ASCL Conference for New Headteachers 2020

Keynote takes place 7 July with workshop sessions taking place 13 – 17 July

Suitable for colleagues taking on their first headship/head of school position from September 2020 and those who started their first headship in the last 6 to 12 months in either primary or secondary. The conference will also be very helpful for colleagues taking on an Acting/Interim Headteacher role.

Following the success of our 2019 Conference for New Headteachers, we are delighted to launch our 2020 event which will be delivered entirely online.

This unique conference will combine the experience of established headteachers, the latest policy thinking and practical tips to help you make a successful transition to headship.

Set in the context of the first 100 days of headship and beyond, the conference will help you establish a firm platform for balancing the creation and delivery of your vision for your school with the everyday challenges and demands of your new role.

The ASCL Conference for New Headteachers costs £75 plus VAT for one participant to attend the live keynote session and a selection of the workshop sessions (multiple workshops will run at the same time so it will not be possible to attend all sessions live). A recording of every session will also be forwarded to delegates along with additional resources from the workshop facilitators.

To attend the live sessions, please ensure you have access to a computer or device that meets the system requirements.
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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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Keynote sessions will take place via webinar on Tuesday 7 July featuring:

Setting the scene
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

Leading in a VUCA World
Rachael Warwick, Executive Headteacher, Ridgway Education Trust and ASCL President 2019-20

What to expect in the first 100 days
Will Manning, Headteacher, St Birinus School, Didcot and previous delegate

These small group sessions will take place through Microsoft Teams. You will be able to attend up to four sessions across the week. Each session will be 30 minutes long and limited to 22 participants. All attendees will receive the recording and resources from of all roundtable sessions.

Further details about how to book on to these sessions will be sent with your joining instructions.

Timetable of online sessions (subject to change)
Monday 13 July | All about stepping up
Moving from another school
Stepping up within your school
Reflections on my first year of headship
Creating the right culture

Tuesday 14 July | All about you
Using coaching to be a more effective leader
Developing personal resilience
Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
Making your mark as a leader

Wednesday 15 July | All about your school
Managing the media
Developing your vision
Creating an inclusive school
Marketing your school

Thursday 16 July | All about your stakeholders
Working with your School Business Leader
Managing your CEO
Working with Trade Unions
Working with Governors and Trustees

Friday 17 July | All about the knowledge
Getting the best out of your Leadership Team
Who do I turn to?
Managing difficult conversations
Managing a budget

All delegates will have the option to receive a follow-up telephone call from an experienced headteacher in September to provide advice and support at the start of the academic year.

To attend this webinar live, you will need to ensure  you have access to a computer or device that meets the system requirements available here.

If you cannot attend live you will receive a copy of the recording, links to any resources discussed, and the opportunity to submit questions.