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  • Main Conference
  • Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
  • Learning Theatre 1
  • Learning Theatre 2
  • Learning Theatre 3
  • Learning Theatre 4
  • Hot Seat
  • Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
  • Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
  • School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
  • Technology & Learning Open Theatre
  • SEND Open Theatre
  • Academy Conversion
  • Apprenticeships
  • Charities
  • Funding & Financial Efficiency
  • Governance & Leadership
  • IT & Learning Technologies
  • Local Government
  • MATs
  • Wellbeing, Teaching & Learning
  • Recruitment, Retention & ITT
  • School Business Management
  • School Buildings & Facilities
  • SEND
  • Staff Development
  • Universities
MAIN CONFERENCE THEATRE
Theatre: Main Conference
9:25 am - 9:30 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Cumbria Education Trust
Promoting collaboration
9:30 am - 9:50 am | Theatre: Main Conference
The Academies and Schools Sector – What’s Next?

This session will cover:

The policy direction of Government remains clear and there will be more academies and more Multi-Academy Trusts and a new role for LAs. Coupled with rising cost pressures on school budgets, recruitment challenges and potential changes to the scope of grammar schools, the education landscape is set for more challenges. Understanding the benefits of autonomy through academy status is now more important than ever.

FASNA - logo with writing
Ministerial keynote
9:50 am - 10:05 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Schools that Work for Everyone

The Minister’s address will reflect the following priorities:

  • Timetable for the National Funding Formula implementation
  • Social mobility and tackling under-performance
  • Independent schools and their role in working with the state funded sector
  • The future of academies
  • Promoting educational excellence through ‘opportunity areas’
10:05 am - 10:20 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
Main sponsor session
10:20 am - 10:40 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Keynote Session
10:40 am - 11:10 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Conference Break and Exhibition Visit
Future school priorities and funding
11:10 am - 11:30 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Promoting High Quality Educational Outcomes for All

This session will cover:

  • Achieving a world class education for students, regardless of social background
  • Challenges and opportunities for supporting young people’s wellbeing
  • Education Policy Institute’s perspective on Government policy
EPI
11:30 am - 11:50 am | Theatre: Main Conference
The Future of School Funding

This session will cover:

  • Update on the National Funding Formula
  • Tackling inequalities in the funding system and the road to implementation
  • Changes to SEND and high needs funding
  • How best to prepare your school for the apprenticeship levy
  • Ensuring good financial health through the efficient use of funding
11:50 am - 12:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Lunch, Conference Break and Exhibition Visit
School leader focus
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Leaders’ Panel Discussion: Solutions from the Frontline

This session will cover:

  • Using the National Funding Formula to deliver improved pupil outcomes
  • Responding to and implementing ‘Schools That Work For Everyone’
  • Outlining a school-led vision for the educational landscape post Brexit
  • Practical solutions that focus on classroom concerns and learning outcomes
  • Examples of successful responses to changes in accountability and assessment
GLF SchoolsReach 4 Academy Trust
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Break and Exhibition Visit
School performance
2:10 pm - 2:30 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Driving High Performance Across Multi-Academy Trusts

This session will cover:

  • Understanding MAT developments – pathfinder projects and peer to peer review
  • Developing effective working relationships with your Regional School Commissioner
  • Joining and forming MATs, managing expansion, and ensuring sustainability
  • How to drive up performance and set MATs up for success
  • Insight into how the MAT landscape is developing
DfE
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Ofsted’s Priorities for Ensuring Excellent Education for All

This session will cover:

  • Understanding the changes to The Common Inspection Framework (CIF)
  • The role of senior staff in supporting your school through the changes
  • Taking a ‘child-centric’ approach to inspections and accountability implications
  • How to ensure your school or academy meets all inspection framework criteria
  • What does ‘outstanding’ look like and how to deliver improvements
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Conference Break and Exhibition Visit
Joined-up school leadership
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Re-Focussing School Leadership for a School-Led, Self-Improving School System

This session will cover:

