Agenda

Day 1 - November 13, 2019

  • MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    MAT SUMMIT

    SEND THEATRE

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    • 10:40 - 11:05
      Creating a World Class School
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisers (AoEA) (Confirmed)
      • Deconstruct traditional management approaches
      • Demonstrate how management should continuously respond to ‘customer’ feedback,
      • Introduce quality improvement tools such as Ishikawa
      • Consider how management can have a negative effect on improvement
      • Show why WIN WIN can be achieved even in the most difficult circumstances
      • Consider why we should be working towards ‘world class’ organisations
      Speakers:
    • 12:10 - 12:40
      Supporting Value for Money and Developing Low Cost Pupil Premium Interventions
      Serge Cefai,
      Headteacher, Sacred Heart Catholic School (Invited)
      • Assess what constitutes value for money in implementing Pupil Premium interventions and how to ensure funding effectively raises outcomes for disadvantaged learners
      • Gain practical low cost tips and strategies for maximising the impact of Pupil Premium funding across your school
      • Evaluate how to utilise evidence to ensure funding interventions meet the needs of your pupils
      • Analyse how data insights and targeted monitoring can be utilised to evaluate spending outcomes
      Speakers:
    • 13:50 - 14:30
      The Blackpool Opportunity: What can other areas of disadvantage learn?
      Jill Gray,
      Principal, Blackpool Sixth Form College (Invited)
      • The importance of cross-phase and cross-sector collaboration
      • The role of a key school/s in fostering excellence and build capacity in an area
      • Improved local stakeholder engagement and working with the community
      Speakers:
    • 14:50 - 15:30
      Enhancing Social Mobility Across the Education System
      Sammy Wright,
      Vice Principal, Southmoor MAT,
      Member, Social Mobility Commission (Invited)
      Sameena Choudry,
      Founder, WomenED (Invited)
      James Turner,
      CEO, The Sutton Trust (Invited)
      • Exploring the social mobility challenge and how progress can be supported to raise learning outcomes within the education system
      • Outlining the key barriers to social mobility for children and young people and how schools, local authorities and care systems can overcome these challenges
      • Assessing how schools can support high quality transitions to higher education and employment for disadvantaged students
      • Evaluating areas of progress in closing the attainment gaps and exploring future priorities for advancing social mobility
      Speakers:

    MAT SUMMIT

    • 09:45 - 10:15
      Improving Governance and Trusteeship in your MAT
      Leora Cruddas,
      CEO, Confederation of School Trusts (CST) (Confirmed)
      • The importance of developing strong governing boards to set direction, values and oversight
      • How to evaluate your boards, ensuring accountability and managing risk
      • An overview of the Governance Leadership Programme (licensed by the DfE) beginning November 2019
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 11:50
      Ofsted Summary Evaluations: Changing the Way Multi-Academy Trusts are Evaluated
      Matthew Purves,
      Deputy Director, Schools, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the recent updates to the Ofsted Inspection Framework and the impact that this will have on Multi-Academy Trusts
      • Examining how summary evaluations will be carried out including telephone surveys, on-site visits to individual academies within a MAT and an on-site visit with MAT leaders
      • Understanding how summary evaluations will clarify the role a MAT plays in school improvement by using a combination of academy inspections and head office inspections
      • Highlighting how MAT Summary Evaluations will explore how trusts create and implement policies through evaluating the impact they have on teaching and learning provisions
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 11:50
      Ofsted Summary Evaluations: Changing the Way Multi-Academy Trusts are Evaluated
      Matthew Purves,
      Deputy Director, Schools, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the recent updates to the Ofsted Inspection Framework and the impact that this will have on Multi-Academy Trusts
      • Examining how summary evaluations will be carried out including telephone surveys, on-site visits to individual academies within a MAT and an on-site visit with MAT leaders
      • Understanding how summary evaluations will clarify the role a MAT plays in school improvement by using a combination of academy inspections and head office inspections
      • Highlighting how MAT Summary Evaluations will explore how trusts create and implement policies through evaluating the impact they have on teaching and learning provisions
      Speakers:
    • 12:50 - 13:20
      Case Study: Achieving ‘Outstanding’ Results Across Multi Academy Trusts
      Paul Tarn,
      CEO, Delta Trust (Invited)
      • Regenerating education in the North by teaming up with other leaders to drive up standards in some of the most underperforming schools
      • Overseeing major improvements across its 43 schools, including 38 in Yorkshire, and working in partnership with Outwood Grange Academies Trust to overhaul education in the North
      • Looking at innovative curriculum, marketing, finance and income generation strategies to drive school performance and enhance education outcomes for all children
      Speakers:
    • 13:50 - 14:30
      Case Study: Utilising Outstanding Financial Management to Improve Education Standards
      Gareth Edmunds,
      Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Northern Education Trust (Invited)
      • How can curriculum based financial planning help MATs to efficiently deploy teachers?
      • Measuring the size of the curriculum in order to calculate the amount of staff needed to effectively deliver the curriculum
      • Outlining how MATs can identify the teaching staff contact ratio to better calculate teachers workload
      • Ensuring teachers are able to deliver the curriculum effectively and deliver outstanding teaching standards
      • Examining how these savings have been reinvested back in to the academies to provide outstanding facilities to effectively improve teaching and learning standards
      Speakers:
    • 15:00 - 15:30
      Case Study: Designing an Evidence-Based, Broad and Balanced Curriculum
      • Designing curricula that supports pupils in monitoring their own progress
      • Exploring how to implement an evidence-based approach to curriculum design
      • Discussing how the implementation of structured learning techniques has allowed students to focus on the content rather than the method of learning and how this leaves more time to build knowledge and understanding

