Regional Information Conference 2019 - North West

Get all the updates you need to know about the key national issues in one day from the ASCL Specialist team. These conferences are an essential event in all school and college leaders’ diaries.
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David Waugh

ASCL Vice President 2019-2020, Headteacher, Poynton High School and CEO of The True Learning Partnership

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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Duncan Baldwin

Deputy Director of Policy

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Sara Ford

Deputy Director of Policy: Conditions and Employment

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Julia Harnden

Funding Specialist

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Stephen Rollett

Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

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ASCL and ASCL Professional Development have taken the decision to provide materials in a digital format as part of our ongoing commitment to become more environmentally efficient. You will therefore no longer receive a folder with printed handouts.   

Documents for the day will be emailed directly to all delegates on the morning of the event by 9.15am together with the wifi connection details. Due to the proprietary nature of the information, it cannot be sent out any earlier.

Please bring with you a fully charged laptop/tablet/device in order to access the documents online.

The conference will include some interactive elements utilising VEVOX voting software which will need to be downloaded prior to the event. We will send you details of how to do this with your joining instructions.

8.15am         Meeting for ASCL Local Representatives
8.40am      Registration and refreshments
9.30am      Welcome and introduction
 John Fryett, Regional Officer
9.35am      Ethical Leadership
 David Waugh, ASCL Vice President
9.50am      Qualifications and Accountability: Is data dead?
 Duncan Baldwin, AScl Deputy Director of Policy
10.50am      GCSEPod - Conference sponsors
10.55am      Refreshment break
11.15am      Recruitment and Retention: A plethora of initiatives - let's sort the wheat from the chaff!
 Sara Ford, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy: Conditions an Employment
11.45am      Stand and Deliver: The 2019 Spending Round for Education
 Julia Harnden, ASCL Funidng Specialist
12.15pm      Annual Conference video
12.20pm      Confronting Controversies
 Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
12.50pm      ASCL Benevolent Fund - video
12.55pm      Lunch
13.55pm      Curriculum and Inspections: What do I need to know and do?
 Stephen Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist
14.55pm      2020 Vision: What to look out for
 Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy
15.25pm      Close

Suitable for school, college and system leaders across all phases.

Radisson Blu Manchester Airport, Chicago Avenue, Manchester M90 3RA

Topics are likely to include:

  • post-16 issues
  • qualifications, curriculum and assessment
  • funding
  • inspections
  • accountability measures, data and performance tables
  • pay and conditions
  • recruitment, retention and workload
We will give you the most up-to-date information from our team of national experts.