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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

    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
      André Imich,
      SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, The SEND, Alternative Provision and Attendance Unit, Department for Education (Confirmed)

      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)

      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
      IT Infrastructure Best Practice Workshop
      Dr Phil Richards,
      Chief Innovation Officer, JISC (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Incorporating emerging technology into the school and classroom
      • Maintaining a systems which involves multiple and often junior users across a large network
      •  Ensuring protection against cyber risks, hackers and data theft
      • Creating and enforcing a security and privacy policy across the school
      •  Securing buy in from the senior leadership team and investing in IT
    • 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