Your Curriculum Matters: National Summit on Principled Curriculum Leadership

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Wednesday 26 April 2017
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT
£275 +VAT

8:45am - 3:30pm

An unmissable opportunity to focus on your curriculum leadership skills and equip you with both strategic and practical knowledge to deliver the best curriculum provision for your students.

The programme has been carefully devised to explore different but complementary strands of curriculum leadership, enabling you to lead and manage this crucial role in your school or college.

Delegates will:

  • gain an understanding of the impact of changes to qualifications, assessment and accountability at all key stages

  • maximise the potential of Years 7 to 9

  • understand the impact of the new primary curriculum and how continuity of learning and academic transition can be strengthened

  • be able to implement a knowledge-based curriculum and understand how this drives assessment

  • be able to manage the transition from modular to linear qualifications in the classroom

  • gain a first-hand overview of the future of the vocational and technical qualification landscape at Key Stages 4 and 5 from Phil Beach CBE, Executive Director for Vocational Qualifications, Ofqual

  • gain a practical understanding of an innovative post-16 curriculum option driving student aspiration

This conference is designed for headteachers, principals, assistant headteachers, assistant principals, deputy headteachers, vice principals and those with responsibility for designing and planning the curriculum in schools and colleges.

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Registration, refreshments, networking and exhibition


Welcome and introduction
Carl Ward, ASCL Vice President (2016-17)


Keynote 1
The principles of curriculum design
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary


Keynote 2
The future landscape for vocational / technical education at Key Stages 4 and 5
Paul Steer, Head of Policy, OCR


Refreshments and networking 


Keynote 3
Managing the impact of qualification, curriculum and assessment changes at all key stages
Suzanne O'Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist


Keynote 4
Maximising potential at Key Stage 3
Jeremy Waxman, Co-Head, Kingsbury High School, London


Keynote 5
Managing the transition from modular to linear in the classroom
Suzanne O'Farrell, ASCL Curriculum and Assessment Specialist


Lunch and networking


Workshop Session 1

  1. Who should drive the DeLorean?
    Integrating curriculum and pedagogy to avoid going back in the future

    Ashley Tomlin, Principal Deputy Headteacher, Thomas Tallis School, London

  2. The UCL Academy and the Connected Curriculum – a case study
    Robin Street, Deputy Head, The UCL Academy, London

  3. Understanding the impact of the new primary curriculum and strengthening academic transition between KS2 and KS3
    Julie McCulloch, ASCL Primary and Governance Specialist

  4. A case study of innovative curriculum change driving student engagement, aspiration, achievement and life chances in the sixth form
    Robert Tibbott, CEO Designate of The International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association UK (IBSCA)
    Dr Peter Fidczuk, IB UK Development and Recognition Manager and IBSCA University Admissions Manager
    Kate Greig, Head, King Ethelbert School, Kent


Workshop Session 2 (workshops repeated)