Morning, Wednesday, 25th March 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will assess the implementation of Ofsted’s new inspection framework which was introduced in September.
Sessions will examine:
- The impact of the inspection framework so far and how schools have adapted - with experiences of the first schools inspected under the new framework now starting to emerge;
- Issues in meeting the leadership and management judgements in the new framework; and
- Next steps for the school curriculum following the introduction of the quality of education judgement.
Speakers and their expected contributions
The keynote speaker for this conference includes:
- Tom Rees, Executive Director of School Leadership, Ambition Institute - on fostering good leadership standards across the sector.
Speakers sharing case studies and experience include:
- Creating a curriculum that supports a well-rounded education for their pupils - with Catherine Anwar, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Learning Trust;
- Meeting the new quality of education judgement - the role of the curriculum and practices - with John Blake, Director, Strategy and Policy, Now Teach;
- The new leadership and management criteria and the role of school governors - with Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governance Association; and
- Implementing an ethical leadership model across schools - with Carolyn Roberts, Headteacher, Thomas Tallis School, London and Chair, Ethical Leadership Commission.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to consider the reaction of schools so far to the use of the framework in inspections at both a primary and secondary level, with contributions from Rick Carroll, Principal, Thomas Deacon Academy and Dan Morrow, Chief Executive Officer, Woodland Academy Trust.
Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Iftikhar Hussain, University of Sussex; Vicki Nash, Mind; Frank Norris, Co-op; Darren Northcott, NASUWT and Paul Steer, OCR.
The chairs are Lord Lucas and Liz Twist MP.
- Progress in the implementation of Ofsted’s inspection framework;
- The framework so far - adapting to the new judgements, the wellbeing and workload of staff, and inspection of good and outstanding schools;
- Leadership and management criteria - putting in place a clear vision and ethical leadership models, and the impact of the new school finance rating; and
- School curriculum at primary and secondary level - the quality of education judgement, demonstrating cultural capital learning, and ensuring an inclusive, well-rounded education.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Education Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: the DfE; DCMS; Government Legal Department; HMPPS; MoD and the Welsh Government.