter their background
      • Promoting excellent teaching through outstanding leadership
    • 14:55 - 15:25
      Effective Use of Pupil Premium to Raise Attainment and Progress
      Jonathan Haslam,
      Director, Institute of Effective Education ,
      Board Member, Research Schools Network (Confirmed)
      Daniel Jones,
      Chief Executive Officer, Children's Endeavour Trust (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Research evidence and the Pupil Premium: Uneasy bedfollows
      • Is evidence-based practice the answer?
      • A case study of good practice from National Pupil Premium Award winning school, Springfield Juniors School
      • Practical examples of using the Pupil Premium effectively, linked to evidence-based practice and excellent sustained outcomes
    • 15:40 - 16:05
      Case Study: Supporting Disadvantaged Pupils at Your School
      Michael Stimpson,
      Headteacher, St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Existing and new support for disadvantaged pupils to attend grammar schools
      • Ensuring continued success against a backdrop of severe funding pressures
      • The importance of outreach within the community
      • How St Michael’s will use its share of the extra funding received from the government to expand, and why St Michael’s was selected

    MAT SUMMIT

    HOT SEAT & SEND THEATRE

    • 09:45 - 10:05
      The Changing Nature of SEND Provision

      This session will cover:

      •  Exploring the outcomes of the SEND reform process following the completion of the transition in April 2018
      •  Improving multi-agency working through the delivery of Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans for SEND children and young people
      • SEN Support – Getting it right
      •  Evaluating the future challenges and opportunities for SEND provision in England
    • 10:20 - 10:50
      Social Inclusion – What could possibly go wrong?
      Diane Greaves,
      Headteacher, Greenacre School (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Exploring a socially inclusive model of education for children with wide-ranging and complex SEND
      • Breaking down the barriers that prevent learners learning from each other
      • Innovation – delivering learning to children…removing the label!
    • 11:10 - 11:30
      How can Schools and Academies Meet the Needs of All their Children and Young People?
      Alex Grady,
      Education Development Officer, nasen (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • The national picture of SEND
      • How has funding affected the provision for children/young people with SEND?
      • What are best-practice takeaways for schools supporting pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities?
      • Innovative models of support for children/young people with SEND
    • 12:00 - 12:20
      No-one Left Behind: Ensuring Outstanding Specialist SEND Provision Post-16
      Tracey Clare-Gray,
      Principal, Foxes Academy,
      Director, Natspec (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Implementing the Children and Families Act: increasing the number of young people aged 16-25 with Education Health and Care Plans
      • Recognising the need for a diverse range of specialist post-16 provision
      • How to plan and organise provision of specialist colleges to reflect the need of young people
    • 13:00 - 13:20
      No longer held back: Making the Education System work for Children on the Autism Spectrum
      Tim Nicholls,
      Head of Policy and Public Affairs, National Autistic Society (NAS) (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Lessons learned from NAS running a number of specialist autism schools across the country
      • Improving schools’ understanding of autism through NAS’ support and training
      • The specialist advice on offer to families through NAS’ Education Rights Service
      • Ensuring no autistic child is held back any longer with children included in the Government’s in the national autism strategy for the first time this year 

       

      This week is World Autism Awareness Week – an opportunity to step up our campaigning to change attitudes and transform the lives of autistic children and adults.

