Agenda

DAY 1 - November 21, 2018

  • Tracks
  • MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    MAT SUMMIT

    FUNDING AND INCOME GENERATION

    LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

    SEND THEATRE

    THE HOT SEAT

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    MAIN STAGE

    SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

    • How the Tauheedul Education Trust became the home of some of the best state schooling
      • How the Tauheedul Education Trust has bucked the trend in helping its pupils to excel
      • How the Tauheedul Islam Girls’ School and Islam Boys’ School in Blackburn have become the 1stand 3rdbest state schools in the country
      • Why a balanced curriculum with extra-curricular activities are vital to academic attainment
    • EES for Schools Session (Owned by Essex County Council)
    • Notts Sport Session
    • Closing the Gap – The best use of the Pupil Premium
      Sonia Blandford,
      Founder and CEO, Achievement for All,
      Professor of Education and Social Enterprise, UCL Institute of Education (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • What 9 Billion investment in Pupil Premium has taught us
      • Ways to apply an evidence based approach beginning with Pupil Premium Review through the classroom to the whole school
      • How difference in the classroom can be an advantage to school culture and practice
      • What we have learned (and failed to learn) about the working class in Britain and the true meaning of social mobility
    • Panel Discussion: From Bottom to Top – How to Improve Social Mobility in Schools
      The Rt Hon. David Laws,
      Former Minister of State for Schools and Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute (EPI) (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • What factors in social mobility ‘coldspots’ prevent children from realising their potential
      • The key tactics schools can implement to make interventions
      • Inconsistencies across the education system and how we can ensure a more level playing field across the sector
      • Examples of best practice by a current practitioner

    MAT SUMMIT

    • What it means to be a Successful MAT
      Dick Vasey,
      CEO, Two Counties MAT (Confirmed)

      The session will cover:

      • How a MAT co-ordinates between its schools to deliver savings and improved pupil ouutcomes
      • How a MAT can judge its spare capacity and identify which direction to expand
      • Why strong leadership is vital for MAT success
    • RM Education Session
    • EPM Session
    • Joining a MAT: How Hard is it?
      Jennifer Bexon-Smith,
      Former Regional Schools Commissioner,East Midlands & Humberside, Tudor Grange Academies Trust (Confirmed)
    • Transforming Schools through the MAT System
      Wayne Norrie,
      CEO , Greenwood Academies Trust (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • How joining a MAT provides additional support and how to make best use of this
      • Incorporating failing schools into a MAT to ensure improved pupil outcomes
      • Reviewing the management structure within a MAT to drive efficiencies
    • PS Financials Session
    • ‘Ethos Enhancing Outcomes’: Connecting your MAT Vision with Leadership Practice
      Andy Wolfe,
      Deputy Chief Education Officer (Leadership Development), Church of England (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • The Church of England’s Vision for Education – the 4 key areas of Wisdom, Knowledge & Skills, Hope & Aspiration, Community & Living Well Together and Dignity & Respect
      • Connecting Vision to Practice – understanding how Vision must impact day-to-day leadership decisions across the Trust
      • The national launch of the new ‘Ethos Enhancing Outcomes’ toolkit
      • How this dynamic resource will help leaders connect their organisational ethos and vision with their pursuit of improved outcomes across a Trust

    FUNDING AND INCOME GENERATION

    • The High Needs Funding Formula – What You Need to Know

      This session will cover:

      • Clarity on how the ESFA calculates how much funding is awarded under the new formula
      • Understanding the impact of the import/export adjustment
      • What the ESFA advice is on distributing the high needs funding as well as Top-Up Funding within a LA
    • Compliance and Condition Issues at Academies and how CIF Funding can be used to Resolve Non-Compliance

      This session will cover:

      • The importance/legal requirement of academy buildings/facilities being statutory compliant
      • Understanding that Academies have to manage and fund their building/facilities themselves – which is time consuming and expensive but a legal requirement
      • How Academies can apply/use CIF funding to help their buildings remain legally compliant
    • Understanding Academy Funding