  • Understanding the expectations of school and system leadership
  • Exploring how school leadership needs to be joined-up
  • Evidencing success and examples of best practice that can be implemented in your school
FASNA - logo with writingNASBM
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
4:10 pm - 4:15 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Chair’s Closing Remarks
THE MAT SUMMIT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FASNA
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Collaboration, School-Led Improvement and MAT Expansion

This session will cover:

  • How are MATs building the capacity to ensure efficient growth
  • Managing relationships with your RSC and Local Authority
  • Balancing new schools, sponsors and partner schools
  • Achieving performance improvements and accountability within new schools, sponsors and partner schools through school led reviews
DfE
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Forming, Joining and Growing a Multi-Academy Trust – Get behind the rhetoric to the reality

This session will cover:

  • How to convert and how to form and grow a MAT
  • How to stay in charge
  • Managing practical matters of staffing, economies of scale and shared services
  • Understanding what grants are available to support conversions and MAT development
FASNA - logo with writing
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
The Principles of Effective and Accountable Governance in Academies and Multi Academy Trusts

This session will cover:

  • Principles of effective and accountable governance in a MAT including the roles and responsibilities of Members, Trustees/Directors and ‘local governors’
  • An overview of the role and responsibilities of the Chair of the Board
  • Joining up the leadership – An overview of the links between executive and non-executive functions
  • FASNA member case study – developing governance structures as the MAT expands
FASNA - logo with writing
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Delivering Financial Health and Efficiency Across a Multi-Academy Trust

The DfE has stated that “good financial health and maximising the efficient use of funding is essential to delivering educational excellence.” With a real terms reduction to academy funding on the horizon, it is vital that MATs can be resilient to these changes. PS Financials will draw upon their experience gained from the biggest MATs in the country to focus on how MAT Finance Teams can transform their operations, to ensure that they can both achieve and demonstrate good financial health and efficiency.

Sponsored by PS Financials

12.30 - PS Financials
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Against a Backdrop of Rising Unfunded Cost Pressures and the Emergence of NFF, How Do You Balance the Books?

This session will cover:

  • Assessing the implications of the new National Funding Formula
  • How can schools and academies overcome an 8% fall in real value school budgets?
  • Sharing practical advice and best practice from FASNA primary and secondary schools and MAT leaders
  • How best to prepare for school funding changes and budget restrictions
FASNA - logo with writing
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
School Self-improvement – Accreditation and Development of Education Advisers

This session will cover:

  • Launching a sector led ‘Institute of Education Advisers’ to address the need for quality and consistency of advice for schools and Academy Trusts
  • School-to-school support backed by a well-regarded quality standard
  • Ensuring self-evaluation provides a secure basis for improvement, is of a quality standard and is held in high regard by those who wish to make judgement
Norther Education Trust
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Ensuring financial health and efficiency in your MAT

This session will cover:

  • Using the EFA tools available to maximise financial resources
  • How to make the most of available funding
  • Practical guidance and strategies for additional income generation strategies
  • How best to manage the introduction of apprenticeships and the apprenticeship levy
DALP
LEARNING THEATRE 1
Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Getting the Most out of Your Budget to Support Pupil Outcomes

This session will cover:

  • Making the best use of school resources to improve education standards
  • Using resources efficiently to achieve maximum impact for pupils and the school
  • Financial benchmarking: discover how your school’s spending compares with similar schools and what efficiencies might be made
  • Practical guidance and tools to improve workforce planning and financial management
DfE
Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Making Buying for Schools Better to Support Pupil Outcomes

This session will cover:

  • Overview of the DfE Schools’ Buying Strategy – improving how schools buy goods and services
  • Piloting regional buying hubs to support local schools with catering, cleaning and other service contracts
  • Schools joining together to buy collectively and save cash
  • Working with industry experts to develop digital tools to compare suppliers and get the best prices
  • Supporting the school business management profession
DfE
Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
The Ormiston Academy Trust Approach to Sustainable Buildings

This session will cover:

  • Saving money on building costs – both capital and operating costs – whilst putting sustainability at the heart of your plans
  • How OAT implements a sustainability policy to deliver new, non-traditional building methods
  • Equipping school leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver Net Zero buildings
  • Improving value for money and generating return on investment over the life of the school buildings
  • Principles for good practice in leading sustainable building projects
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Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Becoming an Academy Sponsor

This session will provide guidance on the key responsibilities of academy sponsors to support an underperforming academy or group of academies.

