THE AGENDA

Day 1November 17, 2022
Main Stage
9:20 am - 9:30 am
Chair’s Address

Speakers

Jon Severs
Editor
TES
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
CEO
Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)
Confirmed
Main Stage
9:30 am - 9:50 am
2030 Trail – Opening Keynote Address from the Minister for the School System
  • The journey to 2030
  • What the White Paper targets will mean for schools
  • How the SEND Review will change practice in schools

Speakers

Baroness Barran MBE
Minister for the School System
Department for Education
Invited
Main Stage
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Session reserved for our Headline Sponsor

Details to be announced soon

Business & Finance Theatre
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Get Help Buying for Schools – The User Journey
  • An introduction to Get help buying for schools and how to access the service
  • Detailing the DfE’s approved frameworks and what they cover
  • Advice on how to use DfE approved frameworks to help your school get value for money and support your purchasing of goods and services
SEND Theatre
10:00 am - 10:45 am
The SEND Review Six Months On
  • What has changed at the coalface since the SEND Review?
  • How can SEND practice improve?
  • What do we now know that we did not before?

Chair

Bart Shaw
Head of Policy
Centre for Youth and Education
Invited

Speakers

Karen Williams
Multi Site SENDCo
Step Academy Trust
Invited
Katie Ghose
CEO
Kids
Confirmed
Sharon Smith
SEND Parent & PhD Researcher
University of Birmingham
Invited
Simon Knight
Headteacher
Frank Wise Special School
Invited
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Championing Inclusivity in Safeguarding
  • Understanding how protected characteristics can influence the safeguarding needs of pupils
  • What are the social and physical barriers hindering our ability to practice inclusive safeguarding and how can we overcome them?
  • Designing an inclusive safeguarding code of conduct for your school

Chair

Jon Needham
Director of Safeguarding
Oasis Community Learning Multi-Academy Trust
Confirmed

Speakers

Jo Brassington
Host of Pride and Progress Podcast
Invited
Mo Wiltshire
Drector of Education and Youth
Stonewall
Invited
Mohammed Khalid
Assistant Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
North Birmingham Academy
Invited
Nicola Law
Assistant Director for Children's Services
National Autistic Society
Confirmed
School Improvement Theatre
10:10 am - 10:40 am
The Results of AQA’s On-screen Assessment Pilot
  • Why it’s not a matter of if Digital Assessments will happen, but when.
  • Overall and granular level results on student performance during on screen assessment compared to traditional assessments.
  • The importance of building familiarity with technology to support on screen assessment.

Speakers

Colin Hughes
CEO
AQA
Invited
Trust & Trustees Theatre
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Session to be announced
Main Stage
10:30 am - 11:10 am
2030 Trail – The 2030 Transformation Journey
  • What are the challenges facing schools and trusts over the next decade?
  • How can schools and trusts start to work towards the 2030 targets and the ‘Parent Pledge’ and thus serve the needs of the economy?
  • What will be the sticking points schools and trusts will face in shifting to an all-trust world?
  • Faith based schools transitioning into trusts

Chair

Jon Severs
Editor
TES
Confirmed

Speakers

Lord Jim Knight
Chair of the Board of Trustees
E-Act
Confirmed
John Edwards
Director General: Regions Group
Department for Education
Invited
Leora Cruddas
CEO
Confederation of School Trusts
Confirmed
Paul Gosling
President
National Association of Headteachers (NAHT)
Invited
Leaders' Town Hall
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Behaviour Policies: The Razor’s Edge Between Effective and Oppressive
  • How does being expected to enforce strong behaviour policies affect teachers’ mental health and wellbeing?
  • Do strong behaviour policies correct behaviour, or damage the relationship between pupils and the school?
  • Are discipline measures such as detention too harsh on students’ mental health?
  • Are certain ethnicities and other groups more likely to be harshly punished?

