An exciting one-day Academic Conference focusing on Maximising Pupil Progress

To be held at our campus in Cold Ash, Berkshire – on Tuesday 13th June from 9.45am – 5pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Heads and CEOs, Deputy Heads, Governors, Curriculum Leaders, Department Heads & Teachers

Booking is essential – book tickets here: Maximising Pupil Progress

We are delighted that Katharine Birbalsingh CBE, Headmistress of Michaela Community School, and the Minister of State for Schools, The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, will be our keynote speakers. Their keynote addresses will be followed by a ‘Head-to-Head’ Q&A session.

The event schedule will also feature breakout sessions led by senior figures from secondary schools around the UK. There will be excellent networking opportunities along with invaluable CPD, too – all with outstanding Downe House hospitality! (Each Delegate pass includes a delicious lunch and afternoon tea.)

Katharine Birbalsingh has the knack of generating a good deal of debate and her school’s Progress 8 scores place it at the top of the UK rankings. The combination of Katharine, a long-serving Schools Minister and many other senior educators, will undoubtedly make this a highly stimulating and thought-provoking event.

Breakout discussion/CPD sessions

One goal of the Conference is to bring together many schools from both the maintained and independent sectors so that we learn from each other – our programme of guest speakers and breakout session leaders is tailored to deliver just that – all with a focus on how educators can Maximise Pupil Progress:

(Please note, each delegate will be invited to book onto two of these breakout sessions nearer to the date. Advance notice will be given of the date booking opens for the breakout sessions as capacity in each venue is limited)

Helping our pupils to find their voices

Clare Wagner (Head, The Henrietta Barnett School, London) and Jane Lunnon (Head, Alleyn’s, London)

Building the culture and values of a school

Ron Skelton (Headteacher & CEO, Broadway Academy, Birmingham) and John Moule (Warden, Radley College, Oxford)

Putting effective principles of learning into practice

Gemma Piper (CEO, Kennet School Academies Trust, Berkshire) and Andrew Atherton (Director of Learning & Research, Downe House, Berkshire)

Governance: Learning across sectors

Andrea Arlidge (Chief Executive of Futura Learning Partnership, South West England) and Jaideep Barot (HMC Chair Elect & Headmaster, Bristol Grammar School, Bristol)

Developing character through pupil leadership

Mariella Ardron (Principal, Chelsea Academy, London) and a second speaker TBC

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