Content by the Department for Education

DfE
Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Assurance and Budgeting for Academy Trusts

This seminar will focus on the responsibilities an academy trust has in respect of returns to EFA and good practice.

Content by the Education Funding Agency 

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Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Making Buying for Schools Better to Support Pupil Outcomes

This session will cover:

  • Exploring the procurement frameworks available to help you spend less on commonly-bought goods and services
  • Current deals save academies and schools up to 10% on their energy spend and over 40% on the cost of printers, photocopiers and scanners
  • Better new National Deals being negotiated to make even larger savings
CCS
LEARNING THEATRE 2
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Encouraging a Good School Food Culture

This session will cover:

  • The importance of good school food culture in supporting pupil wellbeing and attainment
  • Ensuring the provision of a minimum quality level for school food to meet School Food Standards
  • Implementing Enterprise Projects and engage students in food education by connecting it to the curriculum
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Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Harnessing the Power of Partnerships for the Benefit of Children

This session will cover:

  • The benefits of inter-school partnerships, both state and independent, primary and secondary
  • How to initiate a new partnership with another school or institution
  • Sharing best practice to overcome school challenges at teacher, student and governance level
Schools TogetherSpires academyKing's college School WimbledonHighgate
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Work that Matters – Project-based Learning

This session will cover:

  • The false dichotomy: are creativity and high standards mutually exclusive?
  • Why a creative approach to curriculum delivery (e.g. thematic, project-based, flipped, blended) will ultimately lead to high-achieving individuals
  • How technology can be used to stimulate students’ engagement with learning and parents’ engagement with schooling
  • What Plymouth School of Creative Arts is doing to help itself and other schools benefit from a unique, project orientated, learning platform called HERO
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Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Creating a Framework for Effective Teacher Professional Development

This session will cover:

  • Creating a platform for sharing knowledge, teacher-led professional standards and a professional code of ethics
  • Promoting collaboration and leadership that builds on trust and agency
  • Professional development impact on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes
  • How professional development can transform teaching practices and raise pupil attainment
Teacher Development TrustChartered college of teaching
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
The Apprenticeship Levy and Managing its Impact on Schools

This session will cover:

  • Outlining of the apprenticeships landscape and working towards the 2020 target
  • Sharing best practice to implement new apprenticeships effectively and sustainably
  • Reflecting on local area needs to ensure targeted interventions
  • Encouraging apprenticeships as an attractive employment option providing greater autonomy for schools
SFET logo
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Pupil Premium Funding and Accountability

This session will cover:

  • The pupil premium  – the story so far
  • SEE how to make more effective use of the grant; Strategic, Evidence-based, Evaluated
  • The pupil premium works – where is the effective practice
DfE
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
How to Achieve Sustained School Improvement

This session will cover:

  • Identifying the key issues that can impact on students’ performance
  • Providing an engaging learning environment, innovative curriculum and broad enrichment programme
  • The importance of culture in school improvement to achieve better results
  • Benefits of autonomy over curriculum decisions and how this can be implemented in both primary and secondary settings
herswood AcademyWest London Free School
LEARNING THEATRE 3
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Encouraging Pupil and Staff Wellbeing: What Does the Evidence Say?

This session will cover:

  • Prioritising pupil mental health and wellbeing as well as managing staff workloads
  • Exhibiting behaviours which are supportive and creative, not penal and reductive
  • Exploring recent reviews of the evidence behind different marking practices
  • How teachers can use their time more effectively to improve their pupil’s learning
Education Endowment Fundhuntington school
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Professional Development and Organisational Design Strategies Leading to Sustainable Outcomes for Pupils

This session will cover:

  • Understanding your organisational design and how best to maximise your operating capacity
  • Upskilling your workforce to cover diverse technical and operational disciplines beyond pedagogy
  • Exploring effective strategies and best practice for achieving to sustainable outcomes for pupils
NASBM
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Tackling the Teacher Recruitment Challenge Together (Part 1)

It’s virtually impossible to escape from the simple fact that the education sector is experiencing challenging times and undergoing seismic shifts in government personnel and policy changes.

