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MAIN CONFERENCE THEATRE
Theatre: Main Conference
9:25 am - 9:30 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Cumbria Education Trust
Promoting Collaboration
9:35 am - 9:55 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.

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Ministerial Keynote
9:55 am - 10:10 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’
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10:10 am - 10:25 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
10:25 am - 11:00 am | Theatre: Main Conference
Conference Break and Exhibition Visit
Future School Priorities and Funding
11:00 am - 11:20 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
11:20 am - 12:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
The Future Landscape of England’s School System

This session will cover:

  • Future gazing: What does the road ahead look like?
  • Key issues posed for schools in working towards creating an increasingly diverse school system
  • Importance of partnerships between universities and independent schools within a self-improving school system and teacher training shortages
  • Role of multi‐academy trusts ‐ opportunities and challenges for new and existing academy chains
  • The future accountability and oversight of schools and school-to-school support
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12:00 pm - 12:50 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Lunch, Conference Break and Exhibition Visit
School Leader Focus
12:50 pm - 1:20 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
Reach 4 Academy TrustBridge Learning CampusNational Education Trust
1:20 pm - 1:40 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Break and Exhibition Visit
Joined-up School Leadership and School Performance
1:40 pm - 2:10 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
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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
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2:30 pm - 2:40 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Conference Break and Exhibition Visit
Teacher Recruitment and Development
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
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
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3:20 pm - 3:50 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
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
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Questions and Answers
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm | Theatre: Main Conference
Chair’s Closing Remarks
THE MAT SUMMIT IN ASSOCIATION WITH FASNA
Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
10:00 am - 10:30 am | 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
10:50 am - 11:35 am | 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
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
Delivering Financial Health and Efficiency Across a Multi-Academy Trust

This session will cover:

  • Ensure resilience for your MAT in financial challenging climate
  • Transform your MAT operations and maximise efficient use of funding
  • Managing risk and ensuring quality assurance across your MAT
12.30 - PS Financials
1:20 pm - 2:05 pm | 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
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2:30 pm - 3:15 pm | 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
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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Theatre: Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Summit
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
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LEARNING THEATRE 1
Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
9:45 am - 10:30 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
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 WimbledonHighgateLondon Academy of Excellence Tottenham
10:50 am - 11:20 am | 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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11:40 am - 12:25 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Understanding Academy Funding

This session will cover

  • Understanding how academy funding works
  • Overview of academy funding including post 16 funding
  • Information for new academies and useful hints and tips
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12:40 pm - 1:25 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
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
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Effective Management of Risk and Compliance in Multi-Academy Trusts and Academy Schools

This session will cover:

  • Requirements and Best Practice for Risk Management in Academies
  • Why Adopt a Robust and Structured Risk Management Process?
  • The Importance of a Structured and Systematic Risk Management and Compliance Process from an Academy SLT perspective
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2:30 pm - 3:15 pm | 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
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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 1
Educate Against Hate

In this session, the speakers will discuss the role of schools in tackling extremism and radicalisation:

  • The Prevent Duty – what it means for schools
  • Information and support available for parents, teachers and school leaders to address extremism and radicalisation
  • Case Study: Tower Hamlets’ Approach to Prevent
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LEARNING THEATRE 2
Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
9:45 am - 10:30 am | 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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10:50 am - 11:20 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Refresh your Curriculum – Save Time and Raise Standards

This session will cover:

  • Developing a creative, knowledge and skills based primary curriculum
  • Rigorously linking skills to creative learning to improve student outcomes
  • Promoting fundamental British values as part of the SMSC
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11:40 am - 12:10 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
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
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12:30 pm - 1:00 pm | 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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1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
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
2:40 pm - 3:25 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 2
Academies Financial Reporting and Assurance

Academies financial reporting and assurance is a key component of the overall academies programme: This session will:

  • Outline, with examples, the key responsibilities set out in the Academies Financial Handbook and the business cycle for academy trust financial reporting
  • Outline arrangements for publishing a new sector annual report and accounts (SARA)
  • Explain how EFA/DfE uses trust financial information for benchmarking and assurance purposes
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LEARNING THEATRE 3
Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
9:50 am - 10:20 am | 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
10:40 am - 11:10 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
StoryTime Phonics – An Introduction Into Contextualising Synthetic Phonics Using Real Books
  • The key principles of the ‘StoryTime Phonics’ approach of contextualizing phonics through real books
  • Inspiring whole class phonic lessons with clear guidance on how to differentiate the four-part sessions
  • The importance of multi-sensory activities to high-quality phonics teaching, meeting the needs of all learning types
  • How to implement a consistent systematic approach across the whole school
  • Ideas to hook your reluctant readers making learning to read meaningful and magical
TTS Group
11:25 am - 11:55 am | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Sponsored Seminar Led by Randstad Education

Randstad Education helps schools and academies recruit temporary and permanent teachers, support staff and leadership teams throughout the UK. For more than 50 years, we have been providing ready to work staff through our network of 19 locations across the UK.

We adopt a long-term partnership approach, getting to know each school individually, enabling the right candidate to be put forward every time.

Our teachers support over 2,500 schools every week, 85,000 children every day and we have 130 specialist consultants ready to assist with your recruitment needs.

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12:10 am - 12:40 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Focus on Recruitment

How specialist marketing and predictable costs are the keys to successful teacher attraction and recruitment within budget.

