Agenda

  • All Sessions

    Leadership

    Business & Finance

    Wellbeing & Safeguarding

    Curriculum

    SEND

    Governance

    Workforce

    Covid-19

    MAT

    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 All Sessions
    • 09:20 - 09:30
      Chair’s Opening Address
      Freddie Whittaker,
      Political Editor and Chief Reporter, Schools Week (Confirmed)
    • 09:30 - 10:00
      Ministerial Keynote Address
      The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE,
      Secretary of State for Education, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • The state of education after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – A time for national healing and learning
      • DfE support, direction and best practice on safely running your school or trust in compliance with social distancing and health requirements
      • Back on track with the curriculum – Helping leaders address the education gap
      • Access to funding and complying with statutory policies for schools and academy trusts during the pandemic
      • Learnings from the Exams and grading concerns - Working with schools to give students the grades they deserve
      Speakers:
    • 10:20 - 10:50
      Inspecting Again – Ofsted’s Future Direction of Travel
      The Rt Hon. David Laws,
      Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute (EPI) (Confirmed)
      Amanda Spielman,
      HMCI, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • How will inspectors take into consideration the consequences caused by the school closure?
      • New steps for the Ofsted framework
      Speakers:
    • 10:20 - 11:05
      What is the way Forward to Address the SEND Crisis?
      Professor Adam Boddison,
      CEO, nasen (Confirmed)
      Jules Daulby,
      National Leader, WomenEd (Confirmed)
      Jayne Jardine,
      CEO and Executive Head, Brent Specialist Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      Mrunal Sisodia,
      Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) (Confirmed)

      Up to 8,587 children and young people with SEND are currently classed as ‘awaiting provision’ for a school place and have no access to any type of educational provision at all. schools and local authorities are still facing a £1bn funding shortfall.

      • In this bleak scenario, what options are left to our schools?
      • How can we secure the necessary funds directly to schools?
      • Where is the long-term, joined-up strategy and how can we achieve this?
      Speakers:
    • 10:30 - 11:00
      Roundtable: Reassessing Curriculum Design as Fundamental to the Professionalisation of School Leadership
      Chris Jones,
      Chief Executive, CJ Learning & CJ Learning Technology

      In this roundtable we invite education leads, finance directors and school leaders from across the sector to share their priorities for curriculum design. We sketch out emerging practices from the data-driven to the fully integrated.

      • Beyond ICFP – How leaders can develop a more nuanced understanding built on analytics rather than financial savings alone
      • Adopting agile mindsets to tackle investment decisions into novel and emerging teaching and learning practices
      • Incorporating wellbeing into impact assessments to recalibrate how schools can judge the effectiveness of their strategies
      Speakers:
    • 10:45 - 11:45
      Roundtable: Save Money on Agency Supply
      Jenny Nugent,
      Commercial Agreement Manager, Crown Commercial Services (Confirmed)
      Helen Lumb,
      Schools Engagement Manager - Schools Commercial Team , Department for Education (Confirmed)

      Join DfE and CCS to see how this deal can save your school time and money on agency supply. Helen Lumb from DfE and Jenny Nugent from CCS will be there to answer your questions.

      Speakers:
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      Workforce Management Gone Wrong: Common Pitfalls of HR and Payroll
      Richard Taylor,
      People Director, Leigh Academies Trust (Confirmed)
      Eamonn Moore,
      Business Development Manager, MHR International
      • Streamlining workforce management to unload pressure and time to better face the ever changing requirements of the pandemic
      • #Stressing visibility as key to better workforce and payroll and adding untapped value through analytics
      • Changing the perception of HR - From administration to being ambassadors for staff development and performance excellence
      • Preparing for the Christmas break - How can schools get ready for their retraining, recruitment and restaffing needs
      Speakers:
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      Roundtable: Supporting Student’s Mental Health
      Charlotte Aynsley,
      Founder, E-safety Training and Consultancy (Confirmed)
      Davinder Aujla,
      Head of UK Sales, Impero Software (Confirmed)
      This roundtable will explore some of the issues that students and young people have faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
      The discussion will focus on:
      • The current challenges schools face
      • How they can use the tools available to help to identify trends in mental health
      • How effective interventions and strategies can support student mental health and safeguarding
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Roundtable: Making School-Based Teacher Training Work for You
      Emma Hollis,
      Executive Director, The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) (Confirmed)
      Claire Harnden,
      Deputy CEO, South Farnham Educational Trust (Confirmed)

      An exploration into the potential benefits of ‘growing your own’ teachers through involvement in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). This roundtable hosted by NASBTT considers the options available to schools who are not currently engaged in ITT and the potential benefits to your school and wider communities. It will also highlights how trainees are an important, and effective part, of post-Covid recovery in schools. You will hear about the contribution that trainees have made, and will continue to make in schools this academic year given the likelihood of ongoing Covid disruption. Within all this there is an important differentiation to be made between trainees being seen as a trusted and valuable resource, who need nurture and support, rather than as a cheap ‘extra pair of hands’. Issues such as placements and effective mentoring will be discussed.

      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Measuring the Impact of COVID-19: Decisive School Leadership
      Helen Nelson,
      Headteacher, Joseph Cash Primary School,
      Winner of Leadership Team of the Year, National Schools Awards (Confirmed)
      Cllr Lucy Nethsingha,
      Deputy-Chair of the Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association (LGA) (Confirmed)
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisors (Confirmed)
      • Curriculum, attainment, admissions: what will be the longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children?
      • Leadership from within: How have School Leaders changed leadership styles to ensure that they can make the correct decisions at the correct time and to whom are leaders looking for best practice?
      • What financial impact has the pandemic had SATs, MATs and LAMs across England?
      • How  has the relationship between schools and local authorities changed, what roles are schools now playing within their communities?
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Roundtable: Gain an Edge in Managing your Trust Tendering for MATs
      Victoria Lawson,
      Schools Procurement and Business Specialist, Education Buying (Confirmed)
      Fiona Summerscales,
      Category Manager, Education Buying (Confirmed)
      Alison Bailey,
      Senior Procurement Specialists, Education Buying (Confirmed)

      This round table is a unique opportunity to have all your procurement problems answered by our team of school experts who have advised hundreds of schools in the last year alone. They have helped Headteachers, CFOs, Bursars and Business Managers on successful tendering, writing winning specifications, including complex procurement, such as catering and cleaning.

      Tendering can be complex. Lots of considerations must be made:

      • How can you maximise all contracts within your trust, saving you thousands of pounds?
      • Are your purchases compliant with your internal policies and PCR15?
      • How do you ensure you are getting the best value for money?
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      What is the role of a SEND Governor?
      Christopher Rossiter,
      Chief Executive Officer, driver youth trust (Confirmed)
      • Responsibilities of the governing body and the SEND Governor
      • How to support SENCos and teachers
      • Guarantee that the school receives adequate funding for their SEND pupils
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      The Forgotten Third: Are We Failing Disadvantaged and Non-Academic Pupils?
      Sir Michael Wilshaw,
      Former HMCI, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • Do those who set education policy in government and the inspectorate who largely come from middle class backgrounds and educated in selective or private schools really understand the issues facing this cohort of students?
      • Why are secondary schools not building on the gains made by many of these pupils in Primary Schools?
      • Why is the secondary curriculum not meeting the needs of these students?
      • Why is the rising tide of educational standards not lifting the boat for our poorest students in too many parts of the country?
      • Is FE fit for purpose or is it still the Cinderella Service in our education system?
      Speakers:
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      COVID as a Catalyst for Evolution in Education: Adopting Agile Mindsets at Evolve Trust
      Claire-Marie Cuthbert,
      Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Trust (Confirmed)

      Are traditional approaches to education still relevant in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

      Technology is transforming how we live, work, play and think- and it’s happening more quickly, and on a larger scale than at any point in human history…. Education needs to play catch up and get to grips with artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing so we can equip today’s young people with the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s world. In this session Claire-Marie will explore the rapid changes in society and what this this means for educators today

      Speakers:
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      ESFA: Supporting the Schools’ Sector in Building Good Governance and Strong Financial Health for the Future
      Warwick Sharp,
      Director of Academies and Maintained Schools, Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)
      • Our role as academy regulator – putting accountability and transparency at the heart of our approach
      • Our role as sector partner – supporting schools and trusts to build capacity and expertise
      • Looking to the future – working with the sector to deliver the best outcomes for children
      Speakers:
    • 12:20 - 13:05
      Leading Excellent Resource Management in Schools
      Tanya Arkle,
      Deputy Director, Schools Resource Management,
      Division and non-executive director, Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
      Stephen Lester MBE,
      Education Consultant, SKL Education Consultancy
      Michael Larsen,
      Vice-Chair, Aspire Academy Trust, St Austell
      Stephen Mitchell,
      Chief Executive, Keystone Knowledge,
      Chief Executive Officer, Oak Multi Academy Trust(Confirmed)

      Headteachers, school business professional and governors, all have a responsibility to ensure that their resources are managed well and that their pupils receive the best education possible. Our panel will bring together leaders in education, business and governance to discuss how they have made a lasting impact on the education of their students through effective resource management.

      • Enabling schools to get the best value on goods and services by capitalising on procurement spend and skills.
      • Giving school leaders and business professionals a clear picture of the market with transparent, up-to-date and quality data.
      • Helping schools develop the necessary skills and providing direct support and hands-on tailored advice where needed
      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:25
      National SEND Update – How are SEND Pupils Coping?
      Alex Grady,
      Education Development Officer, nasen (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the current landscape of the SEND sector and changes during schools’ closure and the precarious return.
      • Creating a local school approach with strong leadership towards SEND issues and raising teaching standards
      • Did the lockdown highlight inequalities in the system
      • Understanding the impact of COVID on our national direction of travel and pushing forward with the vital reforms to support SEND pupils

      Session hosted by nasen

      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:10
      Lesson Learnt from our MAT Summary Evaluation
      Robert Bowater,
      Chief Executive Officer, drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      Sue Egersdorff,
      Executive Director, drb Ignite Trust (Confirmed)
      • Preparation required for the MAT senior team
      • Importance of conveying your Trust’s vision and values
      • The role of the trustees and governors
      • The post-evaluation experiences and opportunities
      Speakers:
    • 13:10 - 13:40
      Developing Effective Governors and Trustees
      Hannah Stolton,
      CEO, Governors for Schools (Confirmed)
      • What essential traits and capabilities should governors and trustees have?
      • How can boards hold school and MAT leaders to account effectively?
      • What training is available?
      • Working with the Senior Leadership Team - Ensuring an Effective Relationship
      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 14:05
      Roundtable: Saving Time and Money Through Effective Collaboration
      Clive Hammond,
      Head of Procurement, Academies Enterprise Trust (Confirmed)
      Matthew Freeman,
      Strategic Lead for Schools, Crown Commercial Services (Confirmed)

      Each year, schools spend in excess of £12bn on a wide range of common goods and services. School expenditure varies greatly, with some large MATs having considerable professional procurement expertise who spend millions each year, through to small primary schools' spending a few thousand pounds and who lack commercial resources. In this roundtable, Matthew Freeman, Strategic Lead for Schools at CCS will host an event that asks, "Could your school save time and money through effective collaboration?"

      • How should schools collaborate more effectively to save time and money through their procurement
      • Addressing some of the challenges schools face when buying common goods and services
      • Sharing the expertise and experience of school leaders who are using a range of buying strategies
      • Collating practical take-aways and insight to help you achieve savings and use your resources efficiently and effectively
      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 14:05
      The Break is Over: Ofsted is Back
      Gwyneth Gibson,
      Headteacher, Lea Manor High School (Confirmed)
      Karen Giles,
      Headteacher, Barham Primary School (Confirmed)
      Jonathan Haslam,
      Director, Institute for Effective Education (Confirmed)
      • After a short break, Ofsted has started inspecting schools again. How will they take into consideration the difficulties schools have gone through?
      • What future changes can be expected on inspections – will finances be included next?
      • How are Multi-Academy Trusts responding to Summary Evaluations?
      Speakers:
    • 13:45 - 14:15
      Opening up the School Estate
      Daniel Armitage,
      Senior Surveyor – Asset Management, LocatED (Confirmed)
      Will Attlee,
      Associate Director - Development, LocatED (Confirmed)
      • Improving capability in school trusts to manage estates and plan for the long-term condition of school buildings
      • Income generation initiatives for schools with underutilised buildings and land
      • The mutual benefit to schools and communities when schools open up their facilities for external use
      • LocatED’s mixed-use development programme
      Speakers:
    • 13:45 - 14:15
      Building your Board
      Judith Hicks,
       Head of Inspiring Governance, National Governance Association (NGA) (Confirmed)

      This session will cover all the stages of the recruitment process; identifying the skills & attributes your board requires and understanding how that will dovetail into the governance competency framework. It will also cover suggestions on where you can go for extra support, top tips to promote your vacancy, companies who publicly support their staff governing in schools, right through to conducting the interview and training for new governors and trustees.

      Speakers:
    • 14:20 - 15:20
      Roundtable: Procurement – Myth Busting
      Catherine Kelsall,
      School Engagement Lead - Schools Commercial Team , Department for Education (Confirmed)
      Arati Patel-Mistry,
      School Engagement Team , Department for Education (Confirmed)

      Join Catherine Kelsall and Arati Patel-Mistry from DfE as they guide you through some useful hints and tips to make buying for your school easier. Find out about the support that is available and the DfE approved frameworks you can use to save you time, money and buy with confidence. Helen and Catherine have a vast experience of buying for schools and will be able to answer your questions.

