ASCL Cymru Annual Conference 2017

13:00 - 15:30, 30 November - 1 December 2017 Cardiff Book now

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Wales has given itself an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity to reinvent the education system by demonstrating leadership and innovation in a time of immense change. Bold, courageous school leadership is now very well placed to seize the agenda.

What does this mean for individual school leaders and how will it help us enhance the life chances of every child and young person in Wales?

Join us at ASCL Cymru Annual Conference 2017 where we will explore the great opportunities and challenges that face us and offer practical takeaways that will create genuine impact for you, your colleagues, your pupils and your communities.

Main event sponsors New Directions Education Ltd

Speakers include

Geoff Barton
ASCL General Secretary

Ian Gilbert
CEO, Independent Thinking Ltd

Hayden Llewellyn
Chief Executive, EWC

Hugh Davies
ASCL Cymru President 2016-17

Kirsty Williams AM
Cabinet Secretary for Education

Eithne Hughes OBE
Head, Bryn Elian School

Philippa Cordingley
Chief Executive, CUREE

Ross Morrison-McGill
aka @TeacherToolkit

Provisional programme

Thursday 30 November

10.00

Update and Training for Branch Secretaries

13:00

Registration, refreshments and view exhibition
Delegates may wish to book 30 minute consultations with Chris Hollowood ASCL Regional Officer, Barbara Lund ASCL Field Officer, Stephen Casey ASCL Pensions Specialist

14.00

Welcome

14.05

Keynote address
Geoff Barton ASCL General Secretary

14.30

Leadership and Innovation in a Time of Change
Ian Gilbert CEO, Independent Thinking Ltd

15.15

The Self-Improving System: taking your school to excellent
Eithne Hughes OBE Head, Bryn Elian School
Philippa Cordingley Chief Executive, CUREE

16.00

Refreshment break and view exhibition

16.15

Forum: Education Workforce Council (EWC)
Casework Update including social media and examination malpractice

Hayden Llewellyn Chief Executive, EWC
Chair: Richard Tanton ASCL Director of Member Support

16.45

AGM (members only)

17.15

End of day one

19.15

Wine reception

20.00

Annual Dinner

Friday 1 December

08.30

Registration for day two delegates
Delegates may wish to book 30 minute consultations with Chris Hollowood ASCL Regional Officer, Barbara Lund ASCL Field Officer, Stephen Casey ASCL Pensions Specialist

09.00

Welcome and ASCL Cymru Director’s Update

09.15

Keynote address
Hugh Davies ASCL Cymru President 2016-17

09.30

Keynote address
Kirsty Williams AM Cabinet Secretary for Education

10.15

Employment Law Update
Sarah Linden ASCL Senior Solicitor

11.00

Refreshment break and view exhibition

11.20

12 Steps to Reduce Teacher Workload: the overview
Ross Morrison-McGill aka @TeacherToolkit

12.05

Lunch and view exhibition

13.15

Workshop session 1

  1. New GCSEs in Core Subjects: Lessons we learnt in the first year

  2. Looking After the Each Other: Wellbeing in practice

  3. New Inspection Framework Experiences

  4. Turning the Curriculum Vision into Reality

14.00

Workshop session 2

  1. Can We Afford to Upgrade? Becoming an Apple School

  2. 12 Steps to Reduce Teacher Workload: Practical tips

  3. Will I lead a New Type of School: a structural perspective

  4. Teaching Continua: How to Improve Teaching and Learning and Secure Accountability

14.45

Workshop session 3

  1. 45 minutes to save yourself from having to work until 72

  2. Why would I want to become a Headteacher?

15.30

Conference close

 

Residential attendance: £295 (members) | £345 (non-members)
Day delegate attendance: £150 per day (members) | £170 per day (non-members)

Special offer: discounted price for two or more delegates from the same school attending (Friday only)

Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH