Overview

23 Sep, 20208:45 am-4:20 pm

Join the Forum on Enhancing Headteacher Standards and School Leadership on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 in Central London.

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On returning to school, Headteachers and leadership colleagues will be facing unprecedented challenges, but also new opportunities, following the June 2020 announcement of £650 million for schools to help boost pupil attainment, alongside £350 million for the National Tutoring Programme. This event will offer reflections on the effects of school closures, due to COVID-19, on school leaders, and how SLT staff can look to ensure positive results for staff and students from the start of a new school year.

This Headteacher and Senior Leaders Standards event also provides the opportunity to better understand how to enhance good leadership and governance in schools, in order for them to succeed in achieving high standards of education and improved attainment for pupils. Participants will have a unique opportunity to explore the Headteacher Standards from those leading in the field, including the chair of the Head Teacher Standards Review Team at Department for Education (DfE) and Sir David Carter following the release of the headteacher standards, due in summer 2020.

Furthermore, best practice case studies and workshops will discuss innovative techniques for good leadership by drawing on local culture and heritage, using leaders to drive school improvements, achieving a varied curriculum, and successful inspection.

Audience

This Forum is designed for primary and secondary schools. Typical job titles will include:

  • Headteachers
  • Directors
  • Heads of Year
  • Heads of Department
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chair of Trustee Boards
  • Trustees
  • Governors
  • Principals
  • Clerks
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Chair of Governors
  • School Governance Advisers
  • Business Managers
  • Directors of Education
  • Directors of Standards
  • Heads of School Improvement
This event is also open to local authorities and the wider education sector to encourage networking and debate.

Key Speakers

Andrew Ettinger photo
Andrew Ettinger
Head of Collaborative School Improvement
Education Development Trust
Helen Frostick photo
Helen Frostick
National Leader of Education, and Headteacher
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School
Maria Cunningham photo
Maria Cunningham
Head of Education,
Teacher Development Trust
Sir David Carter photo
Sir David Carter
Executive Director of System Leadership
Ambition Institute
Malcolm Trobe photo
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Review Group, Headteacher Standards Review Team
Department for Education

Other Speakers

Professor Qing Gu photo
Professor Qing Gu
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning
University College London (UCL)
Karen Burns photo
Karen Burns
Chief Executive
Victorious Academies Trust
Laura Mackay photo
Laura Mackay
Assistant Principal
Springwest Academy
Kerry-Jane Packman photo
Kerry-Jane Packman
Executive Director of Membership and Charitable Service
Parentkind
Rhian Morgan Ellis photo
Rhian Morgan Ellis
Former Head Teacher
Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda

Agenda

8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Professor Qing Gu
Professor Qing Gu
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning
University College London (UCL)
Confirmed
9:40 am
Morning Keynote: Outlining the Government’s New Headteacher Standards
  • Demonstrating the difference between the 2015 and 2020 standards and explaining the differences, including new guidance for MAT leaders and updates to the governance and leadership of maintained schools
  • Outlining how the standards were created, including consultation of maintained schools and academies across the UK which feed into the finalised standards
  • Assessing key characteristics of the standard within the review and focusing on what makes an excellent leader or headteacher
  • Analysing how school leaders can benefit from the standards, which will shape headteachers’ practice and provide a framework for training leaders
Malcolm Trobe
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Review Group, Headteacher Standards Review Team
Department for Education
Confirmed
10:00 am
Hot Seat: Examining the Headteacher Standards and the Next Steps for Implementation

Malcolm will discuss the impact of COVID-19 school closures on leadership, and how to tackle challenges faced at the start of the new school year.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask Malcolm Trobe, Chair of the Review Group, Headteacher Standards Review Team, Department for Education direct questions regarding the Headteacher Standards and explore how this will impact leadership and governance.

Delegates are encouraged to submit questions ahead of the forum around this topic on the Slido.com using the event code #HTC

