Regional Information Conference 2019 - West Midlands

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.

08.15     Meeting for ASCL Local Representatives
08.40     Registration and refreshments
09.30     Welcome and introduction
Christian Markham, Regional Officer
09.35     Ethical Leadership
David Waugh, ASCL Vice President
09.50     Qualifications and Accountability: Is data dead?
Duncan Baldwin, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy
10.50     GCSEPod - Conference sponsors
10.55     Refreshment break
11.15     Recruitment and Retention: A plethora of initiatives – let’s sort the wheat from the chaff!
Sara Ford, ASCL Deputy Director of Policy: Conditions and Employment
11.45     Stand and Deliver: The 2019 Spending Round for Education
Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist
12.20     Confronting Controversies
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
12.55     Lunch
13.55     Curriculum and Inspection: What do I need to know and do?
Stephen Rollett, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist
14.55     2020 Vision: What to look out for
Duncan Baldwin
15.25     Close

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

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.

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