  • How marketing your employer brand for year-round presence produces candidates
  • How to make use of job boards’ niche reach to maximise the passive market of teachers
  • How to start the year with predictable recruitment costs and budget capacity
  • How your competitors are catching the best talent with a smooth and efficient process because they focus on a positive candidate journey
  • How to analyse your own data to improve the return on your recruitment spend and time
13.35 - eteach
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Conversion Guidance

This session will cover:

  • What heads and governors need to know to become an academy
  • What to think about when forming or joining a multi-academy trust
  • The role of Regional Schools Commissioners and support on offer
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1:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
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
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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
Focus on Recruitment

How specialist marketing and predictable costs are the keys to successful teacher attraction and recruitment within budget.

  • Developing effective recruitment strategies to increase teacher intake
  • Analysing data in innovative ways to identify any barriers to attracting teachers
  • How to attract the very best talent to your school and set competition aside
  • Positioning your school for success within the challenging landscape of recruiting teachers
  • Effectively marketing your school to prospective candidates and attracting top talent for your school
13.35 - eteach
3:20 pm - 4:05 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 3
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
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LEARNING THEATRE 4
Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
9:50 am - 10:20 am | 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
10:40 am - 11:10 am | 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
11:30 am - 12:15 am | 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
12:35 pm - 1:05 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
How do you Keep your Children Safe? Meeting your statutory requirements and Effective Online Safeguarding with CPOMS

This session will cover how CPOMS:

  • Is the market leading software application for monitoring child protection, behavioural issues, bullying, special educational needs, domestic issues and more
  • Ensures that students are safe and fully supported, whilst school staff can focus on teaching, instead of administration
  • Automatically builds a chronology around a student and produces reports on vulnerable pupil groups for amongst others Case Conference Meetings, MAT Boards, Governors and Ofsted
CPOMS
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm | 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
2:35 pm - 3:05 pm | Theatre: Learning Theatre 4
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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3:25 pm - 3:55 pm | 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
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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.

10:00 am - 10:30 am | Theatre: Hot Seat
Church Schools and Academies: Working for the Common Good

In conversation with

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10:50 am - 11:20 am | Theatre: Hot Seat
Matters of the Moment

In conversation with

NAHT
11:40 am - 12:10 pm | Theatre: Hot Seat
The Future of Social Mobility and Closing the Achievement Gap

In conversation with

Education Endowment Fund
12:40 pm - 1:10 pm | Theatre: Hot Seat
Welcome to Trusteeship within MATs

In conversation with

NGA
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Theatre: Hot Seat
School Self-improvement – Accreditation and Development of Education Advisers

In conversation with

Norther Education Trust
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Theatre: Hot Seat
Effective Financial Management Leading to Sustainable Outcomes for Pupils

In conversation with

NASBM
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm | 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
9:40 am - 10:10 am | 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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10:30 am - 11:00 am | Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Maximise Financial and Efficiency within your MAT using integrated HR and Budget Planning Software

This session will cover:

  • Manage your most valuable resource effectively, your people
  • Fully integrated HR to align your 3 and 5 year budgets
  • Transform your MAT operations through efficient utilisation of staff and forecast costs
12.30 - PS Financials
11:20 am - 12:05 am | 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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12:30 am - 1:00 pm | 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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1:20 pm - 1:50 pm | Theatre: Business, Finance & Benchmarking Open Theatre
Total Education Analytics – Using Modern Business Intelligence Tools to Empower School Finance Leaders through Accurate, Comparable and Timely Benchmarking Data

This session will cover:

  • Create a platform to efficiently harness mass data
  • Gain 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
  • Understand the financial performance of your schools against a regional and national picture
12.30 - PS Financials
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm | 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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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 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
9:40 am - 10:10 am | 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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10:30 am - 11:00 am | 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
11:20 am - 11:50 am | 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
12:10 am - 12:40 am | 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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1:20 pm - 1:50 pm | 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
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm | 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
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 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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SCHOOL BUILDINGS & FACILITIES OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
10:00 am - 10:30 am | 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
11:00 am - 11:30 am | 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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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Theatre: School Buildings & Facilities Open Theatre
More than just Bricks and Mortar

This session will cover:

  • What is Property Asset Management and is it relevant?
  • Identifying, managing and prioritising costs in terms of school buildings and structures
  • Statutory Compliance – Do you sleep at night?
  • Exploring wider estate management areas
10.00 - CIPFA
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | 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 over 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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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | 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
TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
9:40 am - 10:10 am | 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
10:30 am - 11:30 am | 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
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
NAACE and Think IT: The 4 big IT procurement challenges facing schools, academies and MATs

This session will cover:

  • Setting out the 4 big procurement challenges facing schools, and what they can do about them
  • Outlining the collaboration between Naace and the Department for Education to support individual schools in procuring technology
  • How procurement frameworks can help schools save time and money on procurement
15.00 - Naace
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
An Overview of the Condition Data Collection (CDC) Guide for Schools

Content to be provided by the EFA

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Theatre: Technology & Learning Open Theatre
Children’s Rights in the Digital World: Realising an Internet Safety Strategy

This session will cover;

  • Why children and young people need digital understanding
  • Beyond safety: An argument for well-being in the digital environment
  • Welcoming PSHE and RSE
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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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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 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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SEND OPEN THEATRE
Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
10:30 am - 11:00 am | 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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11:20 am - 11:50 am | 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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12:10 pm - 12:40 am | 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
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | 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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1:50 pm - 2:10 pm | Theatre: SEND Open Theatre
Dynamic Differentiation for SEND in Academies: A Guide to Outstanding Practice

This session will cover:

  • An overview of effective High Quality Teaching to support pupils with SEND
  • Redefining the focus on differentiation for special education practices, using a dynamic approach to responding to pupil need
  • A range of open-access resources for schools to support professional learning in SEND
Institute of Education
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm | 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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