    SEND THEATRE

    • 09:45 - 10:05
      Looking at the Future of SEND Provision
      Alex Grady,
      Education Development Officer, nasen (Confirmed)
      • An overview of current policy and the interaction between local authorities, schools and children’s health services on SEND
      • Overview of the Government’s plans for rolling out ‘7 aspects of engagement’ approach in 2020
      • Replacing P scales 1 to 4: timeframe for turnaround and new requirements
      • The Rochford Review and beyond: looking to the future for SEND pupils
      • Reviewing the Department of Education’s pilot report: strengths and weaknesses
      • Evaluating the future challenges and opportunities for SEND provision in England
      Speakers:
    • 10:30 - 10:50
      How can your School ensure Outstanding ASD Provision?
      Karen Guldberg,
      Director, Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham (Invited)
      • Creating an inclusive learning environment through strategies to support autistic pupils with differences in information processing and communication
      • Exploring practical teaching approaches which enhance attainment for autistic pupils by improving self-esteem and reducing anxiety whilst learning
      • Assessing solutions in supporting behaviour of autistic pupils
      • Evaluating the role of effective communication within the classroom to support autistic pupils in adapting to change and understanding new information
      Speakers:
    • 11:10 - 11:30
      Case Study: Ensuring Outstanding SEND Progress
      Aaron Meredith,
      Headteacher & National Leader of Education, Ernesettle Community School (Invited)
      • Developing an inclusive ethos where every teacher is a teacher of SEND
      • Building strong relationships with other supportive agencies to foster an environment where SEND children are able to thrive
      • Being recognised as one of the best performing schools in the country for overall pupils’ attainment, with a focus on SEND
      Speakers:
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      Case Study: Create Inclusive Practices in Disadvantaged Settings
      Diane South,
      Headteacher, Lyndhurst First School (Invited)
      • Learning how the school has develop children’s academic and social education in an area of high deprivation (lowest 10%) with 16% of children who have a diagnosis of SEND
      • Enabling children to explore their potential without limits, in a caring and empathetic environment
      • Working with dedicated staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of social communication conditions/ASD
      • Enabling learners to attain above National for Y1 Phonics and above National for end of Year 2 ARE
      • Working in partnership with Children’s Services or Early Help with 60 families
      Speakers:
    • 13:30 - 14:20
      Practical Approaches of SEND Funding and Value for Money
      Karen Wespieser,
      Director of Education, Driver Youth Trust (Invited)
      • High Needs Funding arrangements: reviewing options for local authorities and institutions for 2019-2020
      • Accessing resources and training your workforce: making faster, better SEND diagnoses
      • Explore how to measure value for money of SEND provision across your school’s interventions to ensure SEND funding is maximized
      • Evaluate how to maximise outcomes in your SEND leadership structure to ensure clear accountability in learning outcomes
      • What is the future of SEND funding?
      Speakers:
    • 14:45 - 15:05
      Successfully Meeting the Standards of the SEND Inspection Framework
      • Understanding the core standards expected by Ofsted and CQC and sharing key lessons and insights from the joint SEND local area inspections
      • Evaluating how education, care and health services can demonstrate they effectively meet SEND needs and enhance outcomes
      • Exploring how local SEND offers and the development of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans are evaluated by inspectors
      • Assessing how SEND teaching and provision will be assessed and monitored within the new Education Inspection Framework and evaluating the role of the new consultation into the Framework
    • 15:25 - 15:45
      Redditch Early Years Language Class: Creating Innovative SEND Interventions
      Sarah Wykes,
      SENCO Lead, Batchley First School (Invited)
      Matt Whiteley,
      Headteacher, Batchley First School (Invited)
      • Setting up an outstanding and cost effective service for young children with learning difficulties and Speech and Language difficulties
      • Enabling 90% children to go to school on School SEN Support, minimising requirement for enhanced support or Education Health Care plans
      • Creating ‘Batchley Boat’ in order to offer cost price training and network groups to nurseries which were unable to afford the support for their children
      • Offering additional support to parents through facebook groups (Batchley Nursery Plus Families) and the school website
      Speakers:

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    • 11:30 - 11:50
      How Can Academies and Schools Meet the Terms of their Funding Agreements?
      Owen Jenkins,
      Deputy Director, ESFA (Invited)
      • The importance of trustees and effective governance – what we need to ensure effective support and challenge of senior teams in trusts
      • What governors need to know – the right questions to ask of your trusts – understanding your MI and data
      • Plotting the journey and steering the ship – effective strategic planning and long term thinking on finances
      • A rough guide to the Academies Financial Handbook and how it can help
      Speakers:
    • 12:10 - 12:30
      Save Money for your School: Top Procurement and Commissioning Tips
      • How aggregating your spending with other schools and MATs can save you money
      • Make the most of the DfE’s negotiated deals
      • Free advice available for complex procurements such as catering and technology
      • The importance of market intelligence and how your school can freely access it
    • 13:10 - 13:30
      The Essential Guide to Design Principles and Financial Reporting
      • Why is strategic financial planning so important?
      • Essential information for schools
      • Making the key decisions
      • What does a strategic plan look like?
    • 14:15 - 14:45
      Targeted Financial Support through the DfE’s School Resource Management Advisors
      • School resource management – Helping schools, academies and trusts to ensure their resources
      • Understanding the DfE’s School Resource Management advisors
      • £2.3m for around 160 SRMAs
      • How these SRMAs will help schools
      • The application process and how to get involved
    • 15:10 - 15:50
      How to Generate Income – Real Success Stories
      Stephen Morales,
      Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) (Confirmed)
      • Which method of income generation is right for your institution
      • How can you set-up a new method of income for your school
      • Looking at best-practice examples of innovative school income generation
      • How can partnerships with universities, local government and the wider community benefit your school
      Speakers:

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    • 10:00 - 10:20
      The New Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy
      Emma Hubball,
      Head of Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy Team, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy: an update on policy and guidance
      • Leadership and management: how can head teachers create the right accountability system for staff
      • The Supportive School: creating a culture of mentorship and shared responsibility in a climate of disruptive or challenging pupil behaviour
      Speakers:
    • 11:35 - 11:55
      Delivering Tailored Development Opportunities for Teachers
      • Addressing the educational attainment gap across the North, and how CPD can help to close this gap by tailoring opportunities to regional needs
      • Exploring how to improve the budgeting of time, money and other resources to better prepare and deliver professional development for teachers, such as by reconsidering lesson planning and marking practices
      • Advising school leaders on how to effectively build CPD into the timetable for teachers for a more consistent development approach rather than hosting occasional one day events
      • Taking lessons and international best practice from countries across the world with comparable education systems
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      Case Study: Delivering Teaching Apprenticeships Across a Teaching School Alliance
      Ashlie Hughes,
      Headteacher, St Clere’s School & Thurrock Teaching Schools Alliance (Invited)
      • Offering four-term apprenticeships across primary and secondary schools, with training taking place in two schools
      • Sharing the blend of online learning and in-school development with QTS being awarded in the third term and an end-point assessment conducted in term four, as an NQT
      • Effectively aligning the apprenticeship training with the wider ITT programme, ensuring all trainees have adequate mentorship and support to apply knowledge to best practice pedagogy
      • Exploring how trainees’ ITT learning is consolidated through the end-point assessment, which will accompany the post-graduate Level 6 teaching apprenticeship standard
      Speakers:
    • 14:40 - 15:10
      Supporting Staff Wellbeing the WAT way
      Dan Morrow,
      CEO, Woodland Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      • Not just workload – improving the culture of support in your school
      • The importance of adapting to greater working flexibility, such as ‘wellbeing days’
      • Addressing staff retention, particularly why 40% of NQTs don’t make it through the first 5 years
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    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    • 12:30 - 13:00
      Case Study: Can A Simple App Support Students’ Mental Health?
      Clare Roberts,
      Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Brighton Hill Community School (Invited)
      • Assessing the impacts of the BHCS TeenMind app, launched by Brighton Hill Community School as an “edtech experiment”
      • Making a difference to pupils’ education by encouraging young people to take control of their mental wellbeing and help develop their emotional intelligence and resilience
      • Understanding the role of the app in building positive and effective learning environments for pupils
      • Working collaboratively with media students and mental wellbeing ambassadors to achieve the full potential of edtech
      Speakers:
    • 13;10 - 13:30
      Driving Up Teacher CPD through Technology
      • Outlining the role of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) in driving up teaching standards through professional development
      • Understanding how £84m government funding is being used to recruit 40 school based computing hubs to establish a localised support infrastructure in collaboration with university partners
      • Understanding the role local communities of practice play in both supporting and delivering CPD for teachers
    • 13:50 - 14:20
      Launching a Digital Revolution in Schools
      Nancy Wilkinson,
      Senior Programme Manager, nesta (Invited)
      • Digital strategy: purchasing the tech that is right for the school & SLT knowhow
      • Budget: falling IT budgets, high costs and rapidly developing products
      • Support: building the necessary infrastructure and ensuring staff have adequate training
      • Accountability: ensuring that tech is used correctly
      Speakers:
    • 14:40 - 15:10
      LendED: A New Platform to Avoid Wasting Money on Unsuitable Edtech Products
      • Helping schools to make more informed decisions about edtech investments
      • Taking a closer look at the LendED platform:
        • How does it work?
        • What are its key benefits?
        • How can I find the right edtech products for my school?
        • Which products can I trial?
    • 15:30 - 15:50
      Case Study: Implementing the E-safety Ambassador Programme in Schools
      Alison Watts,
      Chair, e-Safety Safeguarding Board, Children’s Services, Buckinghamshire County Council (Confirmed)
      • Understand e-safety issues and how to positively influence online behaviours
      • Deliver e-safety message to schools: tips and techniques
      • Deliver presentations on e-safety topics
      • Advise young people and direct them to the right resources
      Speakers:

    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    • 12:40 - 13:00
      The DfE’s Good Estate Management Workshop
      Rachael Davies,
      Head of Capital Efficiency and Capability, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • Fundamental policies and procedures needed to manage your school estate efficiently
      • Updated guidance on health and safety, compliance and maintenance (replacing existing guidance)
      • Understanding your land and building, energy and water management
      Speakers:
    • 14:10 - 14:40
      Maximising School Estates for the Benefit of Community Partnerships
      Gavin Horgan,
      Headmaster, Millfield School (Confirmed)
      • How independent schools and the wider community form partnerships to ensure that maintained schools and academies can share estates
      • Ensuring pupils receive the best facilities for their education
      • How the sharing of facilities builds collaboration and is often the first step to a fully-fledged partnership with both sides benefiting
      Speakers:

Day 2 - November 14, 2019

  • MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    MAT SUMMIT

    SEND THEATRE

    THE HOT SEAT

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    • 09:50 - 10:15
      Working in Partnership to Improve Educational Standards Across the North
      Mike Parker,
      Director, Schools NorthEast (Invited)
      • Outlining the progress levels and attainment across the North East of England in recent years and the challenges that schools currently face
      • Discussing Opportunity North East and how the £24 million funding initiative will help to raise attainment and improve young people’s life chances, particularly with regard to Secondary sector
      • Pointing to examples of best practice in improving educational outcomes, particularly with regard to disadvantaged white working class students
      Speakers:
    • 10:40 - 11:20
      Case Study: Developing Outstanding Leadership Practice in a Primary School
      David Deane,
      Headteacher, St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School (Invited)
      • How can your organisation develop a positive school culture?
      • Focus on teaching and learning
      • Getting behaviour right
      • Recruitment, retention and development of teacher talent
      • Workload and staff well being
      Speakers:
    • 12:20 - 12:40
      Improving School Behaviour Management to Achieve Outstanding Pupil Outcomes
      Neville Beischer,
      Headteacher, Wright Robinson College (Invited)
      • Outlining how developing effective school behaviour management techniques contributed to the school’s progression from a ‘requires improvement’ rating for pupil outcomes to ‘outstanding’ in two years
      • Examining the ‘Team Wright Robinson’ concept, which creates a whole-school culture and ethos, embodied through the Team Wright Robinson badge as part of the uniform, which encourages all students to take pride in the school and its achievements
      • Improving from below average levels of attendance to one of the highest in the country, achieving 96.8% in 2016, rapidly decreasing the number of fixed-term exclusions and discussing how this has resulted in improvements in school behaviour
      • Implementing an effective pastoral support programme, including anger management sessions and a special support programme
      Speakers:
    • 13:00 - 12:20
      Successfully Investing the Pupil Premium to Improve Attainment and Progression
      Robbie Coleman,
      Head of Policy, Education Endownment Foundation (Invited)
      • Evaluate how to ensure your school effectively uses evidence-based strategies to improve teaching provision and enhance attainment through the Pupil Premium
      • Measuring value for money and impact with the EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit for high quality Pupil Premium Interventions
      • Assess the characteristics of an effective intervention strategy
      • Explore the latest evidence and research on low-cost teaching strategies and approaches which have successfully narrowed attainment gaps
      Speakers:
    • 13:50 - 14:10
      Successfully Redesigning the Curriculum to Reflect Progress 8
      Caroline Saxelby,
      Headteacher, Walton Girls’ High School & Sixth Form (Invited)
      • Highlighting how Walton Girls’ High School & Sixth Form supports and develops their staff to ensure a greater impact on learning and assessment
      • Outlining the recourses used to successfully redesign the curriculum and offer more extracurricular activities, including the importance of senior governance buy-in throughout this process
      • Examining how varied opportunities, such as extra-curricular provision and social time, can help develop vocational learning and improve pupil progression
      Speakers:
    • 14:55 - 15:25
      Case Study: Using Technology to Identify Early Intervention Opportunities at Primary Level
      Pauline Wood,
      Headteacher, Grange Park Primary School (Invited)
      • Demonstrating how we overcame the long-established ethos and acceptance of under-achievement
      • Taking risks to change the way the school engages with all stakeholders
      • Focusing on achieving and maintaining above average results in phonics and all core subjects
      • Implementing a completely new method of pedagogy which has been developed into a stand-alone product
      Speakers:

    MAT SUMMIT

    • 10:00 - 10:30
      What Does High-Performing Multi Academy Trusts Mean?
      Jon Andrews,
      Director, School System and Performance & Deputy Head of Research, EPI (Confirmed)
      • How do we measure a successful trust? From pupil progress, to attainment and sustainable central governance functions
      • Highlighting the findings from the Quantitative Analysis of the Characteristics and Performance of Multi-Academy Trusts 2017
      • Demystifying myths about how location can effect the success of a MAT, and the impact that clustering and isolation have on a variety of high-performing MATs
      • Exploring the link between MAT growth and performance including the effect this can have on reading and writing skills during key stage 2 and above
      Speakers:
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      How to Prepare for a MAT Inspection
      Jenny Blunden,
      CEO, Truro and Penwith Academy Trust (Invited)
      • Lessons learned from Truro & Penwith, one of the first MATs to be evaluated
      • How to use the evaluation as an opportunity to present your schools
      • Identifying areas in need of improvement ahead of inspection
      Speakers:
    • 11:50 - 12:20
      Case Study: Developing Excellent Schools as Part of a MAT
      Debbie Clinton,
      CEO, Academy Transformation Trust (Confirmed)
      Amy Bills,
      Executive Principal, Caldmore Primary and North Walsall Primary Academies (Confirmed)
      • Serving communities in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the country
      • Overcoming challenges of geography
      • Building capacity in your network to support school improvement and expansion
      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:40
      Case Study: Delivering Outstanding Governance and Leadership in a Multi-Academy Trust
      Adrian Packer,
      CEO, CORE Education Trust (Invited)
      • Exploring how outstanding governance has led to the CORE Education Trust becoming one of the UK’s leading MATs through governance and leadership reforms across each school of the Trust
      • Outlining the vital role that trustees play in advising on key policies within a MAT and the importance of ensuring trustees have relevant experience to guide the direction of the trust
      • How Trustees have instigated new policies and procedures to secure financial and governance compliance and worked hard to rebuild and ‘reimagine’ ethos, vision and strategy of the Trust
      • Discussing the active role that governors should take in monitoring the progress of initiatives, such as safeguarding procedures and pupil progress
      Speakers:
    • 12:50 - 13:20
      Case Study: Achieving ‘Outstanding’ Results Across Multi Academy Trusts
      Paul Tarn,
      CEO, Delta Trust (Invited)
      • Regenerating education in the North by teaming up with other leaders to drive up standards in some of the most underperforming schools
      • Overseeing major improvements across its 43 schools, including 38 in Yorkshire, and working in partnership with Outwood Grange Academies Trust to overhaul education in the North
      • Looking at innovative curriculum, marketing, finance and income generation strategies to drive school performance and enhance education outcomes for all children
      Speakers:
    • 13:45 - 14:05
      Case Study: Implementing Outstanding Teaching and Learning Throughout the MAT Curriculum
      • Exploring how Dixons Academy Trust have implemented a robust phonics scheme within their primary schools to improve reading skills and close the attainment gap
      • Highlighting how the emphasis on outstanding reading skills is evident in all Dixon Academies and how this is achieved through a consistent focus throughout the curriculum
      • Outlining how the six core aims focus on putting learning at the forefront of every academy, including extending the school week to offer students the opportunity to gain additional skills through extra-curricular activities
      • Implementing a culture of student achievement and academic excellence across the trust through ‘The Dixon Difference’, a can-do culture led by staff and teachers
    • 13:50 - 14:30
      Case Study: Utilising Outstanding Financial Management to Improve Education Standards
      Gareth Edmunds,
      Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Northern Education Trust (Invited)
      • How can curriculum based financial planning help MATs to efficiently deploy teachers?
      • Measuring the size of the curriculum in order to calculate the amount of staff needed to effectively deliver the curriculum
      • Outlining how MATs can identify the teaching staff contact ratio to better calculate teachers workload
      • Ensuring teachers are able to deliver the curriculum effectively and deliver outstanding teaching standards
      • Examining how these savings have been reinvested back in to the academies to provide outstanding facilities to effectively improve teaching and learning standards
      Speakers:
    • 15:15 - 15:35
      Working in Collaboration to Raise Standards Through Effective MAT Assessment
      John Cope,
      Head of Education & Skills, CBI (Invited)
      • Outlining how the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) will work in partnership with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to help raise standards in MATs
      • Discussing the proposed principles for a MAT assessment from the CST model that will focus on the effectiveness of governance of a trust, including the quality of education
      • Exploring how regulators can work in collaboration to make comprehensive assessments of trusts in the UK through the use of existing data
      • Highlighting how this collaborative approach aims to improve MAT standards by making valid and reliable assessments of the current quality of education that the trust is providing so they can take effective action
      Speakers:

    SEND THEATRE

    • 10:00 - 10:30
      The Next Steps in Delivering High Quality SEND Provision
      Jean Gross,
      Chair, Bercow Ten Years On Review (Invited)
      • Assessing the next steps for schools and local authorities in embedding the SEND reforms and exploring what successful implementation looks like
      • Tackling the challenge of off rolling and exclusions affecting children with special needs
      • Ensuring high quality co-production with children, parents and multi-agency partners to deliver effective planning and design of SEND provision
      • Outlining the future challenges and opportunities for delivering outstanding SEND provision
      Speakers:
    • 10:50 - 11:10
      The Role of SENCOS in Maximising Teaching and Learning Outcomes
      • Understanding the role of the SENCO in evaluating the effectiveness of SEND provision and outcomes
      • Utilising peer to peer evaluation strategies to benchmark and enhance performance across a school in line with the SEND review guide
      • Evaluating the core characteristics of high-quality SEND teaching and assessing how SENCOs can ensure the design and delivery of teaching supports these standards
      • Assessing how pedagogy can be developed by SEND leaders to develop a more inclusive learning environment
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      What is Health Doing to Support Children and Young People With SEND?
      Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE,
      Head of Maternity Children and Young People, NHS England (Invited)
      Michelle Morris,
      Consultant Speech and Language Therapist / Designated Clinical Officer , Salford CCG (Invited)
      • An examination of how the SEND reforms were developed with health services
      • How are health services delivering on the SEND reforms in collaboration with schools
      • Are further improvements necessary to deliver on the intention of these reforms?
      Speakers:
    • 13:10 - 13:30
      National SEND Update
      Dr Adam Boddison,
      CEO, NASEN (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the current landscape of the SEND sector
      • Creating a local school approach with strong leadership towards SEND issues and raising teaching standards
      • What measures to take to establish suitable provision through online guides and resources
      • Evaluating the role of voluntary and community sector organisations in up-skilling the education workforce
      Speakers:
    • 13:50 - 14:20
      Addressing Off-rolling & Exclusions for Young People with SEND
      • An examination of why such a high proportion of excluded children have additional needs
      • Effective strategies for early intervention to avoid a child leaving the school environment
      • What needs to happen after an exclusion – preventing a child from falling through the cracks
    • 14:40 - 15:00
      Case Study: Delivering Effective Parental Engagement and Transitions for SEND Pupils
      Diane South,
      Headteacher, Lyndhurst First School (Invited)
      Nicky Rix,
      SENCO, Lyndhurst First School (Invited)
      • Developing a bespoke parental engagement strategy with the appointment of a Family Engagement Support Officer (FESO) to ensure learning reflects ongoing pupils needs
      • Ensuring parents are active in the child’s learning experience with parent-child feelings groups, yoga and meditation sessions facilitated by the school to promote effective collaboration
      • Supporting successful school transitions for SEND children with regular SENCO- led visits to new schools, transition books to improve the child’s confidence and talking groups to allow pupils to overcome their worries or concerns
      • Formulating a co-production culture with parents with ongoing collaboration on individual learning plans and training sessions for parents to support their children with SEND needs at home
      Speakers:
    • 15:20 - 15:40
      Ensuring Successful Progression and Enhancing Attainment for Secondary SEND Pupils
      Elizabeth Burns,
      SENCO, St James' Catholic High School (Invited)
      • Supporting successful transition from Year 6 to Year 7 by utilising effective identification and intervention
      • Exploring ways of monitoring progress through soft and hard data
      • Examining strategies for effective support and ways to monitor this provision
      • Assessing how to develop whole school responsibility for SEND
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    THE HOT SEAT