      Speakers:
    • 14:20 - 13:05
      Roundtable: Defining your Learning Ecosystem: How to Prioritise System Components that Work Effectively Together in Primary Education
      Robert Bowater,
      Chief Executive Officer, drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      Sue Egersdorff,
      Executive Director, drb Ignite Trust (Confirmed)

      In this roundtable we ask primary leaders to share best practice in understanding and implementing learning eco-systems as well as stories of the challenges faced in the pursuit of defining, planning, building and measuring success. Through guided discussion we aim to explore:

      • How can the concept of learning ecosystems be used to improve children’s outcomes in primary education?
      • What are the basic components of an effective learning ecosystem?
      • What structures and frameworks already exist to help plan and execute tomorrow’s learning ecosystems?
      Speakers:
    • 14:20 - 15:05
      Academisation and the Plurality of Schools – What Lessons are We Learning from a Richer Schools Ecosystem?
      Jonathan Simons,
      Director, Public First (Confirmed)
      Dr Tom Perry,
      Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Birmingham (Confirmed)
      Professor Colin Diamond CBE,
      School of Education Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Birmingham (Confirmed)
      • How has the increase in academies changed the education landscape and what learnings can be taken?
      • What does the future look like for schools that haven't converted?
      • How have different structures and systems reacted to lockdown, re-opening and the pressures of new requirements in the face of COVID-19?
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      No Silver Bullet: Addressing School Improvement through a Holistic Lens
      James Roberts,
      Chief Executive Officer, The Education People (Confirmed)
      Siobhan Price,
      Interim Head of Service for Secondary School Improvement, Secondary Special Schools and PRUs, Skills and Employability, The Education People (Confirmed)
      Claire Ray,
      Head of Safeguarding, The Education People (Confirmed)
      Joanne Winkler,
      Head of Professional Development, The Education People (Confirmed)
      Suzanne Mayes,
      Head of Governor Services, The Education People (Confirmed)
      • Turning governance around – Rebuilding an engaged board with a clear and ambitious vision for the school
      • Launching and sustaining a culture of safeguarding – From improved systems of record-keeping to clear lines of communications and dedicated safeguarding roles
      • Putting professionalisation back onto the agenda – Developing bespoke and general pathways for all staff
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      Re-inventing the Future … Or Tampering with the Past
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisors (Confirmed)
      • How COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on key aspects of our educational system
      • Examining the challenges to the resilience and relevance of curriculum, assessment, inspection, national and local governance, support and intervention, inclusion strategies, pupil and community engagement.
      • Weighing up options for our response as a sector: will it be core and radical or incremental and peripheral.
      • What should be our main focus and how can we achieve a cohesive, strategic and effective response?
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      DSG Management Plan Template – User Input Session
      Gemma Donnelly,
      Head of the Local Authority Stakeholder Engagement Team , Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)

      This session is designed for local authority representatives who will be completing the DSG management plan templates. It will describe the reasons for the ESFA publishing a template and how it should be used.

      Speakers:
    • 15:20 - 16:05
      The Permanent Funding Crisis
      Jenna Julius,
      Senior Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (Confirmed)
      Simon Dyson,
      Head Teacher, Highfields Academy (Confirmed)
      Stephen Mitchell,
      Chief Executive, Keystone Knowledge,
      Chief Executive Officer, Oak Multi Academy Trust(Confirmed)
      • Assessing the unexpected costs caused by the pandemic – was the extra funding released by government sufficient?
      • How have schools adapted to the National Funding Formula?
      • Will there ever be enough funding for schools or are we asking too much of the school system?
      Speakers:
    • 15:20 - 15:50
      MATs Governance Rising to the Challenge
      Emma Knights OBE,
      Chief Executive, National Governance Association (NGA) (Confirmed)

      The continuing focus on the need for robust and knowledgeable governance is rendered even more important when there are issues to face which involve strategic management of resources, agile approaches to pupils’ learning, and skilled management of risk. This session will outline NGA’s expertise in these critical areas of governance.

      Speakers:
    • 15:20 - 16:05
      Roundtable: Solving Attainment, Consistency and Organisational Challenges in MATs with Customised Exercise Books
      Caillen Chapman,
      Enterprise Sales Executive, The School Planner Company (Confirmed)

      This roundtable will explore attainment, consistency and organisational challenges faced by MATs and how customised exercise books can be a tool to help solve them.

      The discussion will focus on:

      • The current challenges MATs and academies face.
      • How customised exercise books can be used as an aid in solving these issues.
      • Discuss best practices and some success stories from MATs.
      Speakers:
    • 16:05 - 16:10
      Chair’s Closing Remarks
      Camilla Turner,
      Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph (Confirmed)
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Leadership
    • 09:30 - 10:00
      Ministerial Keynote Address
      The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE,
      Secretary of State for Education, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • The state of education after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – A time for national healing and learning
      • DfE support, direction and best practice on safely running your school or trust in compliance with social distancing and health requirements
      • Back on track with the curriculum – Helping leaders address the education gap
      • Access to funding and complying with statutory policies for schools and academy trusts during the pandemic
      • Learnings from the Exams and grading concerns - Working with schools to give students the grades they deserve
      Speakers:
    • 09:30 - 10:00
      Ministerial Keynote Address
      The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE,
      Secretary of State for Education, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • The state of education after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – A time for national healing and learning
      • DfE support, direction and best practice on safely running your school or trust in compliance with social distancing and health requirements
      • Back on track with the curriculum – Helping leaders address the education gap
      • Access to funding and complying with statutory policies for schools and academy trusts during the pandemic
      • Learnings from the Exams and grading concerns - Working with schools to give students the grades they deserve
      Speakers:
    • 10:20 - 10:50
      Inspecting Again – Ofsted’s Future Direction of Travel
      The Rt Hon. David Laws,
      Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute (EPI) (Confirmed)
      Amanda Spielman,
      HMCI, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • How will inspectors take into consideration the consequences caused by the school closure?
      • New steps for the Ofsted framework
      Speakers:
    • 10:20 - 11:05
      What is the way Forward to Address the SEND Crisis?
      Professor Adam Boddison,
      CEO, nasen (Confirmed)
      Jules Daulby,
      National Leader, WomenEd (Confirmed)
      Jayne Jardine,
      CEO and Executive Head, Brent Specialist Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      Mrunal Sisodia,
      Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) (Confirmed)

      Up to 8,587 children and young people with SEND are currently classed as ‘awaiting provision’ for a school place and have no access to any type of educational provision at all. schools and local authorities are still facing a £1bn funding shortfall.

      • In this bleak scenario, what options are left to our schools?
      • How can we secure the necessary funds directly to schools?
      • Where is the long-term, joined-up strategy and how can we achieve this?
      Speakers:
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      Workforce Management Gone Wrong: Common Pitfalls of HR and Payroll
      Richard Taylor,
      People Director, Leigh Academies Trust (Confirmed)
      Eamonn Moore,
      Business Development Manager, MHR International
      • Streamlining workforce management to unload pressure and time to better face the ever changing requirements of the pandemic
      • #Stressing visibility as key to better workforce and payroll and adding untapped value through analytics
      • Changing the perception of HR - From administration to being ambassadors for staff development and performance excellence
      • Preparing for the Christmas break - How can schools get ready for their retraining, recruitment and restaffing needs
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Measuring the Impact of COVID-19: What Can we Learn from the Actions of School Leaders?
      Helen Nelson,
      Headteacher, Joseph Cash Primary School,
      Winner of Leadership Team of the Year, National Schools Awards (Confirmed)
      Cllr Lucy Nethsingha,
      Deputy-Chair of the Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association (LGA) (Confirmed)
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisors (Confirmed)
      • Curriculum, attainment, admissions: what will be the longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children?
      • Leadership from within: How have School Leaders changed leadership styles to ensure that they can make the correct decisions at the correct time and to whom are leaders looking for best practice?
      • What financial impact has the pandemic had SATs, MATs and LAMs across England?
      • How  has the relationship between schools and local authorities changed, what roles are schools now playing within their communities?
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      The Forgotten Third: Are We Failing Disadvantaged and Non-Academic Pupils?
      Sir Michael Wilshaw,
      Former HMCI, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • Do those who set education policy in government and the inspectorate who largely come from middle class backgrounds and educated in selective or private schools really understand the issues facing this cohort of students?
      • Why are secondary schools not building on the gains made by many of these pupils in Primary Schools?
      • Why is the secondary curriculum not meeting the needs of these students?
      • Why is the rising tide of educational standards not lifting the boat for our poorest students in too many parts of the country?
      • Is FE fit for purpose or is it still the Cinderella Service in our education system?
      Speakers:
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      COVID as a Catalyst for Evolution in Education: Adopting Agile Mindsets at Evolve Trust
      Claire-Marie Cuthbert,
      Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Trust (Confirmed)