Chair

Alix Robertson
Associate
Centre for Education and Youth
Invited

Speakers

Kadra Abdinasir
Associate Director of Children & Young People's Mental Health
Centre for Mental Health
Invited
Natalie Teece
Head of School
Mowbray Education Trust
Confirmed
Nick Moss
Headteacher
Minchinhampton C of E Primary Academy
Invited
Sam Strickland
Principal
The Duston School
Confirmed
Business & Finance Theatre
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Session Hosted by Sypro

Speakers

Steve Howell
CFO
Red Kite Learning Trust
Confirmed
SEND Theatre
10:55 am - 11:25 am
Parental Accountability and Reporting
  • Ensuring best practice when reporting to parents so that parents and careers are up to date with pupil progress and developments
  • Managing parental expectations so that objectives are realistic and commonly agreed upon
  • Fostering parental support

Speakers

Kerry-Jane Packman
Executive Director of Programmes Membership and Charitable Services
Parentkind
Confirmed
School Improvement Theatre
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Top Tips to Promote Sustainability in Your School
  • How should we consider sustainability when making school policy decisions?
  • Embedding sustainability into school culture and the curriculum without causing eco-anxiety
  • Why focusing on sustainability doesn’t need to inhibit your school growth plans

Chair

Helen Burge
Deputy COO
The Priory Learning Trust
Confirmed

Speakers

Gemma Tunstall
School Business and Finance Manager
Wellington School
Invited
Lee Hughes
CFO
Peterborough Diocese Education Trust
Invited
Robin Harrison
Facillities and Resources Manager
Spencer Academies Trust
Invited
Simon Oxenham
Director of Resources
Southend High School
Invited
Trust & Trustees Theatre
11:00 am - 11:30 am
2030 Trail – The Role of Governors in an All-Trust World

 

  • What is the best way to utilise the skills and knowledge of the governing body?
  • How have governing bodies adapted since the pandemic to support schools today?
  • How will governing bodies need to adapt looking towards 2030?

Speakers

Clare Collins MBE
Head of Consultancy
National Governance Association
Invited
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Leading and Implementing an Organisational Culture that Keeps Children Safe
  • What we mean by organisational culture and how do we define safeguarding culture?
  • Learning the lessons from case studies, academic research, and good practice.
  • Implementing an open and transparent culture at all levels of the organisation.

Speakers

Mike Glanville
Chief Safeguarding Officer
The Safeguarding Company
Confirmed
Main Stage
11:20 am - 11:40 am
Session reserved for our Strategic Sponsor

Details to be announced soon

Leaders' Town Hall
11:25 am - 12:10 pm
Session to be announced
Business & Finance Theatre
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session Hosted by EPM
SEND Theatre
11:40 am - 12:10 pm
Session to be announced
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
11:40 am - 12:25 pm
Session to be announced
Trust & Trustees Theatre
11:50 am - 12:20 pm
Session to be announced
Main Stage
11:55 am - 12:25 pm
Behaviour Management for Success
  • Effective behaviour policies support self-discipline and positive attitudes, both of which are essential for life outside of schooling
  • A consistent approach to behaviour management allows pupils to succeed later in life
  • What we owe to our pupils in terms of helping them manage their behaviours and emotional intelligence

Speakers

Katharine Birbalsingh CBE
Chair
Social Mobility Commission
Invited
School Improvement Theatre
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm
Star Academies and Eton College: What We Know Now and How This Can Support Your Partnerships
  • What role can the Independent Sector play in the Government’s 2030 Trust agenda?
  • Using the lessons from Star Academies, how can independent schools work in closer collaboration with the Maintained Sector?
  • How can smaller settings cement, develop and strengthen existing partnerships to bring greater value to partnerships?