    • 14:00 - 14:20
      CASE STUDY | A Recipe for Successful SEND Provision: How to Review and Improve SEND Provision in your School
      Louise Ling,
      SEND Teaching School Director, LIFT Partnership (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • The approach used to review and improve SEND provision in a range of different school settings and contexts
      • The key ingredients to enable SENCOs and school leaders to focus improvements to resolve issues and improve SEND pupil outcomes
      • An emphasis on quality first teaching with effective targeted and specific education strategies to the right children at the right time
      • The importance of a positive school culture, peer interactions and parental engagement
    • 14:45 - 15:05
      Sharing SEND knowledge and expertise via Moor House Research and Training Institute: research, training and resources
      Dr Susan Ebbels,
      Director of the Moor House Research and Training Institute, Moor House School (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Overview of Moor House School & College, specialist school for children with Developmental Language Disorder
      • Moor House Research and Training Institute and its role as part of Moor House School & College and in the wider SEND community
        • Research – overview of areas covered and on-going projects
        • Training on SEND – what we offer
        • Resources – in particular
          • The SHAPE CODINGTM system for teaching grammar to children with language disorders
          • The WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCETM framework for tracking progress in life skills (particularly for college aged students
    • 15:25 - 15:45
      Children with Problems or Problem Children? Strategies and Policy Solutions for Dealing with Young People Who Suffer from Behavioural Challenges
      Brenda McHugh,
      Co-Director of Mental Health in Schools & Co-Founder, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families; Family School London (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Identifying indicators that a child may suffer from a behavioural condition
      • Understanding the motivation behind behavioural outbursts from young people
      •  Strategies to pacify a situation in the classroom
      • The danger of pupils internalising feelings/issues and ramifications of this
      •  Supporting children with behavioural issues on a whole-school scale

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    • 10:00 - 10:30
      Essential Planning and Support is key on the Road to Success
      Tom Able-Green,
      Education Solutions Manager , Academia (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • A look at the ever-increasing concerns around IT financing
      • How to ensure the long-term sustainability of IT projects
      • The ways IT strategies can support the larger educational vision within education establishments
    • 10:45 - 11:05
      Project deSHAME – Preventing & Responding to Peer-Related Online Sexual Harassment
      Dr Jo Bryce,
      Director, Cyberspace Research Unit, UCLAN (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Outline the aims and structure of the deSHAME project
      • Report the key results from the initial research phase of the project – including young peoples’ experiences, attitudes, reporting actions and help-seeking barriers
      • Provide an overview of the resources developed on the basis of the project (e.g., Teaching toolkit, lesson plans, guidance for schools)
      • Highlight the challenges for schools in addressing this topic, and effective ways to address them
    • 11:20 - 11:50
      Managing School Debt: Engaging the smartphone-generation parent
      James Laver,
      National Sales Manager, +Pay (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • The importance of managing parent debt as part of healthy school finances
      • Keeping the millennial parent up to date in their fast-paced worlds
      • How the technology of smartphones play a big part in the school to parent relationship
    • 12:15 - 12:35
      Lessons in digital technology: from classroom to staff room
      Kirri Gooch,
      Regional Education Manager, Google for Education (Invited)
      Graham Macaulay,
      Director of IT, LEO Academy Trust (Confirmed)

      This session will include:

      • The evidence to make cost savings within your school or academy
      • The inspiration to explore digital technologies with confidence and commitment
      • The understanding needed to boost knowledge sharing within your school community
    • 13:50 - 14:20
      Towards Education 4.0: Emerging best practice in IT infrastructure and resources
      Dr Phil Richards,
      Chief Innovation Officer, JISC (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Incorporating emerging technology into the classroom and curriculum
      • Ensuring protection against cyber risks, hackers and data theft
      • Creating and enforcing a security and privacy policy across the institution
      • Securing buy-in from the senior leadership team and appropriate investment
      • Towards Education 4.0 – the new educational paradigm for the fourth industrial revolution
    • 14:50 - 15:20
      CyberChoices: Diverting talented and curious youngsters from Risk to Reward
      Steph Frankish,
      Regional Cyber Crime Prevent Officer, Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) (Confirmed)
      Andy Baldwin,
      Regional Cyber Crime Prevent Officer, Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Prevention is better than cure - ensuring young people are more aware of the law as they push the boundaries while honing their digital skills
      • How UK policing is responding, establishing an intervention programme to try and identify potential illegal hackers
      • Intervening with positive diversions and inspiring young people to use their skills ethically and lawfully
    • 15:40 - 16:00
      Industry 4.0: What do Schools need to know?
      Dr Laura R. Larke,
      Researcher, University of Oxford (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • The ‘coding agenda’: What does the research show about the impact of coding on pupils’ lives? Is it the social leveller that it is often claimed to be?
      • Successful examples of teacher skilling being employed to bridge the knowledge gap between educators and their students
      • Acknowledging that teaching is ‘the skill’ and computing is ‘the knowledge’: how to achieve the balance

    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT