Event location: Room W3.01, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Join the Education Policy Institute, the Confederation of School Trusts, and other leading experts for guidance on how to get the most out of your school or trust in three areas crucial to effective school leadership. This full day conference is aimed at multi-academy trust Chief Executives, School Business Managers, Executive Heads, Headteachers, Directors, School Improvement Leads and local authorities.
Ticket price: £85 + VAT
Opening the event: Prof. Becky Francis (Director, UCL, Institute of Education) and David Laws (Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute).
1.) Measuring and monitoring the performance of your school or trust
This session will dissect EPI’s school performance research programme, analysing the results from EPI and the Department for Education’s performance measures and looking at the outcomes of different pupil groups. The session will also give strategic advice on how to measure and improve performance within your school or trust.
Speakers: Jon Andrews (Director of School System and Performance, and Deputy Head of Research, Education Policy Institute); Anna Barker (Deputy Regional School Commissioner – West Midlands, Department for Education); Leora Cruddas (Confederation of School Trusts); and Hugh Greenway (Chief Executive, The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust)
2.) Developing your teachers and school leaders
This session will examine new research due to be published by Education Policy Institute and the Ambition Institute which looks at how trusts deploy their teachers and leaders in comparison to local authorities. The quantitative analysis, supported by Cambridge Assessment, identifies patterns in the career paths taken by teachers with differing levels of responsibility, as they are moved between schools and levels of responsibility. This session will also delve deeper into the qualitative analysis which looks at how high performing trusts are deploying and developing their teaching workforce effectively.
Speakers: Matt Hood (Chief Education Officer, Ambition Institute) and Vivien Niblett (Research and Evaluation Manager, Ambition Institute)
3.) Making effective use of resources
This session will focus on managing funding pressures within your school or trust, drawing from EPI’s latest evidence on school funding issues, it will also provide advice on best practice in resource planning from ASCL’s expert on Integrated Curriculum Financial Planning. We will also hear from the Delta Academies Trust who will give guidance on how this resource approach works on the ground.
Speakers: Lord Agnew (Minister for Academies); Julia Harnden (Funding Specialist, ASCL); Natalie Perera (Executive Director, Education Policy Institute); and Paul Tarn (Chief Executive, Delta Academies Trust).
Conference chair: Ed Dorrell (Head of Content, Tes)