      Are traditional approaches to education still relevant in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

      Technology is transforming how we live, work, play and think- and it’s happening more quickly, and on a larger scale than at any point in human history…. Education needs to play catch up and get to grips with artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing so we can equip today’s young people with the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s world. In this session Claire-Marie will explore the rapid changes in society and what this this means for educators today

      Speakers:
    • 12:20 - 13:05
      Leading Excellent Resource Management in Schools
      Tanya Arkle,
      Deputy Director, Schools Resource Management,
      Division and non-executive director, Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
      Stephen Lester MBE,
      Education Consultant, SKL Education Consultancy
      Michael Larsen,
      Vice-Chair, Aspire Academy Trust, St Austell
      Stephen Mitchell,
      Chief Executive, Keystone Knowledge,
      Chief Executive Officer, Oak Multi Academy Trust(Confirmed)

      Headteachers, school business professional and governors, all have a responsibility to ensure that their resources are managed well and that their pupils receive the best education possible. Our panel will bring together leaders in education, business and governance to discuss how they have made a lasting impact on the education of their students through effective resource management.

      • Enabling schools to get the best value on goods and services by capitalising on procurement spend and skills.
      • Giving school leaders and business professionals a clear picture of the market with transparent, up-to-date and quality data.
      • Helping schools develop the necessary skills and providing direct support and hands-on tailored advice where needed
      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 14:05
      The Break is Over: Ofsted is Back
      Gwyneth Gibson,
      Headteacher, Lea Manor High School (Confirmed)
      Karen Giles,
      Headteacher, Barham Primary School (Confirmed)
      Jonathan Haslam,
      Director, Institute for Effective Education (Confirmed)
      • After a short break, Ofsted has started inspecting schools again. How will they take into consideration the difficulties schools have gone through?
      • What future changes can be expected on inspections – will finances be included next?
      • How are Multi-Academy Trusts responding to Summary Evaluations?
      Speakers:
    • 13:45 - 14:15
      Building your Board
      Judith Hicks,
       Head of Inspiring Governance, National Governance Association (NGA) (Confirmed)

      This session will cover all the stages of the recruitment process; identifying the skills & attributes your board requires and understanding how that will dovetail into the governance competency framework. It will also cover suggestions on where you can go for extra support, top tips to promote your vacancy, companies who publicly support their staff governing in schools, right through to conducting the interview and training for new governors and trustees.

      Speakers:
    • 14:20 - 13:05
      Roundtable: Defining your Learning Ecosystem: How to Prioritise System Components that Work Effectively Together in Primary Education
      Robert Bowater,
      Chief Executive Officer, drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      Sue Egersdorff,
      Executive Director, drb Ignite Trust (Confirmed)

      In this roundtable we ask primary leaders to share best practice in understanding and implementing learning eco-systems as well as stories of the challenges faced in the pursuit of defining, planning, building and measuring success. Through guided discussion we aim to explore:

      • How can the concept of learning ecosystems be used to improve children’s outcomes in primary education?
      • What are the basic components of an effective learning ecosystem?
      • What structures and frameworks already exist to help plan and execute tomorrow’s learning ecosystems?
      Speakers:
    • 14:20 - 15:05
      Academisation and the Plurality of Schools – What Lessons are We Learning from a Richer Schools Ecosystem?
      Jonathan Simons,
      Director, Public First (Confirmed)
      Dr Tom Perry,
      Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Birmingham (Confirmed)
      Professor Colin Diamond CBE,
      School of Education Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Birmingham (Confirmed)
      • How has the increase in academies changed the education landscape and what learnings can be taken?
      • What does the future look like for schools that haven't converted?
      • How have different structures and systems reacted to lockdown, re-opening and the pressures of new requirements in the face of COVID-19?
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      Re-inventing the Future … Or Tampering with the Past
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisors (Confirmed)
      • How COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on key aspects of our educational system
      • Examining the challenges to the resilience and relevance of curriculum, assessment, inspection, national and local governance, support and intervention, inclusion strategies, pupil and community engagement.
      • Weighing up options for our response as a sector: will it be core and radical or incremental and peripheral.
      • What should be our main focus and how can we achieve a cohesive, strategic and effective response?
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      DSG Management Plan Template – User Input Session
      Gemma Donnelly,
      Head of the Local Authority Stakeholder Engagement Team , Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)

      This session is designed for local authority representatives who will be completing the DSG management plan templates. It will describe the reasons for the ESFA publishing a template and how it should be used.

      Speakers:
    • 15:20 - 16:05
      The Permanent Funding Crisis
      Jenna Julius,
      Senior Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (Confirmed)
      Simon Dyson,
      Head Teacher, Highfields Academy (Confirmed)
      Stephen Mitchell,
      Chief Executive, Keystone Knowledge,
      Chief Executive Officer, Oak Multi Academy Trust(Confirmed)
      • Assessing the unexpected costs caused by the pandemic – was the extra funding released by government sufficient?
      • How have schools adapted to the National Funding Formula?
      • Will there ever be enough funding for schools or are we asking too much of the school system?
      Speakers:
    • 15:20 - 15:50
      MATs Governance Rising to the Challenge
      Emma Knights OBE,
      Chief Executive, National Governance Association (NGA) (Confirmed)

      The continuing focus on the need for robust and knowledgeable governance is rendered even more important when there are issues to face which involve strategic management of resources, agile approaches to pupils’ learning, and skilled management of risk. This session will outline NGA’s expertise in these critical areas of governance.

