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Specifically tailored to meet the needs of education leaders in Northern Ireland, ASCL Northern Ireland Conference 2019 will explore how school leaders can take an evidence-based approach to developing their colleagues, young people and their school as a whole.

Back by popular demand is Professor Robert Coe, who will build on the themes from his very popular session at last year’s conference.

Book your place and join colleagues from throughout Northern Ireland to get the latest essential policy updates and hear from inspirational speakers offering fresh ideas.

Speakers include:

Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education

Professor Rob Coe, Director of Research and Development, Evidence Based Education

Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive, Scottish Professional Football League

Amanda McNamee, Principal, Lagan College and ASCL NI President

Dr Patrick Shevlin, Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin City University

Rachael Warwick, Executive Head, Ridgeway Education Trust and ASCL President 2019-20

Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

Trevor Robinson, Principal, Lurgan College and ASCL NI Vice President

The conference is excellent. Great speakers, lots to think about and take back to school.” Previous delegate

Prices Frozen for 2019

Full residential attendance (includes attendance at the annual dinner and overnight accommodation at the Titanic Hotel Belfast)
ASCL members £290 | non-members £339

Day delegates attendance
ASCL members £170 | non-members £210

Extend your stay at The Titanic Hotel Belfast

We have negotiated an exclusive offer for this year’s conference delegates who wish to stay on Friday night after the conference has finished. The hotel have agreed to offer a reduced accommodation rate for our delegates which includes tickets to the Titanic Museum. Further details about how to access this offer will be sent with your confirmation. 

Programme

08.50

Registration and refreshments

09.10

President’s address
Amanda McNamee, ASCL NI Vice President and Principal, Lagan College

09.25

Keynote and Question and Answer session
Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education

10.00

Keynote
Professor Rob Coe, Director of Research and Development, Evidence Based Education

11.00

Refreshment break

11.30

Workshop
Professor Rob Coe, Director of Research and Development, Evidence Based Education

12.15

Sharing the Impact of Shaped Professional Learning Network in Challenging Times
Dr Patrick Shevlin, Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin City University

Including contributions from: Dr Caroline Greer, Bloomfield Collegiate School, Peter Lowry, Regent House Grammar School, Una Walters, Lagan College and Action Research in Schools

13.00

Lunch

13.55

Ethical Leadership – embedding the ideals
Rachael Warwick, ASCL President 2019-20

14.25

General Secretary Address
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

14.55

Leading in a World of Fake News
Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive, Scottish Professional Football League

15.45

Final remarks
Trevor Robinson, ASCL NI Vice President and Principal, Lurgan College

I would recommend for any school leader in Northern Ireland. The information is invaluable to I picked up so many new ideas. It refreshed my thinking about leadership.” Previous delegate

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