Speakers

Stephen Edwards
Director of Partnerships
Star Academies
Invited
Sue Riley
Chief Executive Officer
School Partnership Alliance
Invited
Tom Arbuthnott
Deputy Head (Partnerships)
Eton College
Invited
Business & Finance Theatre
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Session to be announced
Leaders' Town Hall
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
The Estates Takeover

The Estates Takeover will showcase three innovative and practical solutions for your school estate presented by the school leaders who envisioned them and the partners who helped them bring them to life

SEND Theatre
12:25 pm - 1:10 pm
Building Inclusive Cultures

Speakers

Brian Lutchmiah
Manager
Inclusive Education
Invited
Marie Beale
SENCO
Whitefield Primary School
Invited
Mark O’Brien
Chief Operating Officer
Marjory Kinnon School
Invited
Pauline Aitchison
Network Lead
National Network of Special Schools
Invited
Trust & Trustees Theatre
12:40 pm - 1:25 pm
2030 Trail – Arriving Late to the Trust Party
  • Is it too late for schools to start forming their own trusts?
  • How to find a trust compatible with your pedagogical vision?
  • How will Local Education Authorities’ new powers impact school choice when seeking to join a trust?
  • Can schools maintain their identity within a trust?
  • Are schools unique and can they be unique within a trust?

Chair

Sir Andrew Carter K.B.E
CEO
South Farnham Educational Trust
Confirmed

Speakers

Wendy Hemmingsley
CEO, The Mill Academy Trust
Headteacher, The Henry Box School
Invited
Paul K. Ainsworth
Education Director
Infinity Academies Trust
Invited
Jim Bowyer
CEO
Skylark Partnership Trust
Invited
Sam Henson
Director of Policy and Communications
The National Governance Association (NGA)
Invited
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
Smart Clinic: Managing Employee Mental Health Issues
  • Understand the prevalence of mental health issues in schools
  • Identify three key ways to support employees who are struggling
  • The law around mental health and what it means for your school

Speakers

Harry Cramer
Director
Smart Clinic
Confirmed
Main Stage
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
State of the Education Sector – The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • Watershed moments in the ‘education story’ thus far
  • Shortcomings and pitfalls of education policy of the last 40 years
  • What steps should be taken to tackle the biggest challenges in the sector?

Chair

Jon Severs
Editor
TES
Confirmed

Speakers

Ed Balls
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (2007-2010)
Invited
Nick Gibb MP
Minister of State for School Standards (2010-2012)
Invited
School Improvement Theatre
12:55 pm - 1:25 pm
The Scars of the Pandemic: What Can be Done About Learning Loss?
  • Bringing back the “Ghost Children”
  • How to prevent and cover teacher absences to discourage any further losses
  • How learning loss has exposed educational inequalities

Speakers

Jon Andrews
Head of Analysis and Director of School System and Performance
Education Policy Institute (EPI)
Confirmed
Business & Finance Theatre
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
The Moral Case for GAG Pooling
  • Assisting schools within a trust with a more efficient and effective funding distribution
  • Smoothing out disparities in funding between schools within a MAT to support equal and effective learning
  • Directing funds to facilitate MAT policies that are being implemented to support the trust’s vision

Speakers

Jonathan Bishop
CEO & Executive Headteacher
Cornerstone Academy Trust
Invited
Rowena Hackwood
CEO
Astrea Academy Trust
Confirmed
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
Weathering the Storm of the Mental Health Crisis
  • The vicious cycle of mental health, behaviour, and attainment issues
  • How to lower the burden of emotional labour teachers face in supporting children’s mental health
  • With the extreme pressure of learning loss, is the current state of mental health just the tip of the iceberg?