During this session, Eteach will provide insights taken from third-party sources and the results of one of the largest research projects ever conducted, asking education professionals about their experiences of working and job-seeking in this vital sector, while providing recommendations for attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent for our schools.

Sponsored by Eteach

13.35 - eteach
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Giving every child, every day, a reason to love learning

TTS have created thousands of reasons to love learning and each year around 400 new resources are invented. From printed books to programmable floor robots, we keep on inventing because everyone loves a “wow”.

Sponsored by TTS

TTS Group
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Brave New Wonderland – The Future Shape of Education

This session will cover:

  • Exploration of the topsy-turvy Brave New Wonderland of Whitehall and policy-making
  • Consider what steps school and college leaders now need to take to determine the future shape of education
  • Deliberate preferred futures and facilitate leaders to step up and boldly define this future
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Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Tackling the Teacher Recruitment Challenge Together (Part 2)

It’s virtually impossible to escape from the simple fact that the education sector is experiencing challenging times and undergoing seismic shifts in government personnel and policy changes.

During this session, Eteach will provide insights taken from third-party sources and the results of one of the largest research projects ever conducted, asking education professionals about their experiences of working and job-seeking in this vital sector, while providing recommendations for attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent for our schools.

Sponsored by Eteach

13.35 - eteach
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Implement a Whole School Approach to Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing

This session will cover:

  • Overcoming the challenges related to pupils’ mental health and wellbeing
  • Assessing 8 core elements that underlie a successful whole school approach
  • Effective wellbeing approaches that work for staff as well as students
  • Key actions to explore with your school leadership team
  • Helping move practice forwards in your school
Charlie Waller Memorial TrustUnderstanding ModernGov
LEARNING THEATRE 4
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
Funding the Future- How Schools are Responding to Funding Changes

This session will cover:

  • Overall financial challenges for the school sector
  • Current plans for the implementation of a National Funding Formula
  • Preparing for the apprenticeship levy
NAHTInstitute for Fiscal Studies
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
Everyone in Your School Could Be a Maths Genius: They Just Need the Right Foundations

This session will cover:

  • Best practices for building confidence and success in maths across your school
  • The foundations every student needs to solve rich, complex problems and move toward mastery
  • What education technology offers for your school’s maths teaching (and what it doesn’t)
10.00 - Whizz Education
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
NGA Spotlight on: Governance Decisions in MATs

This session will cover:

  • Why every MAT should invest time in developing an effective scheme of delegation
  • Simple yet systematic approaches to ensuring governance structures are properly understood and implemented
  • What should be retained at trustee level and the possibilities for delegating through the structure
  • Updated NGA model schemes of delegation
  • Developing your scheme of delegation

Content to be confirmed by NGA

NGA
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
Innovative IT Services and Solutions

How to dramatically reduce your operating costs through digital solutions using our unique software that rapidly generates modern business applications.

Sponsored by Meritec

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Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
Forming or Joining a MAT: Making the Right Decision

NGA looks at the options when forming or joining a MAT, sharing examples of smaller community MATs as well as the considerations around joining an established trust.

Following on from the success of NGA, ASCL and Browne Jacobson’s guidance Forming or Joining a Group of Schools: staying in control of your school’s destiny, NGA is pleased to announce two new publications to help senior leaders and governing boards manage their own destiny. Key considerations explored:

  • Community MAT / established trust
  • What problems are you trying to solve
  • Choosing the right partners
  • Expanding an existing trust
  • Non-negotiables
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Conducting due diligence
NGA
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
STA Spotlight: 2017 Tests and Assessments

This session will cover:

  • An overview of primary assessment
  • Test administration
  • Teacher assessment & moderation
  • Primary accountability & progress measures
10.00 - STA
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
Improving Social Mobility through Education

This session will cover:

  • Inconsistencies across the education system and ensuring a level playing field
  • The necessity of greater collaboration and sharing best practices
  • Approaching social mobility from the bottom up
  • Engaging parents and carers to improve outcomes for all children and young people
AfAsutton Trust
HOT SEAT INTERVIEWS
Theatre: Hot Seat

 

Theatre: Hot Seat
Hot Seat Moderator

Sean Coughlan is an award-winning BBC News education correspondent, who has won awards including National Education Journalist of the Year and the top prize at the Education Journalism Awards for the Outstanding Contribution to Education Journalism.

Sean covers education for the BBC News website, radio and television, and is editor of the BBC’s Global Education series, which looks at education from an international perspective.

He has written several books, has been a weekly business columnist for the Guardian, book reviewer for The Times and launch editor of the first TES website.

Theatre: Hot Seat
Church Schools and Academies: Working for the Common Good

In conversation with

catholic Education Servicechurch of england education office
Theatre: Hot Seat
The Future of Social Mobility and Closing the Achievement Gap

In conversation with

Education Endowment Fund
Theatre: Hot Seat
Effective Financial Management Leading to Sustainable Outcomes for Pupils

In conversation with

NASBM
Theatre: Hot Seat
Supporting Change: GCSEs and A Level Reforms

In conversation with

15.35 - Ofqual
BUSINESS, FINANCE & BENCHMARKING OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
NASBM Spotlight on: Developing a Vitality Plan – Securing Future Viability

This session will cover:

  • Identifying and reviewing all existing, and potential, areas of both income and expenditure
  • Establishing flexible financial management and governance to ensure budgetary stability
  • Driving strategies for preventing deficits and assessing limits to deal with financial uncertainty
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Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Maximise Financial and Efficiency within your MAT using Budget Planning Software
  • Managing your most valuable resource effectively, your people
  • Fully integrating HR solutions to align your 3 and 5 year budgets
  • Transforming your MAT operations through efficient utilisation of staff and forecast costs

Sponsored by PS Financial

12.30 - PS Financials
Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Income Generation: Generating Revenue from your Existing Assets

This session will cover:

  • Innovative ideas for financial savings and increasing revenue
  • Boosting the marketing of your academy and maximise donation
  • Low cost marketing techniques that have great impact
  • Harnessing your stakeholders to maximise your income generation results
  • Driving efficiencies within the academisation process and make best use of current resources
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Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Strategic Budget Planning in a Period of Financial Uncertainty

This session will cover:

  • Implications of the latest NFF consultation process
  • Strategies for effective strategic financial planning and greater efficiency
  • Risk assessing the prospect of managing financial deficits
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Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Total Education Analytics – Discover, analyse and visualise data in new ways to gain valuable insights
  • Creating a platform to efficiently harness mass data
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your organisation through PSF Total Education Analytics, a Business Intelligence solution combining related data to form a single, meaningful analysis model
  • Discovering innovative methods of measuring and visualise data to benefit your organisation
  • Analysing your data to capitalise on resources, reduce workload and improve learning outcomes

Sponsored by PS Financial

12.30 - PS Financials
Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Collaborative Purchasing and Value for Money in School Procurement

This session will cover:

  • Exploring what funding options are available
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of existing processes
  • How to achieve economies of scale and cost reductions in your MAT
  • Benefit from the pooling of resources and effective procurement arrangements
  • Creating efficiency solutions through effective staff deployment and curriculum-led financial planning
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Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Maximising Limited Resources and Enhancing School Revenue
  • Making use of grants effectively to bring in revenue
  • Quick wins and easy solutions – passive income streams and getting paid for doing what you’re already doing
  • Securing free resources – getting goods, services and manpower donated
  • Exploring options for funding sources and learn how and where to find grants
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RECRUITMENT & SKILLS OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Attracting, Retaining and Supporting New Quality Teachers

