Sarah Denton guides you through some great examples of implementation of modular building, showcasing how they represent an effective and efficient alternative to traditional building. You can access the presentation at this link.
What opportunities are available to schools and academies? How can you ensure that your organisation is appealing and receives bids? When is the best time of the year to access the marketplace? Hear from Pat Condon about the right moves you can make to attract the best suppliers.
Motivated by the desire to always serve the community at the best of their possibility, Pen Green Centre is a reality based in Corby, Northamptonshire. Since their foundation in 1983, they followed the rapid change of the town and always strove to meet the needs of local working families. Listen to how the organisation found innovative solutions to generate income, which include establishing a training centre awarding nationally recognised qualifications.
Birmingham is the largest and one of the most deprived local authorities in Europe. It has one the highest number of children with English as an Additional Language (EAL); some of the 400 schools in its territory have between 30 to 40 different languages spoken within the same institution. In this context, spotting special needs in children has proven even more difficult. Listen to Terri Cawser (Birmingham Council) share best practices and tips on how to assist schools in creating a truly inclusive environment.
How can the Human Resources department assists in solving the matter of excessive workload? As the new Ofsted Inspection Framework drew new attention to it, Christina Pontig (North Tyneside & Northumberland Council) is helping schools address the cause of the issue.
What is the best approach to pupil behaviour in class? In his presentation Tom Bennett, Behaviour Advisor for the Department for Education presents the key findings of the Independent Review of Behaviour in Schools 2017, and discusses the resulting recommendations.
Sue Wilkinson (AfPE) shares insights on the benefits of Physical Education, sport and Physical Activity on wellbeing of learners in primary and secondary schools. It also reiterates the importance of PE in the school curriculum, what funding is available and how to prepare for an Ofsted inspection.
Stephen Morales (ISBL) leads this week’s episode with a talk on how to plan a 5-year school budget. At the core is Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning, as an effort of joined-up leadership – with pedagogy, governance and business working seamlessly together.
In this week’s episode Leora Cruddas (CEO, Confederation of School Trusts) presents CST’s assessment on the status of academies within society and the civic role they must play. CST believes that, because of high accountability and efficiency, the academy model should be taken as an example for the whole schools system; but at the same time the narrative on academies portrayed by the media needs to be improved.
Listen to Steve Baker’s insightful presentation on how brain development influences behaviours and learning, and what educators need to consider when they interact with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This session was recorded live on 14th November 2019 in the SEND Theatre of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
This week’s episode deals with one of the most pressing topic in education: teacher wellbeing. You can hear how both a research paper presented by Dr Bronwen Maxwell (Sheffield Institute of Education) and a case study from Woodland Academy Trust draw very similar conclusions on what is the best way forward.
What obstacles do women face in the EdTech sector and what can be done to make sure that more women are promoted into leadership roles in the education sector? Listen to this week’s episode where Debbie Clinton, member of the GovNet Education Advisory Board, leads this panel of successful women, discussing their experience. The panel includes Kirsty Grundy (Principal, Shireland Technology Primary & Primary Director, Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust); Jules Daulby (National Leader of #WomenEd, Education Consultant and Writer, Women Edtech) and Bukky Yusuf (Science Lead, Edith Kay School). This panel was recorded live on 13th November 2019 in the Tech Theatre of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
What role do schools play in protecting children online? Listen to advice and insights provided by Adam Medlycott (CEOP Education Officer, National Crime Agency) and Alison Watts (Chair e-Safety Safeguarding Board, Children’s Services, Buckinghamshire County Council).
These sessions were recorded live on 13th and 14th November 2019, in the Tech Theatre of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
In this episode Mark Miller (Head of Bradford Research School at Dixons Academies) will cover how Dixons Academy Trust have built a culture of high autonomy with high alignment; how to ensure that work on curriculum is informed by the best available evidence; how to use evidence to develop curricula that privilege knowledge and implement approaches which promote more than just the retention of knowledge.
This session was recorded live on 14th November 2019, in the MAT Summit of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
What impact does EdTech have on social mobility? How can we best prepare young people for future opportunities and ensure lifelong learning? What impact does the Government’s National Retraining Scheme have on teaching and learning? This conversation is chaired by Andy Mellor (National Immediate Past President, NAHT), with panellists Nancy Wilkinson (Senior Programme Manager, Nesta), Professor David Brown (Professor of Interactive Systems for Social Inclusion, Nottingham Trent University) and John Cope (Head of Education & Skills Policy, Confederation of British Industry). This panel discussion was recorded live on 14th November 2019, in the Main Stage of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Stephen Morales (Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership) leads this panel on school resource management, touching on triangulation of leadership, the role of School Business Professionals in Senior Leadership Team and Board meetings, and investment on SBP’s skillset. These issues are debated by Robin Bevan (Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys), Anastasia Byard (School Business Manager, Airedale Academy) and Alastair Cowen (Vice-Chair of Trustees, James Brindley Academy). This panel discussion was recorded live on 13th November 2019, in the Business & Finance Theatre of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
How do we put the child at the centre of all we do? How do we effectively involve parents in decisions about their child? What innovative solutions provide improved outcomes? Andy Mellor (National Immediate Past President, NAHT) chairs this inspirational panel discussion on the future of SEND. On the stage with him, Amanda Richardson (MBE, CEO, Action Cerebral Palsy), Professor Adam Boddison (CEO, nasen), Morten Jacobsen (Teacher & Technology Scout, Skolen ved Nordens Plad). This panel discussion was recorded live on 14 November 2019, in the Main Stage of the Schools & Academies Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How well is Britain’s education system equipped to welcome this wave of technological innovation? How will this affect the future careers of young people? Camilla Turner (Education Editor, The Telegraph) chairs this panel of leaders in the tech sector: Dr Alison Clark-Wilson (Principal Research Lead, UCL EDUCATE Project), Nimmi Patel (Policy Manager, techUK), Nancy Wilkinson (Senior Programme Manager, Nesta) and Aftab Hussein (ILT Strategic Lead, Bolton College).
Is the role of trust members in MATs currently concentrating power in the hands of a small amount of individuals? Is school improvement best served by geographically dispersed MATs? What are the implications of the changing role of school leaders in MATs and how might these work best? Sam Henson (Director of Policy, NGA) and Tom Fellows (Research Manager, NGA) respond to these and more questions during their insightful presentation.
Should Ofsted cover financial health of a school or academy? Has Ofsted really weaned itself off data? Deep Dives: an opportunity or just increased workload? Ed Dorrell, Deputy Editor of TES, leads this discussion on Ofsted with the Rt Hon. David Laws (Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute), Sam Butters (CEO, Fair Education Alliance) and Ty Goddard (Co-Founder, The Education Foundation).
How can schools work with other organisations effectively? What is the impact of exclusion reduction programmes? Camilla Turner, Education Editor of The Telegraph moderates this panel discussion with Dave Thompson (Chief Constable, West Midlands Police), Mark Brindley (Founder, The James Brindley Foundation) and Arnold Yousaf (SOS+ Project Development Lead, St Giles Trust).