Speakers

Anna Robinson
Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead
Birmingham Education Partnership
Invited
Dr Bernadka Dubicka
Professor of Child Psychiatry, Hull York Medical School, University of York
Editor in Chief, Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Invited
SEND Theatre
1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
State of the Sector: SEND Provision and Disadvantaged Pupils
  • How fair is the identification of SEND across the country?
  • Which groups of children are most likely to access SEND support?
  • What can be done to ‘level the playing field’ in terms of SEND provision?
Leaders' Town Hall
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
2030 Trail – What is the Future of the Curriculum Following the Schools White Paper?
  • Will the White Paper’s heavy focus on Maths and English narrow the curriculum, damaging arts subjects which encourage individuality and what would be the resulting consequences?
  • Will academies not having to follow the national curriculum damage opportunities for social mobility?
  • Skills vs knowledge-based curriculums: Where should our priorities lie?

Chair

Alix Robertson
Associate
Centre for Education and Youth
Invited

Speakers

Fiona Evans
Director of Schools Programme
National Literacy Trust
Invited
Jonathan Angell
Headteacher
Eastern High
Invited
Paul Milner
Programmes Director
National Numeracy
Invited
Tom Doust
Co-Director
Institute of Imagination
Invited
Main Stage
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Inspecting The Sector: Preparing for The Future
  • The future of Ofsted, the 2022-2027 strategy and the White Paper
  • What has been learnt from recent Ofsted inspections
  • How ‘strong trusts’ will be inspected according to the Department of Education Criteria

 

 

Speakers

Christopher Russell HMI
National Director for Education
Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)
Confirmed
School Improvement Theatre
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Supporting Continuous Professional Development in the Current Landscape
  • How to facilitate CPD opportunities for your teaching staff
  • How to identify ineffective CPD opportunities and ensure that CPD is cost-effective
  • What will be the most valuable CPD opportunities as we move towards the 2030 academisation target?
  • A review of the CPD opportunities available in the sector

Speakers

Marc Doyle
Trust Director of Assurance and Development
Consilium Academies
Invited
Sarah Mullin
Deputy Head
Priory School
Invited
Trust & Trustees Theatre
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Trust Wide Agreed Practice and Procedures: Towards Uniformity?
  • What are the benefits of uniformity of teaching practices across trust and school?
  • How can schools and trusts support staff development through agreed practices and procedures?
  • How important is the concept of autonomy in a trust?

Speakers

Christopher Day
Professor of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Nottingham
Invited
Steve Rollett
Deputy CEO
Confederation of School Trusts
Confirmed
Business & Finance Theatre
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Innovating in Income Generation
  • Join this interactive session to hear first-hand practical advice from school leaders who implemented successful income generation projects in their schools
  • Examples of income generation for schools through effective partnerships and grants
  • How schools help the wider community through challenging times during the pandemic and the impact this has on income

Speakers

Matt Crawford
Trust Leader and Executive Headteacher
Embark Federation
Invited
Russell Dalton
Director of Operations
The Rivers Church of England Academy Trust
Invited
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm
Reducing Workload and Improving Wellbeing in Schools
  • Practical resources for school leaders and teachers to help reduce workload.
  • case studies and resources for managing change and reducing workload, including the effective use of technology.
  • Principles, considerations, and examples of practical support to help initial teacher education (ITE) providers reduce the workload faced by trainee teachers

Speakers

Dominic Siwoku
Senior Policy Advisor with Responsibility for Education Staff Wellbeing
Department for Education
Invited
Naomi Byrnes
Policy Advisor
Department for Education
Invited
SEND Theatre
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
Explaining SEND Funding
  • Understanding the 3 elements of SEND provision
  • Who is responsible for managing a school’s SEND funding and resources?
  • How to understand your school’s needs for SEND funding and where to access supporting information
  • Find out how to access SEND funding, how it should be allocated and recorded

Speakers

Rhian Williams
SENCo
Henley Bank High School
Invited
Main Stage
2:25 pm - 2:55 pm
Bang For Your Buck and Evidence of Pupil Achievement
  • Evidence led spending for pupil premium
  • Cost effective intervention
  • Research findings on intervention impact

Speakers

Professor Becky Francis
Chief Executive
Education Endowment Fund
Invited
Leaders' Town Hall
2:25 pm - 3:10 pm
The State of Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • Are longstanding teachers being sacrificed in the name of mass recruitment?
  • Has academisation meant that senior leaders become too distant from practitioners and fail to understand the challenges they face?
  • What meaningful benefits could prevent a mass exodus of teachers?