      Speakers:
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Business & Finance
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Wellbeing & Safeguarding
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      Roundtable: Supporting Student’s Mental Health
      Charlotte Aynsley,
      Founder, E-safety Training and Consultancy (Confirmed)
      Davinder Aujla,
      Head of UK Sales, Impero Software (Confirmed)
      This roundtable will explore some of the issues that students and young people have faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
      The discussion will focus on:
      • The current challenges schools face
      • How they can use the tools available to help to identify trends in mental health
      • How effective interventions and strategies can support student mental health and safeguarding
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      The Forgotten Third: Are We Failing Disadvantaged and Non-Academic Pupils?
      Sir Michael Wilshaw,
      Former HMCI, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • Do those who set education policy in government and the inspectorate who largely come from middle class backgrounds and educated in selective or private schools really understand the issues facing this cohort of students?
      • Why are secondary schools not building on the gains made by many of these pupils in Primary Schools?
      • Why is the secondary curriculum not meeting the needs of these students?
      • Why is the rising tide of educational standards not lifting the boat for our poorest students in too many parts of the country?
      • Is FE fit for purpose or is it still the Cinderella Service in our education system?
      Speakers:
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Curriculum
    • 10:30 - 11:00
      Roundtable: Reassessing Curriculum Design as Fundamental to the Professionalisation of School Leadership
      Chris Jones,
      Chief Executive, CJ Learning & CJ Learning Technology

      In this roundtable we invite education leads, finance directors and school leaders from across the sector to share their priorities for curriculum design. We sketch out emerging practices from the data-driven to the fully integrated.

      • Beyond ICFP – How leaders can develop a more nuanced understanding built on analytics rather than financial savings alone
      • Adopting agile mindsets to tackle investment decisions into novel and emerging teaching and learning practices
      • Incorporating wellbeing into impact assessments to recalibrate how schools can judge the effectiveness of their strategies
      Speakers:
    • 12:00 - 12:30
      COVID as a Catalyst for Evolution in Education: Adopting Agile Mindsets at Evolve Trust
      Claire-Marie Cuthbert,
      Chief Executive Officer, Evolve Trust (Confirmed)

      Are traditional approaches to education still relevant in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

      Technology is transforming how we live, work, play and think- and it’s happening more quickly, and on a larger scale than at any point in human history…. Education needs to play catch up and get to grips with artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing so we can equip today’s young people with the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s world. In this session Claire-Marie will explore the rapid changes in society and what this this means for educators today

      Speakers:
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 SEND
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Governance
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Workforce
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      Workforce Management Gone Wrong: Common Pitfalls of HR and Payroll
      Richard Taylor,
      People Director, Leigh Academies Trust (Confirmed)
      Eamonn Moore,
      Business Development Manager, MHR International
      • Streamlining workforce management to unload pressure and time to better face the ever changing requirements of the pandemic
      • #Stressing visibility as key to better workforce and payroll and adding untapped value through analytics
      • Changing the perception of HR - From administration to being ambassadors for staff development and performance excellence
      • Preparing for the Christmas break - How can schools get ready for their retraining, recruitment and restaffing needs
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Roundtable: Making School-Based Teacher Training Work for You
      Emma Hollis,
      Executive Director, The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) (Confirmed)
      Claire Harnden,
      Deputy CEO, South Farnham Educational Trust (Confirmed)

      An exploration into the potential benefits of ‘growing your own’ teachers through involvement in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). This roundtable hosted by NASBTT considers the options available to schools who are not currently engaged in ITT and the potential benefits to your school and wider communities. It will also highlights how trainees are an important, and effective part, of post-Covid recovery in schools. You will hear about the contribution that trainees have made, and will continue to make in schools this academic year given the likelihood of ongoing Covid disruption. Within all this there is an important differentiation to be made between trainees being seen as a trusted and valuable resource, who need nurture and support, rather than as a cheap ‘extra pair of hands’. Issues such as placements and effective mentoring will be discussed.

      Speakers:
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 Covid-19
    • 10:20 - 10:50
      Inspecting Again – Ofsted’s Future Direction of Travel
      The Rt Hon. David Laws,
      Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute (EPI) (Confirmed)
      Amanda Spielman,
      HMCI, Ofsted (Confirmed)
      • How will inspectors take into consideration the consequences caused by the school closure?
      • New steps for the Ofsted framework
      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Roundtable: Making School-Based Teacher Training Work for You
      Emma Hollis,
      Executive Director, The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) (Confirmed)
      Claire Harnden,
      Deputy CEO, South Farnham Educational Trust (Confirmed)

      An exploration into the potential benefits of ‘growing your own’ teachers through involvement in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). This roundtable hosted by NASBTT considers the options available to schools who are not currently engaged in ITT and the potential benefits to your school and wider communities. It will also highlights how trainees are an important, and effective part, of post-Covid recovery in schools. You will hear about the contribution that trainees have made, and will continue to make in schools this academic year given the likelihood of ongoing Covid disruption. Within all this there is an important differentiation to be made between trainees being seen as a trusted and valuable resource, who need nurture and support, rather than as a cheap ‘extra pair of hands’. Issues such as placements and effective mentoring will be discussed.

      Speakers:
    • 11:20 - 12:05
      Measuring the Impact of COVID-19: What Can we Learn from the Actions of School Leaders?
      Helen Nelson,
      Headteacher, Joseph Cash Primary School,
      Winner of Leadership Team of the Year, National Schools Awards (Confirmed)
      Cllr Lucy Nethsingha,
      Deputy-Chair of the Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association (LGA) (Confirmed)
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisors (Confirmed)
      • Curriculum, attainment, admissions: what will be the longer-term implications particularly for the most vulnerable children?
      • Leadership from within: How have School Leaders changed leadership styles to ensure that they can make the correct decisions at the correct time and to whom are leaders looking for best practice?
      • What financial impact has the pandemic had SATs, MATs and LAMs across England?
      • How has the relationship between schools and local authorities changed, what roles are schools now playing within their communities?
      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:25
      National SEND Update – How are SEND Pupils Coping?
      Alex Grady,
      Education Development Officer, nasen (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the current landscape of the SEND sector and changes during schools’ closure and the precarious return.
      • Creating a local school approach with strong leadership towards SEND issues and raising teaching standards
      • Did the lockdown highlight inequalities in the system
      • Understanding the impact of COVID on our national direction of travel and pushing forward with the vital reforms to support SEND pupils

      Session hosted by nasen

      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 14:05
      The Break is Over: Ofsted is Back
      Gwyneth Gibson,
      Headteacher, Lea Manor High School (Confirmed)
      Jonathan Haslam,
      Director, Institute for Effective Education (Confirmed)
      Karen Giles,
      Headteacher, Barham Primary School (Confirmed)
      • After a short break, Ofsted has started inspecting schools again. How will they take into consideration the difficulties schools have gone through?
      • What future changes can be expected on inspections – will finances be included next?
      • How are Multi-Academy Trusts responding to Summary Evaluations?
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      Re-inventing the Future … Or Tampering with the Past
      Les Walton CBE,
      Chair, Association of Education Advisors (Confirmed)
      • How COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on key aspects of our educational system
      • Examining the challenges to the resilience and relevance of curriculum, assessment, inspection, national and local governance, support and intervention, inclusion strategies, pupil and community engagement.
      • Weighing up options for our response as a sector: will it be core and radical or incremental and peripheral.
      • What should be our main focus and how can we achieve a cohesive, strategic and effective response?
      Speakers:
    Day 2 - November 18, 2020 MAT
  • All Sessions