      This session will cover:

      • Understanding how academy funding works
      • An overview of academy funding including post 16 funding
      • Information for new academies and useful hints and tips
    • Panel Session: Understanding School Funding Pressures
      Geoff Barton,
      General Secretary, ASCL (Confirmed)
      Andy Mellor,
      President , NAHT (confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • A summary of the findings of the EPI’s School funding pressures in England report
      • Have schools reached the limit in efficiency savings?
      • How can we achieve high impact with low cost strategies?
    • DfE Benchmarking: Getting the Most from your Budget

      This session will cover:

      • Financial benchmarking: discover how your school’s spending, income and staffing compares with similar schools
      • How schools can use that insight to get better value from resources
    • Making the Most of the Pupil Premium
      Matthew Clements-Wheeler,
      Business Manager and Deputy Head , Bordesley Green Girls' School (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • How to make targeted interventions within your budget
      • The importance of a whole-school strategy
      • The benefits benchmarking can bring

    LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE

    • NGA – Whose strategy is it anyway? How vision, ethos and strategy can determine your trust ‘s culture

      This session will cover:  Holding Copy

      • The advantages a coherent long-term governance strategy can bring
      • How well-trained Governors can create a distinct vision
      • Proven methods for creating successful, distinctive cultures
    • Renaissance Learning UK Session
    • Ambition School Leadership: How Good Leaders are Crucial to Improving Schools
      Andrew Ettinger,
      Director of Leadership Development , Ambition School Leadership (confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • What qualities the ASL aims to instil in leaders
      • How the ‘Future Leaders’ programme has impacted on attainment in schools
      • How quality leadership is key to negating disadvantage
    • MAT Governance – Making an Impact through Effective Governance
      Joan Binder,
      Chair of Trustees and Member of Govnet Advisory Board, Plume Academy Trust (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • Understanding the principles of effective governance accountability
      • Maximising the impact of the Board
    • Joined-up Leadership and Governance
      Debbie Clinton,
      CEO, Academy Transformation Trust (Confirmed)
      Stephane Morales,
      Chief Executive , Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • How joining-up SLTs, governors and business managers can dramatically improve your school
      • The importance of working together with a joined-up vision

    SEND THEATRE

    • National SEND Update
      Alex Grady,
      Education Development Officer, Nasen (Confirmed)
      • Exploring the current landscape of the SEND sector
      • Highlighting the importance of schools working together in partnership, creating a local school approach with strong leadership towards SEND issues and raising teaching standards
      • Guiding schools to correctly identify special educational needs and what measures to take to establish suitable provision through online guides and resources
      • Evaluating the role of voluntary and community sector organisations in up-skilling the education workforce and helping to raise learning outcomes for pupils with SEND
    • SEND Provision

      This session will cover:

      • Exploring the outcomes of the SEND reform process following the completion of the transition in April 2018
      • Improving multi-agency working through the delivery of Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans for SEND children and young people
      • SEN Support – Getting it right
      • Evaluating the future challenges and opportunities for SEND provision in England
    • New SEND Funding for Local Authorities

      This session will discuss the £29 million funding boost for local authorities for admission of SEND pupils.

    THE HOT SEAT

    BUSINESS, BENCHMARKING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    • Academies Financial Reporting, Assurance and Risk Management
      • The accountability framework including key responsibilities set out in the Academies Financial Handbook
      • The outcomes from our assurance work
      • Collation of data from the sector by online forms (Accounts Return, Land & Buildings Collection Tool, Budget Forecast Returns) and production of the Academy Schools Sector annual report and accounts
    • PS Financials Session
    • School Budget Mastery – Curriculum Led Integrated Financial Planning Tool
      Stephane Morales,
      Chief Executive , Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) (Confirmed)
      Stuart Gardner,
      CEO, Thinking Schools Academy Trust (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • How to conduct a school budget review
      • What methods to employ to ensure long-term good financial planning
    • Building Financial Resilience in a Brave New World

