Your Curriculum Matters: National Summit on Principled Curriculum Leadership

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Wednesday 26 April 2017
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT
£275 +VAT

8:45am - 3:45pm

An unmissable opportunity to focus on your curriculum leadership skills and equip you with both strategic and practical knowledge to deliver the best curriculum provision for your students.

The programme has been carefully devised to explore different but complementary strands of curriculum leadership, enabling you to lead and manage this crucial role in your school or college.

Additionally, Rt Hon Nick Gibbs, Minister of State for School Standards at the DfE, will give a keynote address on the latest developments in a curriculum for all for the 21st century.

Delegates will:

  • gain an understanding of the impact of changes to qualifications, assessment and accountability at all key stages

  • maximise the potential of Years 7 to 9

  • understand the impact of the new primary curriculum and how continuity of learning and academic transition can be strengthened

  • be able to implement a knowledge-based curriculum and understand how this drives assessment

  • be able to manage the transition from modular to linear qualifications in the classroom

  • gain a first-hand overview of the future of the vocational and technical qualification landscape at Key Stages 4 and 5 from Phil Beach CBE, Executive Director for Vocational Qualifications (Interim), Ofqual

  • gain a practical understanding of effective employer engagement and work-related learning opportunities in a post-16 setting

This conference is designed for headteachers, principals, assistant headteachers, assistant principals, deputy headteachers, vice principals and those with responsibility for designing and planning the curriculum in schools and colleges.

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Registration, refreshments, networking and exhibition


Welcome and introduction
Carl Ward, ASCL Vice President (2016-17)


Keynote Address 1:
Managing the impact of qualification, curriculum and assessment changes at all key stages
Suzanne O’Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist


Keynote Address 2:
Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, Department for Education


Refreshments, networking and exhibition


Keynote Address 3:
Maximising potential at Key Stage 3
Jeremy Waxman, Co-Head, Kingsbury High School, London


Keynote Address 4:
The future landscape for vocational/technical Education at KS4 and KS5
Phil Beach, CBE, Executive Director for Vocational Qualifications, Ofqual


Lunch, networking and exhibition


Workshop Session 1

  1. Managing the transition from modular to linear in the classroom
    Suzanne O’Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist

  2. Curriculum driving Assessment (Knowledge-based)
    Ashley Tomlin, Principal Deputy Headteacher, Thomas Tallis School, London

  3. The UCL Academy and the Connected Curriculum – a case study
    Robin Street, Deputy Head, The UCL Academy, London

  4. Understanding the impact of the new primary curriculum and strengthening academic transition between KS2 and KS3
    Julie McCulloch, ASCL Primary and Governance Specialist

  5. Work related learning and securing employer engagement post-16 – a case study
    Mike Whittingham, Deputy Head, Haywood Academy, Stoke on Trent

  6. A case study of innovative curriculum change driving student engagement, aspiration, achievement and life chances in the sixth form
    Sandra Morton, Chief Executive, International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association UK (IBSCA)
    Dr Peter Fidzuk, UK Development and Recognition Manager, International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association UK (IBSCA)
    Kate Greig, Head, The King Ethelbert School, Kent


Workshop Session 2 (workshops repeated)


Workshop Session 3 (workshops repeated)