    Leadership

    Business & Finance

    Wellbeing & Safeguarding

    Curriculum

    SEND

    Workforce

    Estates

    Covid-19

    MAT

    Day 3 - November 19, 2020 All Sessions
    • 09:20 - 09:30
      Chair’s Opening Address
      Camilla Turner,
      Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph (Confirmed)
    • 09:30 - 10:00
      Education Policy Update
      Wes Streeting MP,
      Shadow Schools Minister, Labour Party (Confirmed)
      The Rt Hon. David Laws,
      Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute (EPI) (Confirmed)
      • What is the state of the education sector? A look at the potential policy changes from 'hardening' of the National Funding Formula and Academisation through to MAT Inspections & Ofsted
      • To what extent have the measures put in place to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic been effective?
      • What challenges can we expect leaders to face in the coming 6-12 months and what can be done to support them?
      Speakers:
    • 10:20 - 11:05
      Roundtable: GEMS: the Diamond in the Rough? A Discussion about the Practical Applications of the Principles of Good Estates Management for Schools
      Adam Watson,
      Director and Co-Founder, Every (Confirmed)
      • Overview of GEMS and awareness of the guidance
      • How MATs and Academies are currently applying the principles
      • The Every approach to supporting GEMS
      Speakers:
    • 10:20 - 11:05
      Preparing Students, Staff and School Estates for Future Interruptions
      Hannah Owen,
      Assistant Programme Manager, Education, Nesta (Confirmed)
      Louise Davies,
      Safeguarding Officer, Academy Transformation Trust (Confirmed)
      Mark Brown,
      Consultant , TG Escapes Eco-Buildings (Confirmed)
      Barbara Sims,
      Chief Financial Officer, The Evolve Trust (Confirmed)

       

      • To what extent should we acclimatise to the 'new-normal' and how can we build resilience into future education strategies?
      • With blended learning and the pressures of on-premise social distancing and ventilation needs, is now the time to re-think school estates policies?
      • What measures should be put in place to minimise trauma and reinforce online safeguarding, especially when pupils are out of schools and spend more time using technology to learn?
      • Will schools prepare education continuity plans, to detail how schools will function in the event of future school closures?
      Speakers:
    • 10:35 - 11:05
      Tools for Excellent Resource Management
      Daniel Tovey,
      Funding Policy Unit, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      Stephanie Relf,
      Policy Advisor, Funding Policy Unit , Department for Education (Confirmed)

      Exploring new and updated DfE resources available to schools and how best to use them including:

      • Schools Financial Benchmarking Too
      • A look ahead to changes to SFVS/self-assessment tool
      • Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning and Financial Advice for Schools
      Speakers:
    • 10:35 - 11:05
      Protecting Children from Bullying and Cyberbullying
      Carla Malseed,
      Local Campaigns Manager, NSPCC (Confirmed)
      • What constitutes bullying and what different types of bullying are recognised?
      • working with young people to understand the issue
      • Tips for Recognising, responding, and preventing
      Speakers:
    • 10:45 - 11:45
      Roundtable: Save Money on Risk Protection with the RPA
      Arati Patel-Mistry,
      School Engagement Team , Department for Education (Confirmed)
      Donna Harrison,
      School Engagement Lead - Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education (Confirmed)

      Join Donna Harrison and Arati Patel-Mistry from DfE as they talk about the extension to Local Authority Maintained Schools of the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA). At £18 per pupil, per year, this is a great opportunity for more schools to benefit from the reduced cost of risk cover and achieve similar financial savings as attained by academies through membership of the RPA.

      Speakers:
    • 11:00 - 11:30
      Increasing Awareness and Understanding of T Levels to Help Students Make Informed Decisions
      Stella Pearson,
      Deputy Director, T Level Delivery, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      Catherine Sezen,
      Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager FE, Association of Colleges (AoC) (Confirmed)
      • Why is the introduction of T Levels so important?
      • What makes T Levels different from previous reforms to technical education?
      • What does a T Level involve and what are the progression options?
      • What are the plans for rolling them out?
      • What is the feedback from colleges now teaching the first courses and students taking them?
      • What are the next steps for rollout?
      • What help / resources are available to help teachers explain T Levels to students?
      Speakers:
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      Roundtable: Grant Funding and the Salix Energy Efficiency Fund: Where Ecology meets Economy
      Martyn Sheridan,
      Commercial Director , eLight (Confirmed)
      Lauren Grice,
      Marketing Manager , UK Energy Watch Group (Confirmed)

      In this roundtable we invite school leaders, finance/business professionals and estates specialists to discuss the barriers to school improvement and how this can be overcome through eco-friendly funding initiatives such as the Salix £1bn Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme offering grants and interest free loans.

      • Unlocking the funding: How schools may already be taking advantage of the scheme and what pathways they took to get there
      • How schools can project long term savings through the adoption of low carbon heating measures and LED Lighting without having to pay for the works
      • Translating common headaches for schools into golden opportunities and quickly identifying how the scheme may be applied to your school setting
      Speakers:
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      Roundtable: Unlocking Emotional Intelligence to Give Staff, Students, Parents and Families the Lifelong Tools to Face Life’s Challenges
      Abby Turton,
      Chief Executive Officer , The Emotional Logic Centre (Confirmed)
      Christiaan Stirling,
      Chief Operating Officer , The Emotional Logic Centre (Confirmed)

      In this roundtable we invite School Leaders, Safeguarding Leads and those responsible and passionate about staff and student wellbeing to share their challenges with staff illness and absence, student behaviour and parental support. We will demonstrate that in each story and in many more scenarios, being more able to make sense of emotions empowers teachers and students to fundamentally shift the chain reaction of events crippling schools in the UK. Participants will:

      • Gain an understanding of the constructive language of loss emotions to empower mutual support and cooperative adjustment to change
      • Better equipping all staff to pass on these methods to pupils and parents
      • Mitigating the ‘rough end' of emotional literacy - the destructive and confrontational drives - as well as moving staff on from being merely trauma-informed to having trauma-responsive conversational skills to understand how to relate best to ailing children
      • Teaching staff to use a lifelong learning, conversational method about healthy grieving to untangle the emotional whirlpools that cause bad behaviour or withdrawal
      Speakers:
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      The Future of Funding
      Stephen Morales,
      Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) (Confirmed)
      Jon Richards,
      Head of Education, UNISON (Confirmed)
      Dr Robin Bevan,
      Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys (Confirmed)
      Dr Janet Lord,
      Faculty Head of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University (Confirmed)
      • With an exploding public debt, what can we expect for the future of school funding?
      • Do schools need to renew their focus on income innovation?
      • Reviewing the additional funding promised in 2019 and 2020
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      Shattering Glass Ceilings for BAME girls in STEM
      Hannah Oyewole,
      Director, Young Ladies Club (Confirmed)
      • Why we need to bridge the gap for BAME girls in STEM – the statistics
      • An overview of the achievements of Young Ladies Club in schools and STEM organisations and how they have interacted with the girls we work with
      • A look at case studies, the curriculum and the impact for the girls involved
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      The ‘New-Normal’ for School Estates
      Katie Miller,
      Strategic Business Account Manager - Education, Crown Commercial Services (Confirmed)
      • Navigating the pressures of social distancing, blended learning and ventilation needs across the school estate
      • Maximising space across the school estate safely, repurposing spaces and creating an inclusive, inspiring environment
      • Compliant, cost effective procurement solutions for construction, facilities management, energy and maintenance
      Speakers:
    • 11:30 - 12:00
      I Know What you Did Last Summer – Lessons from the Grading Crisis and Actions for the Year Ahead
      Debbie Clinton,
      Chief Executive Officer, Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) (Confirmed)
      Tim Adelani,
      Widening Participation Practitioner and Founder, AccessToUni: The University Access Network,
      Governor, Heronsgate Primary School (Confirmed)
      • Assessing the disruption to education and qualifications awarding due to Covid-19
      • How was the temporary system developed and did it achieve the fairness it aimed at?
      • What will the medium and long-term consequences be for pupils, from access to higher education to social mobility?
      Speakers:
    • 12:00 - 12:45
      Roundtable: Professionalising Education Procurement – Practical Guidance for Building the Right In-house Skills
      Liann Thompson,
      MAT Relationship Manager, YPO (Confirmed)
      Amanda Quinn,
      Procurement Projects Delivery Lead, YPO (Confirmed)

