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

    • 10:30 - 10:50
      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:
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      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 - 14:10
      Improving School Wellbeing through Physical Education
      Sue Wilkinson MBE,
      CEO, Association for Physical Education (AFPE) (Confirmed)
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      The Blackpool Opportunity: What can other areas of disadvantage learn?
      Jill Gray,
      Principal, Blackpool Sixth Form College (Confirmed)
      • 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:
    • 15:20 - 16:00
      Enhancing Social Mobility Across the Education System
      Sammy Wright,
      Vice Principal, Southmoor MAT,
      Member, Social Mobility Commission (Confirmed)
      Sameena Choudry,
      Founder, WomenED (Confirmed)
      Paul Whiteman,
      General Secretary, NAHT (Confirmed)
      • 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

    • 12:00 - 12:30
      The ‘New Narrative’
      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:
    • 12:50 - 13:20
      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:
    • 13:40 - 14:10
      Forming a MAT: How to Create and Develop your Vision as a Small MAT
      Warren Carratt,
      CEO, Nexus Multi Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      • Creating a forward looking trust: what are the key elements to consider?
      • Developing a mission statement, clearly stating the Trust’s values and creating a succinct vision with a limited number of key priorities
      • Ensuring your priorities are clearly measurable and all focus on pupils being prepared for life beyond school
      • Be open: learn from others by exploring how other similar MATs are developing
      • Working with a range of partners to meet the needs of local children who are amongst the more vulnerable in our communities
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:10
      Case Study: Utilising Outstanding Financial Management to Improve Education Standards
      • 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

    SEND THEATRE

    • 10:00 - 10:20
      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:
    • 10:40 - 11:00
      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:
    • 11:30 - 11:50
      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:
    • 12:10 - 12:30
      Case Study: Best Practice for Inclusion Post-16
      • Anticipate the adjustments required to promote an inclusive learning experience for all
      • Create a tailored support and care plan for each student with an emphasis on promoting independence
      • ‘Parachute’ support in line with students’ achievement, allowing for additional support when required and maximising opportunities for independence
      • Providing support through transition to HE qualifications

       

    • 13:40 - 12:00
      High Needs: How EdTech can fill the Gaps
      Morten Jacobsen,
      Teacher & Technology Scout, Skolen ved Nordens Plads, Denmark (Confirmed)
      • A look at how other countries are investing in revolutionary technology to improve inclusivity
      • Enabling children to attend school without leaving home
      • How can we utilize pre-existing solutions to benefit children with SEN?
      • How do we make the transition from fixed to growth mindset?
      Speakers:
    • 14:40 - 15:00
      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:
    • 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
    • 15:20 - 16:00
      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:

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    • 12:10 - 12:40
      School Finance Best Practice Workshop
      Simon Oxenham,
      Director of Resources, Southend High School for Boys,
      Trustee, ISBL (Confirmed)
      • Using the school’s assets to generate additional income
      • Doing a lot with a little
      • Tackling tough decisions and ensuring support from the rest of the SLT
      Speakers:
    • 13:00 - 13:20
      Understanding Academy Funding with the DfE
      • Understanding how academy funding works
      • An overview of pre-16 academy funding
      • Information for new academies and useful hints and tips
      • A limited overview of post-16 academy funding
    • 13:40 - 14:00
      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?
    • 14:20 - 14:40
      Buying for Schools: 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
    • 15:10 - 15:50
      How to Generate Income – Real Success Stories
      Angela Prodger,
      Joint Head, Pen Green & Kingswood Integrated Centre (Confirmed)
      Tracy Gallagher,
      Joint Head, Pen Green & Kingswood Integrated Centre (Confirmed)
      Felicity Dewsbury,
      Research, Development and Training Base Lead, Pen Green & Kingswood Integrated Centre (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:
    • 10:40 - 11:00
      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:
    • 11:30 - 11:50
      Professional Development through School Governance
      Hannah Stolton,
      CEO, Governors for Schools (Confirmed)
      • What skills do governors need as a result of being on a board?
      • Strategic planning; Leading; Persuading or influencing others; Confidence
      • How can we support them in this development?
      Speakers:
    • 12:10 - 12:30
      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
    • 13:40 - 14:20
      How Can Teacher Apprenticeships Shape the Future of Education?
      Cat Scutt,
      Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching (Invited)
      Ashlie Hughes,
      Headteacher, St Clere’s School & Thurrock Teaching Schools Alliance (Invited)
      • Assessing the key benefits of the new postgraduate teacher apprenticeships in a changing landscape
      • How can schools, academies and MATs ensure they utilise the apprenticeship levy effectively?
      • How can they best deliver postgraduate teaching apprenticeships alongside other school-based teacher training routes?
      • Are schools, academies and MATs prepared for the financial implications of this extended training offer that will enhance the teaching workforce?
      Chair:
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    • 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