Chair

Alix Robertson
Associate
Centre for Education and Youth
Invited

Speakers

Christine Stansfield
CEO
Mowbray Education Trust
Invited
Emma Hardy
Member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession
Invited
Jack Worth
School Workforce Lead
NFER
Confirmed
Paul Gosling
President
National Association of Headteachers (NAHT)
Invited
Will Yates
Education Researcher and Former English Teacher
University of Cambridge
Invited
Trust & Trustees Theatre
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
2030 Trail – A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships. Improving the Struggling Schools Acquired by Your Trust

 

  • With more schools set to join trusts on the road to 2030 how can you support joining schools which need serious improvement
  • Building relationships between your academies to share knowledge and resources to improve standards at your struggling academies
  • Empowering your middle leaders to be able to sustain your school improvement efforts

Speakers

Derek Trimmer
National Education Director
Academy Transformation Trust
Confirmed
School Improvement Theatre
2:35 pm - 3:15 pm
School Estate Management
  • How to provide children with safe, sheltered and efficient buildings, which enable good teaching and learning.
  • How DfE is helping schools and responsible bodies to manage their estates effectively.
  • What tools, resources, advice and guidance are available to help schools and responsible bodies manage their estates strategically, improve current estate management practices and to comply with legal duties.
Business & Finance Theatre
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Session to be announced
Safeguarding & Wellbeing Theatre
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Fast Feedback: The Alternative to Written Marking, and Why it’s the Right Choice for Your Staff and Students
  • The absurd level of marking expected of teachers and why it has been normalised
  • An honest account of how one school implemented a no written marking policy and lessons learned from this
  • The short and long-term benefits to both teachers and pupils of replacing marking with Fast Feedback

Speakers

Gemma Whitby
Co-Author, Fast Feedback
Invited
Matthew Kleiner-Mann
CEO
Ivy Learning Trust
Invited
SEND Theatre
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
2030 Trail – Working in Partnership to Ensure Support is Coordinated and Effective
  • Coordinated working with numerous agencies to ensure the delivery of services remains focused on the best interests of the child.
  • Working with the Local Authority as a Children’s Champion
  • The role of SENCo and how to effectively liaise with partners

Speakers

Dr Beate Hellawell
Lecturer in Education
University College London
Invited
Main Stage
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
2030 Trail – The Critical Friend: Governors and 2030
  • The power of an effective governing body- the important role Governors play in the academisation / MAT joining process
  • Governing bodies supporting schools and trusts- using your governing board’s expertise to tackle current challenges in your school
  • The vision of governing bodies towards 2030 and the growth of Trust Boards

Speakers

Emma Knights
CEO
National Governance Association
Confirmed
Leaders' Town Hall
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Educators Networking Hour

While the Schools & Academies Show attracts over 140 high quality speakers, the wealth of knowledge available at the show goes so much further. With over 3000 visitors regularly attending the show, we want to provide the opportunity for all of them to network, share their insight and promote best practices to strengthen the entire sector. That’s why at the Schools and Academies Show Birmingham 2022 we will be hosting the first ever, Schools & Academies Show Networking Hour.

Following the closing address, we will be converting the Leaders Town Hall into The Networking Zone with a drinks reception where attendees will be able to discuss the days content in depth and build powerful connections. The event will have an introductory discussion staff wellbeing featuring the following speakers who are experts on the topic

Speakers

Anna Crawte
School Improvement Director
HEART Academies Trust
Invited
Dr Kenny Frederick
Education Consultant
Headrest
Invited
Steven Hope
Chie Executive Officer
C-Learning
Invited