      In this roundtable we bust common myths around education procurement, and we invite procurement specialists, as well as those who are new to the profession, to share their market scouring secrets and time-honored maxims. We will also explore what common hurdles and persistent challenges schools face as well as offer solutions from shared experiences.

      • From large MATs to individual schools, how can you make frameworks scale to meet your specific requirements and maintain savings
      • Understanding the drivers behind your procurement aims and building a path to effective self-management of all your procurement requirements in 12-24 months
      • Tools for evaluating advice and guidance: In a crowded marketplace, how should you evaluate money and time saving services
      • Topical Pressures – What challenges are all schools facing in the shadow of the pandemic and how can smart-procurement alleviate these challenges?
      Speakers:
    • 12:05 - 12:35
      Condition Data Collection 2021-2026
      Vince Jubb,
      CDC, Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • Condition Data Collection - Looking back and lessons learnt
      • What next? Condition Data Collection 2 and what it means for schools
      Speakers:
    • 12:15 - 13:00
      The Long-term Effects of Coronavirus on Social mobility
      Ali Jaffer,
      Assistant Principal – Personal Development – Upper School, All Saints Academy Dunstable (Confirmed)
      Andrew Bacon OBE,
      Chief Executive Officer, Enactus (Confirmed)
      Caroline Sharp,
      Caroline Sharp, Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (Confirmed)
      Tim Adelani,
      Widening Participation Practitioner and Founder, AccessToUni: The University Access Network,
      Governor, Heronsgate Primary School (Confirmed)
      • Have Social and Digital divides created a wider opportunity gap?
      • Is the system equipped to assist these pupils?
        • Access to private and online tuition to minimise the impact on the attainment gap.
        • Has the admissions process to Higher Education not impacted negatively on the prospects of young people from less well-off backgrounds?
        • Has the apprenticeship system been resilient enough to jump back once restrictions were lifted?
      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:10
      Top Tips for Using Modular Eco-Buildings to Ease Pressure on Classroom Size
      Mark Brown,
      Consultant , TG Escapes Eco-Buildings (Confirmed)
      • How can your school provide additional bespoke space quickly?
      • Adapting to the current and future needs of the school
      • What solution is right for your classroom and school?
      • Savings that can be made through eco-buildings
      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:10
      Better Financial Reporting – Simplifying your Financial Reporting
      Gavin Monument,
      Financial Reporting Manager, Department for Education (Confirmed)

      A seminar to update academies on the work of the Better Financial Reporting programme, which will include:- 

      • Automating the submission of your finance data to pre-populate DfE online forms
      • New financial insights the DfE can produce in a timely way to support academy decision making
      Speakers:
    • 12:40 - 13:10
      Teaching Young Adults How to Escape from Rape and Knife Attacks
      Matt Leach,
      Chief Executive Officer, ESCAPE Training (Confirmed)

      Our mission is to teach a generation how to escape from rape and knife attacks. The only way we can do this is by enabling teachers to teach children how. This is where ESCAPE Training comes in. A safe-to-teach train the trainer programme that enables teachers to pass on real-life skills that will change and save lives. Watch our demonstration of techniques and find out more about our programme and how ESCAPE Training can benefit your school and the lives of your students.

      Speakers:
    • 12:45 - 13:30
      Roundtable: The Unaccounted Impact of a Fragmented Estates Management Strategy
      Ian Harrington,
      Partner - National Head, Building & Project Consultancy, Eddisons (Confirmed)
      Jenny Fram,
      Head of Business Development , Eddisons (Confirmed)
      Joe Fitzsimmons,
      Director - Building and Project Consultancy, Eddisons (Confirmed)

      During this round table session we invite schools leaders and estates manager to share their pitfalls and management challenges. We will then open the floor up to peer-led discussion to find common solutions and quick wins for estates management and capital works. This will very much be an interactive session so please come with your questions!

      • From 2 schools to 20: Estates management and budgeting practices which scale
      • Building a 10 year estates strategy to move from reactive to proactive investment
      • Addressing the lack of funding and exploring avenues such as T-Levels, CIF, SEEF etc.
      Speakers:
    • 13:15 - 14:00
      Roundtable: Engaging Pupils and Saving Money through Sustainable Buildings
      Mark Brown,
      Consultant , TG Escapes Eco-Buildings (Confirmed)
      • How eco-buildings are conducive to teaching and learning
      • Making your building work for your school through sustainability and efficiencies
      • Showcasing examples of sustainable buildings encouraging environmental citizenship in pupils
      • Involving your school and pupils in a tree-planting scheme
      Speakers:
    • 13:15 - 14:00
      Playing Catch-up. How the Curriculum Changed Post Covid-19
      Adrian McLean,
      Trust Lead for Character and Personal Development, Severn Academies Educational Trust (Confirmed)
      David Lowbridge-Ellis,
      Deputy Headteacher, Barr Beacon School (Confirmed)
      Steve Rollet,
      Deputy Chief Executive Officer , Confederation of School Trusts (CST) (Confirmed)
      Lisa Ling,
      Director of Secondaries, Whole Education (Confirmed)
      • Making up for lost time - did remote learning highlight social divides and disaffect disadvantaged pupils?
      • How important is a flexible curriculum, that responds to the needs of individual learners?
      • Mitigate the negative effects on social mobility with a curriculum that focuses on skills, preparing young people for tomorrow’s jobs
      • Building parity between curriculum and the need for catch-up in teaching character development to ensure that students have confidence to deal with the unknown
      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 13:50
      Keeping Children Safe – Adapting to Change and Transforming Practice
      Sue Bailey,
      Safeguarding Lead, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (Confirmed)
      Natasha Lawrence,
      Safeguarding Manager, MyConcern (Confirmed)

      Sue Bailey, Safeguarding Lead for the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership and Natasha Lawrence, Safeguarding Manager at MyConcern discuss the pros and cons of using an electronic record keeping system.  Sue, describes some of the challenges that she’s faced and how they’ve been overcome and how she and her team have undertaken safeguarding during the UK lockdown.  Sue provides valuable insights on the challenges that can be faced by Safeguarding Leads and talks about how she has used her access to consistent safeguarding data to identify training needs within her trust.