      This session will cover:

      • The implications of implementing the National Funding Formula and what that looks like
      • Strategies for effective strategic financial planning and greater efficiency
      • The necessity of risk assessment in a strategic financial management process
    • PS Financials Session
    • Procurement and Commissioning: Two Sides of the Same Coin

      This session will cover:

      • Focusing on the ‘how to buy’
      • How utilising government and regional buying schemes can save your school money
    • Leveraging the Apprenticeship Levy
      Emma Hollis,
      Executive Director, National Association for School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) (Confirmed)

      The session would cover:

      • How to make the most of the apprenticeship levy – get more back than what you put in
      • How apprentices can support your school with specialist provision
      • How to support your apprentices so they can help your school succeed
      • The importance of building partnerships with colleges

    RECRUITMENT AND WORKFORCE

    • Case Study: How the Thinking Schools Academy Trust retains the talent
      Stuart Gardner,
      CEO, Thinking Schools Academy Trust (Confirmed)
      • How TSAT formulated and instituted the pay structure
      • Why this has been crucial in retaining excellent teaching
      • How NEU assisted in the development of instituting a positive, rewards-based culture
    • eTeach UK Session
    • Randstad Session
    • eTeach UK Session
    • How to Build a Capable and Diverse Workforce
      Allana Gay,
      Deputy Head Teacher & Founder , BAMEed,
      Regional Leader, WomenEd (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • What the barriers are to women and ethnic minorities in teaching and career progression
      • Why a workforce that reflects its pupils is essential for good teaching
      • How diversity and competency are two sides of the same coin
    • eTeach UK Session
    • Supporting Teacher Mental Wellbeing
      Carole Black,
      Assistant Head Teacher Student Development & Designated Safeguarding Lead, Dr Challoner's Grammar School (Confirmed)

      This session would cover:

      • What school-wide methods can be implemented to support staff
      • Listening and Leading: the place of the SLT in creating an environment conducive to wellbeing
      • An emphasis on small steps and cultural change, not on eye-catching single initiatives

    TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    • Lessons learned from UCL’s EDUCATE Research
      Alison Clark-Wilson,
      Principal Research Associate, IoE, University College London (Confirmed)
      • How schools can identify the technology that can improve pupil outcomes
      • How to look beyond the headlines and claims of edtech companies
      • How schools can develop the capabilities to utilise edtech to its fullest
    • Advanced Computer Software Session
    • Using the Self-Review Framework to Understand Edtech Use in Your Academy
      Steve Moss,
      Chair of the Board of Management, Naace (Confirmed )

      The session will cover:

      • How the Self-Review Framework can help academy leaders to clearly understand the state of their educational technology provision
      • Using the Self-Review Framework as a school improvement tool
      • Using the Self-Review Framework to help with procurement decisions
      • Achieving the Naace ICT Mark
    • Virtue Technologies Session
    • Google: Tailoring education for the 21st century
      Kirri Gooch,
      Google for Education, London Lead , Google (Confirmed)
    • Lessons learned from UCL’s EDUCATE Research
      Alison Clark-Wilson,
      Principal Research Associate, IoE, University College London (Confirmed)

      This session will cover:

      • How schools can identify the technology that can improve pupil outcomes
      • How to look beyond the headlines and claims of EdTech companies
      • How schools can develop the capabilities to utilise EdTech to its fullest

    BUILDINGS, ESTATES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

    • Eric Wright FM Session
    • The DfE’s Good Estate Management Workshop
    • Lancaster Maloney Session
    • Next Steps for Capital Funding and School Buildings Policy

      The session will cover:

      • An overview of capital funding available to academies
      • Information about preparing bids for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)
      • Steps academies can take to ensure effective maintenance of their school’s buildings