This session will cover:

  • An overview of the Institute for Teaching (including its partnership with Now Teach)
  • Teaching Teachers, why the detail matters – what do teachers need to know, how should we teach it to them and who should teach it to them
  • Busting myths about teachers and teacher education
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Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Ensuring Diversity in Your Recruitment

This session will cover:

  • Reflection on the barriers inhibiting the progression of Diverse Leaders
  • Increasing diversity through improved recruitment and hiring practices
  • Solutions and opportunities for talent spotting
  • Sourcing support for promoting the selection of diverse talent in your school
  • Ensuring school staff bodies reflect the communities they serve
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Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Sponsored seminar led by Eteach

Case study of an evolving recruitment strategy in a growing multi-academy trust.

Case study by Eteach

13.35 - eteach
Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Inspiring and Recruiting Effective Governance Boards across Schools in England

This session will cover

  • Advice for increasing the number of high calibre governors and trustees with relevant skills and experience
  • Increasing the numbers of employers supporting staff to volunteer as governors for schools
  • What makes a successful board as you evolve into a growing multi-academy trust?
  • How can you get the right people to the board table ready for growth?
  • What are the trends shaping board development and what’s next?
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Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Sponsored seminar led by Eteach

Case Study of developing and implementing a proactive recruitment and retention strategy.

Case study by Eteach

13.35 - eteach
Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Recruiting and Retaining staff – Lessons and Solutions from the Frontline

This session will cover:

  • Case studies of schools like your own facing day-to-day recruitment and retention challenges
  • Sharing of practical solutions to ensure your pupils have access to excellent teachers
  • How your school fits within the broader recruitment landscape for both teachers and head teachers
  • Reduce workloads and prioritising professional development to ensure retaining teachers
  • Developing a culture where teachers feel valued and are prepared learn from one another
Passmores AcademyShaw primary school
Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
The Right People Around the Table: How to Build a Board

This session will cover:

  1. Evaluating: composition and current practice
  2. Recruiting: who to look for and how to get them
  3. Appointing: interviewing and references
  4. Inducting: support and training
  5. Preparing: succession planning and exit interviews
NGA
Theatre: Recruitment & Skills Open Theatre
Effectively Marketing Your School to Attract the Best Teaching Talent

This session will cover:

  • Key principles for marketing your school to teachers
  • Attracting the very best staff by marketing CPD arrangements, staff retention rates and more
  • Advicing on which platforms to use when advertising vacancies to prospective candidates
  • Building your employer brand online
  • Developing a strategic approach that fits in within your wider school development plan
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SCHOOL BUILDINGS & FACILITIES OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
Better Spaces for Learning: How to Make the Most of Your School Buildings

This session will cover:

  • Delivering buildings with better running costs and value for money case studies
  • Supporting well-designed schools which improve pupil behaviour, results and increase staff productivity
  • Encouraging more design input from schools to avoid cramped learning environments that damage children’s health and learning
10.00 - RIBA
Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
Capital Funding and Building Maintenance

This session will cover:

  • An overview of capital funding available to academies
  • Information about preparing bids for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)
  • Outline steps academies can take to ensure effective maintenance of their schools buildings
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Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
Case Study: School Place Planning

This session will cover:

  • Understanding the key challenges in creating new school places and delivering solutions with case studies of schools successfully operating at up to double their capacity
  • Putting in place robust procedures and systems for predicting school place demand: short and long range
  • The role of Multi-Academy Trusts in helping create new school places
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Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
Capital Funding for Schools and Financial Stability

This session will cover:

  • Recommendations for ensuring that there are sufficient school places to meet growing demands
  • Managing risks to address the maintenance needs of the school estate
  • Evaluating the delivery of buildings for the expanding Free Schools programme
National Audit Office
Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
Structuring for the Future: Financial Implications of Academy Conversion

This session will cover:

  • Identifying and managing costs in terms of school buildings and school structures
  • Sharing best practice in academy financial management
  • Ensuring schools have a five-year financial forecast to best execute an academy conversion
  • Setting out key financial drivers and safeguarding financial autonomy after a full conversion
10.00 - CIPFA
TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
The Vision for Implementing and Embracing Technology in Schools

