23 January 2019 | Hilton Birmingham Metropole
£250 +VAT for one delegate
£200 +VAT per person for two or more delegates
Delivered in association with the
National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE) and UK Pastoral Chat, ASCL’s Conference for Pastoral Leaders returns in 2019.
Suitable for colleagues with pastoral roles and responsibilities in primary, secondary and post-16 education, delegates will hear about the latest developments and issues in this field, as well as opportunities to reflect and develop their own practice.
Through a combination of plenary and workshop sessions, this year’s conference will focus on the challenges pastoral teams face in a time of change in British society. Delegates will explore a vision for pastoral care that is relevant to schools in the 21st century, meeting the diverse needs of learners in schools, supporting them in achieving their full potential and preparing them for their future.
The conference will also explore the evolving role of pastoral leaders, with a particular focus on:
the impact of a positive learning culture on raising achievement
identifying, understanding, and responding to the challenges pastoral leaders are likely to face in the future
developing pastoral structures and systems relevant in modern schools
how effective pastoral care can encourage young people to think for themselves and fully understand their roles and responsibilities in modern society
ASCL General Secretary
Geoff studied English and Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, then trained to teach at Leicester University. From 2002 to 2017 he was headteacher of King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, a comprehensive school of 1650 students.
He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and writes for a range of newspapers and journals. He has worked with various organisations, including the Department for Education, on leadership and literacy.
Geoff was a longstanding member of ASCL Council, former chair of its Pedagogy Committee, is Patron of the English and Media Centre, and a ‘Leading Thinker’ for the National Education Trust. He became General Secretary of ASCL in April 2017.
Chair, Attachment Research Community (ARC)
Tony has 38 years’ experience of working with young people, including as head teacher and senior leader in secondary, SEMH and ‘Virtual’ schools.
He has contributed to policy development for mental health and children in care at a national level, through expert advice to DfE, NICE and SCIE.
He is a founder of ‘The House Project’ which supports Care Leavers and the Attachment Research Community which supports mental health in schools.
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CEO and Co-Founder, The Girls’ Network
Becca Dean trained as an English teacher and worked at a girls' school in North West London, where she witnessed first-hand the impact a lack of female role models can have on young girls. She co-founded a female mentoring network for 14-19 year old girls from the least advantaged communities. The Girls' Network now supports over 1,300 girls each year across the country who are matched with individual female mentors.
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Director, Pivotal Education
Paul Dix is a speaker, author and notorious teacher-wrangler in huge demand. He is founder and Executive Director of Pivotal Education. As a teacher, leader and teacher trainer, Paul has been working to transform the most difficult behaviour in the most challenging schools, referral units and colleges for the last 25 years.
Paul is Chair of the Board of Directors of a Multi Academy Trust and co-hosts the
www.pivotalpodcast.com His bestselling book ‘ When the Adults Change, Everything Changes’ was published in June 2017.
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National Chair, National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE)
Phil has over 35 years’ experience working in secondary schools mainly in leadership positions. He is a Specialist Leader of Education, specialising in pastoral care, behaviour and improving attendance. He is an Educational Performance Coach and an experienced trainer. He is a consultant for ASCL, he is currently the Chairperson of The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education. He is also Chair of Trustees for Essex Children’s University and has volunteered as a governor in both primary and secondary schools for over 30 years.
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Founder, UK Pastoral Chat
Maria O'Neill is the founder of UK Pastoral Chat, an organisation aiming to bring together and support pastoral leaders in education. She is a practising advanced skills teacher holding pastoral responsibilities across all key stages with the specific focus on eSafety and personal, social, health and economic education. She is currently studying for a Doctorate with the University of Warwick; the focus of her research is digital well-being. Maria has also worked as a well-being coach with many senior leaders, and has spent time researching authentic well-being and ethical leadership as part of a coaching pilot study.
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@DaringOptimist and @UKpastoralchat
Janet Goodliffe was on the senior leadership team in a successful secondary school (the county's top performing school for Progress 8 and in the top 5% of schools nationally in 2017). She was also a governor for over 20 years in primary and secondary settings.
Supporting students holistically is a challenge, however, a focus on wellbeing and mental health has key benefits: it provides healthy and happy school environments for students and staff, helps to instil sound character and values in the citizens of tomorrow, and directly supports schools in the promotion of effective learning.
Assistant Head, Dunraven School
Working in Education in Lambeth, for over 10 years in is an absolute privilege.This is my second year as Assistant Head at Dunraven School, a mixed All through school in Lambeth.
I am currently responsible for: Pupil Premium and vulnerable groups, House system, Student Voice and Leadership, NQT induction, Parents evenings, New Staff induction. Effective line management of English, RE and Year 10, teacher of Art, DT and PSCHE.
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introductions
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
Managing the Emotional Challenge of Allegations
Phil Jones, National Chair, National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE)
Attachment: Meeting mental health needs
Tony Clifford, Chair, Attachment Research Community
The Girl’s Network – Achieving Unlimited Futures
Becca Dean, CEO and Co-Founder, The Girls' Network
When the Adults Change, Everything Changes
Paul Dix, Director, Pivotal Education
Workshop session one
Workshop session two