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    • 09:50 - 10:10
      Outlining the Government’s Vision for Delivering Teaching Apprenticeships
      Caroline Jones,
      Head of Routes into Teaching, Department for Education (Invited)
      • Update on the roll out of teaching apprenticeships so far, and the progress being made in ensuring that apprentices make up 2.3% of the school workforce by 2021
      • Options for delivering teaching apprenticeships, including a 12 month apprenticeship or a 4 term programme
      • Considering the content quality when assessing teaching apprenticeships, and when Level 7 credits can be offered for Level 6 programmes when the required criteria is met
      • Discussing the benefits of the extended QTS period and how this will ensure higher teaching standards among apprentices upon qualifying as teachers
      • Understanding the process for how non-levy paying schools can also offer postgraduate teaching apprenticeships
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    • 11:20 - 12:00
      Panel Discussion: Supporting Early Career Teachers
      Cat Scutt,
      Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching (Confirmed)
      Roger Pope,
      CEO, Education South West,
      Chair, NCTL (Invited)
      • Understanding key challenges and opportunities for Newly Qualified Teachers: from workload to professional development
      • Discussing the impact of the government’s new Early Career Framework (ECF) to be implemented in Autumn 2021
      • Assessing the need for a fully-funded, 2 year package of structured training and support for early career teachers
      • Looking ahead to the results of Samantha Twiselton’s ITT review for the government
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    • 13:40 - 14:00
      Case Study: Placing Professional Development at the Heart of School Life
      Leah Maddison,
      Lead Teaching and Learning Champion, Healing School (Invited)
      • Highlighting the importance of senior leadership teams tracking, structuring and evaluating CPD methods to ensure a clear impact on standards of teaching and learning
      • Encouraging members of all learning groups to utilise resources provided by the SLT to regularly log learning, review the effectiveness of CPD and consider the impact it is having in the classroom to ensure continuous improvement
      • Sharing effective methods for ensuring CPD theory and practice are well connected, including through observations, reflection lessons, and shared planning activities
      • Improving self-assessment initiatives for teachers to better articulate the development opportunities they feel would be most beneficial, and adapting CPD approaches accordingly
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    • 14:30 - 15:00
      The Role of Local Government in Training, Recruiting and Retaining Teachers
      Helen Manley,
      Commissioning Adviser, Cambridgeshire County Council (Invited)
      • Understanding the role of local government in helping schools meet ITT standards
      • Working in partnerships with schools to train, recruit and retain teachers
      • The Importance of coordinating teacher training and school improvement
      • Giving schools a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and head teachers
      • Understanding new and emerging areas and methods for recruitment
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    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    • 10:50 - 11:20
      Catalysing EdTech: What can Government do?
      • What barriers currently exist for edtech?
      • How can Government policy deliver effective support to promote and support meaningful edtech?
      • Results from the Edtech Challenger Business programme
      • Should edtech focus on teaching aids to saving teacher time?
    • 13:00 - 13:20
      National Online Safety: Is Your School Compliant with the New DfE Safeguarding Guidance?
      • Understanding your statutory safeguarding requirements for Online Safety
      • Equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand current online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise
      • Embedding safeguarding and online safety in the curriculum: how and why?
      • Are your filters and monitoring systems sufficient to promote online safety?
    • 13:40 - 14:20
      Panel Discussion: Can We Increase Female Leadership in EdTech?
      Bukky Yusuf,
      Head of Science, Edith Kay School (Invited)
      Jules Daulby,
      National Leader, WomenEd (Invited)
      Neelam Parmar,
      Director of E-learning, Ashford School (Confirmed)
      • Highlighting the importance of mentoring and networks such as WomenED
      • Diversity guidance – what is there available?
      • What is the risk of not promoting women leaders?
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