      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 13:50
      The Room Where It Happens: Involving SBL in the Decision-making Process
      Stephen Morales,
      Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) (Confirmed)
      • The benefits of including Senior Business Leaders in the decision-making process
      • The elements of a Joined-up Leadership

      Hosted by Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)

      Speakers:
    • 13:20 - 13:50
      MYESF – Get up to Speed with the One-Stop-Shop for School Funding
      Saheel Sankriwala,
      Deputy Director, Head of Technology Delivery, Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)
      John Edwards,
      Director of Funding, Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)
      Richard Stewart,
      Deputy Service Owner in the Funding Service, Education and Skills Funding Agency (Confirmed)
      • Enabling schools to easily sign documents and view funding allocations as well as funds received.
      • Helping schools to better manage apprenticeships and map subcontractors
      • Improving user experience to make managing funding straightforward and giving access to multiple services all from one account.
      Speakers:
    • 14:00 - 14:30
      School Business Leadership: Current Issues and Future Prospects
      Stephen Morales,
      Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) (Confirmed)
      Stephen Rayner,
      Director of Teaching and Learning, Manchester Institute of Education,, University of Manchester (Confirmed)
      • From School Bursars to School Business Managers: Mapping the evolution of the profession
      • Defining the status of the School Business Professional within a rich community of multiple job titles, diverse working backgrounds and an increasing gamut of responsibilities.
      • What are the barriers to joined-up leadership and how can we seek to build parity of recognition within the SLT
      • Overcoming challenges to succession such as Qualified Teacher Status and building pathways to progression
      Speakers:
    • 14:00 - 14:30
      Good Estates Management for Schools
      Simon Lindsay,
      Capital Capability and Efficiency, Capital Directorate, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • An introduction to the revised GEMS guidance – updated to be easier to use with new tools, resources and information
      • Learn how you can save money, run safer schools and be more efficient
      • Suitable if you’re starting to manage the estate strategically for the first time or improving what is already in place
      Speakers:
    • 14:00 - 14:30
      Moving on from the Crisis: Governance beyond COVID
      Clare Collins MBE,
      Head of Consultancy, National Governance Association

      The business of moving governance remotely has been successfully navigated. Governing boards now need to rebalance their function between support and challenge. This session will outline:

      • The role governors and trustees play in mitigating the effects of COVID
      • How governors and trustees are adjusting and improving their working practices to embrace the current restrictions
      • How boards can continue to be visionary and strategic as COVID-19 continues
      Speakers:
    • 14:15 - 15:00
      Roundtable: Calling MAT Finance Specialist – Mastering Financial Management from School Offices to the Centre
      Stuart Wild,
      Stuart Wild, Hoge 100 (Confirmed)
      Liz Wild,
      IT Consultant , Hoge 100 (Confirmed)
      Carla Hooper,
      Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Hoge 100 (Confirmed)
      Eve Horlock,
      Software Consultant, Hoge 100
      • Busting common frustrations within central finance teams from leaky data, paper heavy processes and unrecognised inefficiencies
      • Pick that low hanging fruit: Saving time, money and confusion through creating scalable and responsive tools for school administrators
      • Matching skills and tech across your MAT to ensure that you optimise your use of integrated tools and avoid paying for disjointed systems
      Speakers:
    • 14:15 - 15:00
      Roundtable: The Changing Role of the Safeguarding Lead in Multi-Academy Trusts
      Mike Glanville,
      Director of Safeguarding Services, One Team Logic (Confirmed)
      • Getting to grips with strategic safeguarding
      • Ensuring consistent safeguarding practice
      • Working with other agencies and local authorities
      • Supervision and staff well-being
      Speakers:
    • 14:15 - 15:00
      Black History is British History – Re-shaping the Curriculum to Create Conscious, Empowered Citizens
      Lavinya Stennett,
      Chief Executive Officer, The Black Curriculum (Confirmed)
      Kwame Boateng,
      Educator, The Black Curriculum (Confirmed)
      Bethany Thompson,
      Head of Research, The Black Curriculum (Confirmed)
      • Is the current national curriculum a broad, balanced and flexible framework, that allows schools to teach Black History?
      • The effects of teaching an accessible educational Black British history curriculum on young people’s attainment
      • How to provide a sense of belonging and identity to young people across the UK, improving social cohesion
      • Why is the Black Curriculum important?
      • How the Black Curriculum can reform education and make a difference
      • What have we done so far?
      • Survey data (we recently conducted a survey with the general public, would be good to share some of these results)
      • Why are we Campaigning? (We will cover our recent campaign and future ongoing campaigns)
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      Meeting the Needs of a Changing Pupil Population
      Rona Tutt OBE,
      SEND Consultant & Author, Rona Tutt’s Guide to SEND and Inclusion (Confirmed)

      This session will cover some of the ways in which the needs of current pupils may differ from previous generations. There will be a particular focus on those who:

      • Are born prematurely
      • Are girls on the autism spectrum
      • Have co-existing conditions

      Strategies will be suggested to address the different needs of these pupils who may be found within the same class.

      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      Online Tutoring: How School Leaders Can Make the Most of Catch-up Funding and the National Tutoring Programme
      Dominic Howkins,
      Vice Principal and SENDCO, Ormiston Sudbury (Confirmed)
      Richard Angus,
      Head of Education Partnerships, MyTutor
      • Understand the impact of online tuition on pupil confidence, progress and attainment
      • Learn how online tuition works logistically: what tech do you need, how can teachers input, and what does a programme look like?
      • Understand best practice for pupil selection & engagement
      • Get an overview of how the National Tutoring Programme works, and how to access high-quality, subsidised tuition through the scheme"
      Speakers:
    • 14:30 - 15:00
      School Buying Programme 2020
      David Allen,
      Fellow, ISBL,
      School Business Management Commercial Engagement lead - Schools Commercial Team , Department for Education (Confirmed)
      • Overcome the challenges of complex procurements by working across the sector with your peers to access products and services that will strengthen your buying power
      • Understand how the DfE’s Find a Framework service can help you navigate the marketplace to buy goods and services that will meet your school’s needs
      • The latest steps in our programme to help support schools achieve the best value through cost, compliance and convenience
      Speakers:
    • 14:35 - 15:20
      Roundtable: Good Estate Management for Schools Q&A
      Simon Lindsay,
      Capital Capability and Efficiency, Capital Directorate, Department for Education (Confirmed)

      An opportunity to ask questions, discuss how you can best use the refreshed GEMS guidance and provide your feedback to inform future improvements to the resource. Join the session about the GEMS refresh taking place before this roundtable.

      Speakers:
    • 15:15 - 16:00
      The New 2020 Headteacher Standards
      Malcolm Trobe,
      Chair of the Review Group – Headteacher Standards Review Team, Department for Education (Confirmed)
      Helen Nelson,
      Headteacher, Joseph Cash Primary School,
      Winner of Leadership Team of the Year, National Schools Awards (Confirmed)
      Ruth Davies,
      President, NAHT (Confirmed)
      Dr Jamie Galpin,
      Education Officer, nasen (Confirmed)
    • 16:00 - 16:10
      Chair’s Closing Remarks
    Day 3 - November 19, 2020 Leadership