West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference 2016
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PROGRAMME     (Draft edition that may be subject to minor changes)
Download printable Programme HERE
8:45 - 9:30
REGISTRATION [Entrance Foyer]
REFRESHMENTS, EXHIBITION & NETWORKING [Balcony Suite]
9:35 - 9:45
Welcome & Scene Setting
9:45 - 10:00
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Journey So Far! 
10:00 - 10:40
Keynote with Q&A
10:40 - 11:05 REFRESHMENTS, EXHIBITION & NETWORKING
Peer2Peer Clinics ongoing
11:05
The Fear Factor!
Interactive Live Voting
11:10 - 11:45
Our Region in Focus! So What?
With interview guests:
For the following parallel sessions, delegates will be divided into two groups. You will be asked to choose your preferred group upon registration.
  GROUP 1   GROUP 2
       

Session 1

11:45 - 12:25

Workshop 1 [Forum Suite]
Workshop 2 [Corbett Suite] 
Peer2Peer Clinic [Main Conference Room]
Collaboration & Exhibition Time
 
Workshop 3 [Grandstand Suite]
Peer2Peer Clinics [Main Conference Room]
Collaboration & Exhibition Time
       

Session 2

12:25 - 13:05

Lunch [Balcony & Gallery Suite]
Exhibition  [Balcony & Gallery Suite]
 
Workshop 1 [Forum Suite]
Workshop 2 [Corbett Suite]
Peer2Peer Clinics [Main Conference Room]
Collaboration Time
       

Session 3

13:05 - 13:45

Workshop 3 [Grandstand Suite] 
Peer2Peer Clinics [Main Conference Room]
Collaboration Time 
 
Lunch [Balcony & Gallery Suite]
Exhibition [Balcony & Gallery Suite]
14:00 - 14:15
Creativity Will Save The World!
Ben Humphrey, Actor, Director, Writer, Lecturer; Associate Director, Worcester Repertory Theatre; fellow of RSA; Artistic Director, Swan Youth Theatre @benhumphreyuk
14:15
Is Together Better?
Interactive Live Voting
14:20 - 14:55
Collaborate or Perish!
Mary & guests
14:55 - 15:35
Inspirational Keynote: Just Dare to Dream!
15:35
One Last Go
Interactive Live Voting
15:40 - 15:55
Out of the Rabbit Hole! 
15:55 - 16:30 Further Collaboration & Discussion over a cup of tea!
16:30 CONFERENCE CLOSE
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WORKSHOPS    GO BACK TO TOP
You can chose to attend 2 of the 3 workshops all of which will include opportunities for collaborative engagement.
 
WORKSHOP 1
PUPIL PREMIUM [ROOM: FORUM SUITE - LEVEL 1]
This workshop/discussion will provide an opportunity to explore some of the issues surrounding Pupil Premium and of the benefits of a Pupil Premium review. 
After a short introduction from an experienced Pupil Premium reviewer, facilitators will encourage discussion and audience participation. In particular the facilitators will seek to explore with you how Pupil Premium students can achieve further gains from a more focussed approach.
 
WORKSHOP 2
OFSTED puts a spotlight on West Midlands [ROOM: CORBETT SUITE - LEVEL 1]
This will provide an opportunity for Ofsted to share some of the key issues that are currently affecting the West Midlands and its sub regions. Facilitators will encourage discussion as to how we can work collaboratively in addressing these issues.
 
WORKSHOP 3
S2S SUPPORT: Why would you do it?  [ROOM: GRANDSTAND SUITE - LEVEL 1]
This workshop/discussion will provide an opportunity to explore some of the issues surrounding school-to-school support.  
After a short introduction from an experienced NLE who wears his heart on his sleeve in terms of why he loves working with other school leaders, facilitators will encourage discussion and audience participation. In particular, the facilitators will seek to explore with you how S2S can work even better through deeper collaboration and a joining together of the expertise in a locality. Why should we support other schools?  How can we do this in a way which empowers local school leaders? Come along and join the debate!
 
 
   
Peer2Peer CLINICS [Conference room] GO BACK TO TOP
Responding to feedback from last year, a ‘drop-in’ clinic format has been introduced to provide the perfect opportunity for peer2peer sharing and 'advice giving' as well as specific information gathering.
 
Peer2Peer: Becoming a MAT
Your questions answered
 
Joined by headteacher colleagues
Peer2Peer: Collaboration for Excellence in ITT
Recruiting the next generation of great teachers
 
Find out more about:
The Teach West Midlands ITT network
Teach WM website to support recruitment
Sharing good practice in ITT (particularly School Direct)
 
Peer2Peer: Talent Spotting & Leadership Development
With identifying and developing potential leaders being a key function of a successful school, this clinic offers the opportunity to speak to the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher of one of the highest performing primary schools in the country about their approach to this issue.
 
Peer2Peer: How & Why?
What are the benefits of joining a Teaching School Alliance?
 
Peer2Peer: R&D
Creating a research culture in your school
 
Peer2Peer: The Future of Governance
The role of NLGs
Paul Crisp is a National Leader of Governance, the Chair of a multi-academy trust and one of the region’s Teaching and Leadership Advisers supporting NCTL’s work. He has worked with school leaders and their governors in a variety of ways including undertaking reviews of governance, skills audits and helping groups of schools evaluate the merits of different forms of academy conversion. This will be an opportunity to learn about how schools respond to the governance challenges, particularly in the light of the White Paper, Education Excellence Everywhere.
 
Peer2Peer: Creating outstanding schools through the Arts
An opportunity to look at the arts as part of a balanced curriculum that contributes to school improvement, addresses issues around SMSC and British Values, and is part of developing outstanding schools.
Arts Connect is an initiative of the University of Wolverhampton working with Culture Central, to deliver the Arts Council’s Bridge programme in the West Midlands to improve the arts and cultural engagement of children and young people.
 
 
 
     
   
 
 

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