ASCL Annual Conference 2020

Diverse Leadership

Make sure that you don’t miss out on the education leadership event of the year, ASCL Annual Conference 2020.

Our theme for the conference is Diverse Leadership. Through a series of high-profile speakers and innovative workshops we will explore diversity in leadership in all forms.
 
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Dylan Wiliam

Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, University College London

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Ruby Wax OBE

Author, actress and mental health campaigner

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Maggie Alphonsi MBE

England Rugby World Cup Winner and commentator

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Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Senior firefighter and honorary research fellow at Cardiff University

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Lemn Sissay MBE

Poet, broadcaster and Chancellor of the University of Manchester

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Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Secretary of State for Education (invited)

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Amanda Spielman

HMCI Ofsted

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Rachael Warwick

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

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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Professor Becky Francis

Director of the UCL-Institute of Education (IOE)

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Matthew Syed

Writer, broadcaster and thought leader

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Natalie Perera

Executive Director, Head of Research, Education Policy Institute

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Jonathan Simons

Director of Education, Public First

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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
  • our aspirations for ourselves, our teams, our children and young people and our communities.
We will examine how we can increase diversity in all of its forms 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.

Draft Programme (subject to updates)

Friday 13 March

 

08.45     Registration and exhibition open
10.00     Keynote 1
Rachael Warwick | ASCL President 2019-20
10.25     Keynote 2
Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP | Secretary of State for Education (invited)
10.55     Keynote 3
Maggie Alphonsi MBE | England Rugby World Cup Winner and commentator
11.25     Refreshment break and exhibition viewing
12.10     Music from the Ridgeway Education Trust Vocal Group
12.25     Keynote 4
Dylan Wiliam | Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, University College London
13.15     Lunch
14.30     Breakout session 1
15.30     Refreshment break and exhibition viewing
16.15     Keynote 5
TBC
16.45     Keynote 6
Lemn Sissay MBE | Poet, broadcaster and Chancellor of the University of Manchester
17.15     Close of Day 1
19.30     Wine reception
20.00     Annual Dinner

Saturday 14 March
 
08.30     Registration and exhibition opens
09.25     Keynote 7
Geoff Barton | ASCL General Secretary
09.45     Keynote 8
Jonathan Simons | Director, Public First
Professor Becky Francis | Director of the UCL Institute of Education (invited)
Natalie Perera | Executive Director, Head of Research, EPI
10.15     Keynote 9
Dr Sabrina Cohen Hatton | Senior firefighter and honorary research fellow at Cardiff University
10.45     Refreshment break and exhibition viewing
11.30     Breakout session 2
12.30     Lunch and exhibition viewing
13.40     Breakout session 3
14.40     Refreshment break and exhibition viewing
15.10     Keynote 10
Amanda Spielman | HMCI Ofsted
15.30     Keynote 11
Ruby Wax OBE | Author, actress and mental health campaigner   
16.15     Close of conference

The Conference is non-residential and accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Accommodation (if required) can be booked through our agent, Reservation Highway. We have several hotels near the International Convention Centre (ICC) to suit all tastes and budgets. Details of all available accommodation and rates will be sent with confirmation of your place.

T: +44 (0)1423525577
E: admin@reservation-highway.co.uk

If you have any queries with your accommodation booking, please contact Reservation Highway.

The conference exhibition provides you with a great opportunity to enhance your CPD experience by learning about the latest products and services being developed to support you and your team.

Many of our exhibitors offer complimentary resources on their stands so make sure that you visit to collect useful information, take advantage of exclusive event discounts and take part in light-hearted competitions with colleagues!

The exhibition also provides a good chance for you to catch up with many of your existing suppliers and discuss how well their products and services are delivering results for your school/college.

Interested in sponsorship or exhibition opportunities at ASCL Annual Conference 2020? You can download the guide by clicking here or contact us at exhibitions@ascl.org.uk to find out more.

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for leadership teams to engage in strategic thinking and planning outside of the school/college environment. It's also a great way to inspire your next generation of senior leaders.

Bring your team and benefit from a 25% discount when you book three or more places.
 

Full conference attendance
Includes two full days of conference plus attendance at the Annual Dinner on Friday evening.

Member | £430
Non-Member | £470

Day delegate attendance
Includes one day of conference, keynote sessions, a choice of workshops, exhibition entry, lunch and refreshments.

Member | £199
Non-Member | £250

Group bookings
A 25% discount is available on group bookings of three or more delegates.

Bookings must be made at the same time to qualify for the discounted rate. Please note that the group booking discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

The International Convention Centre (ICC) is located in Birmingham City centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. If arriving by train, Birmingham New Street Station is a ten minute walk.

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