    • 12:10 - 12:40
      Launching a Digital Revolution in Schools
      Nancy Wilkinson,
      Senior Programme Manager, nesta (Confirmed)
      • 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:
    • 13:00 - 13:20
      Campus Digital Assistants
      Aftab Hussein,
      Strategic ILT Leader, Bolton College (Confirmed)
      • What would your school look like if every pupil and teacher had access to a campus digital assistant?
      • Learn how students and teachers at Bolton College are using Ada, their campus digital assistant to support life across the College.
      • Teachers can present Ada with a variety of queries such as: how is Tom Anderson doing with his studies, show me the students who are at risk etc.
      • Ada can support students with queries such as: what lessons do I have tomorrow, when is my next exam, how am I doing with my studies etc.
      Speakers:
    • 13:40 - 14:00
      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:
    • 14:20 - 14:40
      Session led by the Association of Network Managers in Education (ANME)
    • 15:00 - 15:40
      Panel Discussion: Can We Increase Female Leadership in EdTech?
      Bukky Yusuf,
      Head of Science, Edith Kay School (Invited)
      Jules Daulby,
      National Leader, WomenEd (Confirmed)
      Neelam Parmar,
      Director of Educational Technology, Digital Learning and Innovation, 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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    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    • 12:30 - 12:50
      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:
    • 15:50 - 16:10
      Maximising School Estates for the Benefit of Community Partnerships
      Gavin Horgan,
      Headmaster, Millfield School (Invited)
      • 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
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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:
    • 10:50 - 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:
    • 11:40 - 12;10
      How can Schools tackle the Disadvantage Gap?
      Jon Andrews,
      Director, School System and Performance & Deputy Head of Research, EPI (Confirmed)
    • 12:30 - 12:50
      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:
    • 12:50 - 13:30
      The Future of Funding for Maintained Schools and Colleges
      Cllr Anntoinette Bramble,
      Chair of the Children and Young People’s Board, Local Government Association (Invited)
      Cllr Carl Les,
      Education and Childrens Services Spokesman, County Councils Network (Invited)
      Tim Moss,
      County Commissioner for School Quality Assurance and Intervention, Staffordshire County Council (Invited)
      • Do we need a strategic long-term plan, a 10-year plan, for education funding?
      • Assessing the National Funding Formula against activity-based formulas, what do schools need?
      • SEND and high needs funding: how can schools manage demand with limited resources?
      Speakers:
    • 13:10 - 13:40
      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:
    • 14:00 - 14:20
      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:
    • 14:40 - 15:00
      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
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    MAT SUMMIT

    • 12:00 - 12:30
      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:
    • 13:40 - 14:10
      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:
    • 14:30 - 14:50
      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:
    • 15:10 - 15:40
      Case Study: Designing an Evidence Based Approach to a Knowledge-rich Curriculum across a MAT
      Mark Miller,
      Head of Bradford Research School, Dixons Academies (Confirmed)
      • Exploring how Dixons Academy Trust have built a culture of high autonomy with high alignment
      • Utilising Bradford Research School to ensure that our work is informed by the best available evidence
      • Using evidence to develop curricula that privilege knowledge and implement approaches which promote more than just the retention of knowledge
      Speakers:

    SEND THEATRE

    • 10:00 - 10:20
      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
    • 12:10 - 12:40
      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
    • 14:30 - 14:50
      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
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    • 14:30 - 14:50
      Virtual Reality and 360 Movies – A Powerful and Necessary Tool for Children with Special Needs
      Morten Jacobsen,
      Teacher & Technology Scout, Skolen ved Nordens Plads, Denmark (Confirmed)
      • VR brings whole new dimensions to SEN, but why is it such a powerful tool?
      • A look at the possibilities VR brings to SEN
      • How do we make our own content and utilize it?
      • What low cost and easy-to use options do we have?
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 14:50
      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
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    THE HOT SEAT

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    • 10:00 - 10:20
      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
      Speakers:
    • 12:10 - 12:50
      Panel Discussion: Supporting Early Career Teachers
      Stephen Munday,
      President, Chartered College of Teaching (Confirmed)
      Roger Pope,
      CEO, Education South West,
      Chair, NCTL (Invited)
      Russell Hobby,
      CEO, Teach First (Confirmed)
      • 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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    • 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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    • 14:40 - 15:00
      The Future of School Governance
      Tom Fellows,
      Research and Information Officer, National Governance Association (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the most prominent issues governing boards are facing today
      • Considerations for the future of school governance
      • Key findings from the recently published national School Governance 2019 survey
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    • 15:20 - 15:40
      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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    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    • 10:10 - 10:30
      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
    • 12:20 - 12:50
      Realising the Potential of Technology in Education
      Jen Halmshaw,
      EdTech Delivery Unit, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • A chance to discuss the recent Education Technology Strategy from the Department for education, and specifically covering:
        • The barriers to adopting technology and the initiatives from the Department to help address these
        • Our testbed programme, to help identify and evaluate some of the best tech products to help your school and how to get involved
        • Plans for the create of a new network of leading tech schools – supporting and advising others on their tech journey
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    • 13:10 - 13:40
      National Online Safety: Is Your School Compliant with the New 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?
    • 14:40 - 15:00
      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
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