National Conference 2020: Agenda

The Oval, Kennington, London - Thursday 27 February 2020
Theme: Inclusive Excellence


9.15 Refreshments
9.40 Welcome from our CEO Dr Kate Chhatwal
09.55 Keynote speech: broadcaster Matthew Syed, author of Rebel Ideas: The power of diverse thinking 
10.55 School performance - Macbeth by The Bridge School
11.10 Refreshments, networking and a chance to talk to our Trustees
11.30 Carousels of excellent practice (each lasts 15 minutes and will be run three times during the session, phases are advisory only as sessions are open to all):
  • Teaching: Embedding Therapy Provision through Multi-Agency Working: Manor School (special)
  • Teaching: Integrated Therapeutic Provision, Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre
  • A Personalised Continuum of Education and Care: Children’s Hospital School (all)
  • Developing an Evidence-based Learning Strategy and Evaluating its Impact: ImpactEd CEO Owen Carter with Paul Foster of Hayes School (all)
  • Excellence for Everyone: A Challenge Partners Programme working to break the link between poverty and poor outcomes (all)
  • Leadership and ethos: Nurture Provision: Oldway Primary School (primary)
  • Inclusion: Integrating a Whole School Approach to Managing SEMH and Complex Behaviours: Lewis Street  (primary)
  • Epiphany Tracking System: Bengeworth CE Academy (primary)
  • Provision and Outcomes in Music: Deansfield Primary School (primary)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Learning: North Primary School (primary)
  • Junior Leadership Teams: Woodhill Primary School  (primary)
  • Confidence in Mathematics Can Be Improved by Embedding Character in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: Lancot School (primary)
  • Outcomes for pupils: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage: Mulberry Academy (secondary)
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing: St Albans Girls' School (secondary)
  • Music and Technology: Mounts Bay Academy (secondary)
  • Leadership of mathematics and science: Barnhill Community High School (secondary)
  • Mathematics: Southfield School for Girls (secondary)
  • A Culture of Excellence in Professional Development (secondary)
  • Whole School Approaches to University Readiness: a vehicle for excellence and equity: Brilliant Club (secondary)
  • Making Quality Literature Accessible for All: The Literacy Tree (all)
  • How a resilience and wellbeing programme for staff and students impacted a SEMH school: Bromley Beacon Academy and iheart (all)
  • Changes to the Quality Assurance Review reviewer refresher: Julie Bourdon-Pierre
12.25 Lunch, networking and a chance to talk to our trustees
          Music provided by Qube Records, Mounts Bay Academy
13.15 Workshops/masterclasses:
  • Black Heroes of Mathematics: Dr Nira Chamberlain, President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and volunteer with Speakers for Schools
  • Growing the Top: How can we help stand out schools keep getting better? led by lead practitioner Dr Josephine Valentine, CEO Danes Educational Trust, and Growing the Top participants (all) 
  • Understanding GCSE and A-Level performance: Dale Bassett, AQA Director of International and Curriculum Strategy (secondary)
  • Curriculum and Impact of New Framework: Charles Dickens Research School (primary)
  • Balancing the Curriculum with Care: Jayne Jardine, National School of the Year, Manor School  (special)
14.00 - Workshops/masterclasses:
  • How to Have a Mentally Healthy School: Margot Sunderland, author and Director of the Centre for Child Mental Health 
  • Relationships and Sex Education: Dr Elly Barnes CEO Educate and Celebrate 
  • Recruitment and Retention: Mandy Coalter of Talent Architects
  • International Research Broad and Balanced Curriculum: the Royal Society
  • Personal reflections on curriculum and the new Ofsted framework - Rob Carpenter, CEO, Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust
14.45 Dame Sue John
15.00 Keynote speech: Paralympian and cross-bench peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
16.00-16.30 Refreshments and networking