ASCL Primary Conference 2024

*This event is now online* 

Improving outcomes for all children 
  • Understand how to improve outcomes in your own setting with up-to-date knowledge and research data on primary literacy.
  • Explore a range of strategies and initiatives as practised by current primary leaders to show the effectiveness of different approaches. 
  • Identify support, materials, and resources that will help you deliver a more effective curriculum, especially when considering how to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and those with SEND.
  • Feel inspired and supported in your own leadership and gain insight into what works (and doesn’t work) in your own setting.
The ASCL Primary Conference is specially tailored for primary leaders across all settings and types of school. 

This year, our opening keynote speaker is ASCL President John Camp OBE, and the first president from the primary sector. John leads a primary trust of schools that also includes one special provision. He is passionate about improving outcomes for all children, but particularly those who face barriers beyond their control, including socio-economic factors and SEND. 

Our programme features national experts and experienced leaders who will share their knowledge and research to support your leadership. Delegates will have opportunities to explore new ideas and initiatives, and be empowered ready for the academic year ahead. 
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John Camp OBE

ASCL President 2023-24 and CEO, The Compass Partnership of Schools

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Tiffnie Harris

Primary and Data Specialist

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James Campbell

Children’s Author

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Rachel Macfarlane

Lead Adviser for Underserved Learners at HFL Education

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David Bartram OBE

Governor of Citizens School

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Abdul Chohan

Vice President, Learning at Showbie and Director,ThinkSimple Ltd

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Paul Harris

CEO, The Tapscott Learning Trust

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Charlie Cutler

Director of Curriculum, United Learning

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ASCL reserves the right to amend the programme should circumstances dictate.

8.30am     Registration, exhibition and refreshments
9.15am     Welcome
Tiffnie Harris, ASCL Primary and Data Specialist
9.20am     State of the Nation
John Camp OBE, ASCL President 2023-24
9.50am     Collaborating in Curriculum: Harnessing the Benefits of Shared Thinking While Maintaining School Autonomy
Charlie Cutler, Director of Curriculum, United Learning
10.20am     How to inspire boys with reading and literacy
James Campbell, children's author
10.50am     Refreshment break and exhibition
11.20am     Leading Effective SEND Provision with Limited Resources and Improving Outcomes for All
David Bartram OBE, Governor of Citizens School
11.50am     Obstetrics for Schools: Ensuring the safe delivery of all learners
Rachel Macfarlane, Lead Adviser for Underserved Learners, HFL Education
12.35pm     Lunch and exhibition
1.25pm     Keynote
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1.55pm     Transforming School Performance
Thomas McMorrin, Headteacher, City Academy Whitehawk
2.30pm     Refreshment break and exhibition
2.50pm     Developing a Well School culture
Paul Harris, CEO, The Tapscott Academy Trust
3.20pm     The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
Abdul Chohan, Vice President of Learning, Showbie, and Director, ThinkSimple Ltd
4.00pm     Closing remarks

This conference is suitable for all early years and primary leaders in primary and all-through settings, governors, deputy headteachers, and assistant headteachers in schools and trusts.

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