Malcolm Trobe
Malcolm Trobe
Chair of the Review Group, Headteacher Standards Review Team
Department for Education
Confirmed
10:20 am
Special Keynote: Becoming a Socially Conscious Leader - Outstanding Leadership and Governance for Disadvantaged Pupils
  • Reflecting on the impact of COVID-19, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, and how school leaders and governors might look to overcome challenges posed as a result of school closures from the start of the school year
  • Outlining how leaders can achieve school-wide impact by developing a curriculum framework at school, allowing them to view the curriculum break down at each learning stage
  • Understanding how school leaders can work in the interest of disadvantaged students by developing skills and competencies needed to be an inclusive leader, including through a governance mentor
  • Demonstrating how heads and senior leaders can close the attainment gap for disadvantaged students by using data to analyse performance of struggling pupils
  • Analysing how leaders can collaborate to achieve a joined-up approach to leadership and share workload to help close the attainment gap
Sir David Carter
Sir David Carter
Executive Director of System Leadership
Ambition Institute
Confirmed
10:40 am
Questions and Answers Session
10:55 am
Refreshments and Networking
11:15 am
Exploring New Priorities for New Headteachers in 2020
  • Reflecting on the impact of COVID-19, and how headteachers can overcome the challenges of staff and pupils returning to school
  • Recruitment and Retention – Exploring the power of induction as a key factor in ensuring staff wellbeing and job satisfaction and how this can be implemented
  • A Good Relationship with Governors – Learning how to create a short feedback questionnaire for the governors to demonstrate that you are prioritising a positive partnership and listening to their views
  • Involving Pupils – Outlining how to set out an attendance policy and targets whilst also involving pupils in wider community engagements
  • Creating a Work-Life Balance – Taking time out of school once a fortnight to have dedicated time for paperwork and for strategic thinking away from the day-to-day school environment
Helen Frostick
Helen Frostick
National Leader of Education, and Headteacher
St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School
Confirmed
11:35 am
Practical Guidance Session: High-impact Leadership of Professional Learning
  • Exploring the research behind effective professional learning – both process and leadership
  • The importance of aligning CPD to individual, leadership and whole-school needs
  • Empowering middle leaders to drive change in and across their teams
  • The power of school-to-school collaboration and CPD hubs
Maria Cunningham
Maria Cunningham
Head of Education,
Teacher Development Trust
Confirmed
11:55 am
Questions and Answers Session
12:15 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:15 pm
Special Keynote: Collaborative Leadership – Driving School Improvement Through Collaboration within and Across Schools
  • Leading in and of a self-improving system
  • What collaborative leadership looks like in practice – why and how
  • What are the obstacles and how to overcome them
  • Using peer review as a vehicle for change and improvement
  • How collaborative leadership can accelerate school improvement for one and for many schools
  • How we can use collaboration to help schools and school leaders to ‘recover’ from the COVID-19 situation: Looking after wellbeing, re-designing curricula and taking stock of the effects on learning
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger
Head of Collaborative School Improvement
Education Development Trust
Confirmed
1:40 pm
Case Study: Attracting Past Students to School Leadership Roles
  • Outlining how to achieve transformational leadership in the school and community through placing a sense of belonging, welsh language and culture  at the heart of the school’s vision and drive by forming close relationships with staff
  • Creating a healthy relationship with the community to ensure they are supporting the school and leadership by encouraging students to become staff who have good knowledge of local needs
  • Demonstrating how headship was used to inspire 26 local students to return to the school and maintain leadership roles themselves, including a former head boy and girl joining the senior management team
  • Providing guidance on how to support other leaders in the school by outlining practical ways to create close relationships with staff and becoming an approachable leader

Winner of the Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School Award at the 2019 Pearson National Teaching Award

Rhian Morgan Ellis
Rhian Morgan Ellis
Former Head Teacher
Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda
Confirmed
2:00 pm
Case Study: Exploring the Power of Parent Councils in Aiding School Leadership
  • Exploring ‘parent councils’ which helps reduce workload for senior leaders and improve parental engagement since 76% of parents say they would like involvement in school issues
  • Learning how to set up a parent council by asking parents to volunteer themselves, inviting specific teachers to take part or by asking parents to nominate each other
  • Highlighting the benefit of the parent council to leaders and governors including an opportunity to explain decisions and complex issues to parents from a school perspective leading to a well-supported shared school ethos
  • Outlining key considerations before setting up a parent council including consulting with Parents, ensuring the council is representative of the diverse school community, be clear and concise as a leader when providing information
Kerry-Jane Packman
Kerry-Jane Packman
Executive Director of Membership and Charitable Service
Parentkind
Confirmed
2:20 pm
Questions and Answers Session
2:40 pm
Refreshments and Networking
3:00 pm
Case Study: Raising Education Standards Through Leadership Coaching
  • Coaching: Exploring that buzz word
  • How can coaching support the raising of standards of education?
  • What does a culture for coaching look like?
  • How can we create the conditions for the right type of coaching?
Laura Mackay
Laura Mackay
Assistant Principal
Springwest Academy
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Case Study: Effective Transition from Headteacher to Executive Leader
  • Learning how to navigate the personal and practical effects of the change in role and communicating the change in role to stakeholders
  • Teaching about effective delegation and distribution to appropriate personnel
  • Exploring how to make positive use of additional agencies/professionals
  • Outlining how to step away from operational activity
  • Understanding what successful liaison with governance looks like
  • Analysing what effective communication looks like and how to embed a vision
Karen Burns
Karen Burns
Chief Executive
Victorious Academies Trust
Confirmed
3:40 pm
Research Case Study: Learning What Makes a Well-Rounded Leader – Exploring Best Practice Research
  • Learning about the role of teamwork in leadership, including investigating the best practice models of collaborative leadership
  • Demonstrating the power of active listening in a leadership role and exploring how this can lead to positive outcomes for you as a leader
  • Exploring key tools which can be used by leaders for problem solving and working strategically
  • Outlining research around effective time management and resilience and how this can be effectively implemented at your school through best practice coaching techniques
Professor Qing Gu
Professor Qing Gu
Director, London Centre for Leadership in Learning
University College London (UCL)
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Questions and Answers Session
4:20 pm
Chair’s Summary and Close

*programme subject to change

Pricing

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Venue

London