The Schools & Academies Show Podcast

ON DEMAND INSIGHTS FOR THE EDUCATION COMMUNITY

The Schools & Academies Show Podcast brings to you the latest policy updates concerning primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom. We also host debates and discussions on the most compelling issues for senior leaders and practitioners in education. Join us and be part of a growing community at the UK’s largest education policy event at ExCeL, London on 1st and 2nd July 2020. If you would like to get in touch with the team, please email podcast@schoolsandacademiesshow.co.uk

EP 9: KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE

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.

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EP 8: DESIGNING AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO A KNOWLEDGE-RICH CURRICULUM ACROSS A MAT

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.

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EP 7: THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN IMPROVING SOCIAL MOBILITY

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.

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EP 6: LEADING EXCELLENT SCHOOL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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.

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EP 5: THE FUTURE OF SEND

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.

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EP 4: WHAT DOES THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR SCHOOLS?

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).

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EP 3: MOVING MATS FORWARD: THE POWER OF GOVERNANCE

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.

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EP 2: THE NEW OFSTED INSPECTION FRAMEWORK: A WELCOME IMPROVEMENT OR A MISSED OPPORTUNITY?

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).

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EP 1: REDUCING VIOLENCE AND KNIFE CRIME AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE

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).

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