ASCL Annual Conference 2020

ASCL’s Annual Conference is a highlight of the educational calendar.

ASCL members receive an exclusive discount on attendance and we look forward to welcoming you to another inspiring and informative event.
The conference returns to the ICC Birmingham on 13 and 14 March 2020.

Our theme for the ASCL Annual Conference 2020 is Diverse Leadership

Through a series of high-profile speakers and innovative workshops we will explore diversity in leadership in all forms, from who we are to what we do, our differing roles and organisations and the synergies between us, the varied backgrounds that we have and the different way that we lead and our aspirations for ourselves, our teams, our children and young people and our communities.

We will examine how we can increase diversity within school and college leadership to help us develop a vibrant, innovative and positive future for the profession. And we will have great opportunities to learn from each other, through sharing experiences and ideas with colleagues from across the leadership spectrum.

With input from leading educationalists, serving school and college leaders and policy makers plus inspiring and informative leaders from other sectors, ASCL Annual Conference 2020 is not to be missed.

Speakers include:

Maggie Alphonsi MBE

England Rugby World Cup Winner and commentator

‚ÄčRuby Wax OBE
Author, actress and mental health campaigner

Lemn Sissay MBE
Poet, broadcaster and Chancellor of the University of Manchester

Dylan Wiliam
Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, University College London

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
Senior firefighter and honorary research fellow at Cardiff University

Matthew Syed
Writer, broadcaster and thought leader

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP
Secretary of State for Education (invited)

Amanda Spielman
HMCI Ofsted

Professor Becky Francis
Director of the UCL-Institute of Education (IOE)

Natalie Perera
Executive Director, Head of Research, Education Policy Institute

Jonathan Simons
Director of Education, Public First

Rachael Warwick
ASCL President 2019-2020 and Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust

Geoff Barton
ASCL General Secretary

To see the programme and to book your place, please click here.

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