This session will cover:

  • Assisting with the implementation of the ETAG agenda
  • Placing an emphasis on collaborative problem-solving: Ensuring that ETAG obstacles are understood and overcome
  • Sharing and rewarding successful innovation and expertise across school networks
  • Outlining a vision for learning technologies as part of a shared digital future
15.00 - Naace
Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
Children’s Rights in the Digital World: Realising an Internet Safety Strategy

This session will cover:

  • Preventing abuse and addressing new online challenges
  • Overcoming barriers to safe engagement with digital media
  • Empowering children to navigate their digital world
  • Establishing an effectively e-safety strategy in your school
  • Staying up-to-date with new technology and online trends
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Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
The 25 Characteristics of High Performing Schools – A School-led Improvement System

This session will cover:

  • Creating a school-led improvement system
  • Examining the common characteristics of high-performing schools
  • Learning from national and international research into school effectiveness
  • Gain insight from a national database of real-time pupil progress in 4,500 schools
  • Enabling schools to collaborate more effectively on improvement.
10.00 - EES for Schools
Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
Make Technology Work for Your School

This session will cover:

  • Technology’s impact on performance management and improvement planning
  • Assessing SchooliP and its positive impact for the Shireland Academy
  • Integrating the improvement planning, CPD and self-evaluation process
  • How technology can save time and raise standard in your school
  • Developing a shared vision for school improvement
Shireland Academy
Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
Why We Must Rethink Technology to Revolutionise our Schools

This session will cover:

  • How to empower teachers with new ways to work and increase their capabilities
  • How technology can save significant sums of money and vast amounts of time
  • How improving communication and collaboration accelerates school improvement
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Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
Preparing for a Digital Future: Reporting and Addressing Cyberbullying

This session will cover:

  • Online reporting and its benefits  
  • Preventing, tackling and responding to cyberbullying incidents in school
  • The importance of working with parents
  • Staying up-to-date with new technology and online trends
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SEND OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
The Rochford Review and Recommendations for Assessment of High Need Pupils Moving Forward

This session will cover:

  • Outlining the key recommendations from the 2016 Rochford Review
  • Removing P scales from assessment of SEND pupils
  • Assessing pupils against the 7 aspects of cognition and learning – responsiveness, curiosity, discovery, anticipation, persistence, initiation and investigation
  • Ensuring teacher training is adequate for the needs of SEND pupils
  • Working collaboratively to share best practice
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Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
School and High Needs Funding Moving Forward

This session will cover:

  • Considering the overall design of the new formula
  • Exploring the ways Government intends to help authorities address the cost pressures in relation to high needs funding
  • Understanding the implications funding changes will have for your school
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Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
Effective Strategies to Support SENCO Wellbeing

This session will cover:

  • Why SENCO wellbeing matters
  • The five pillars of #senco5aday
  • Practical approaches to supporting SENCO wellbeing
S4L iHub Final TM
Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
Nasen Spotlight: SEND Reforms and Demonstrating Best Practice

This session will cover:

  • Implementing SEND reforms and National Curriculum test plans whilst preserving a child-centred approach
  • Rethinking special education practices and implementing a successful SEND strategy in your school or trust
  • Demonstrating effective school-wide SEND strategies
  • Preparing for increased demand of SEND provision and utilising collaborative partnerships to ensure this
  • Reviewing the role of the Local Authority and establishing an integrated approach across agencies for SEND provision
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Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training (SENJIT)

This session will cover:

  • The need to up-skill teachers to ensure they can carry out SEND responsibilities confidently following reforms
  • Access to a range of materials, advice and guidance for ITT providers, schools, SENCOs, school managers and local authorities
  • The roadmap for successful implementation
Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
SEND Leadership and Inclusion – Where Are We Now?

This session will cover:

  • Progress since the reforms – where are we now?
  • Exploring highly effective school to school support programmes for SEND provision
  • Ensuring your school is up to date with best practice
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