Welsh Leadership Conference 2018

  • Leading the Implementation of the New Curriculum

  • Raising Standards and Improving Outcomes for Learners

  • Maximising impact and making learning visible

  • Latest updates on:

    • The digital competence framework
    • Pedagogy in the light of the new curriculum
    • Inspection

Clearly enable leaders to efficiently implement the new curriculum in Wales.

Successfully develop children to become:

Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives.

Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.

Ethical, informed citizens of Wales & world.

Healthy, confident individuals, leading fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Latest updates on:

The digital competence framework.

Creative and expressive arts.

High-quality teaching and learning.

Estyn, to include:

- the new Inspection Framework

- amended 4-point judgement scale

- changes to notice periods and inspection durations

Practical ideas for:

Raising standards.

Improving outcomes for learners.

Achieving excellence.

Maximising impact.

Making learning visible.

Tracy Jones

Tracy Jones

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Tracy is a primary school headteacher with eight years experience, six of which are at her current school, Ysgol Merllyn in North Wales. She has worked in both England and Wales in both mainstream and specialist schools. Tracey has also worked as a seconded challenge adviser for Gwe and an Estyn Peer Inspector.

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Tom Crick

Tom Crick

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Tom is Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy at Cardiff Metropolitan University and chaired the development of the new Digital Competence Framework. He offers insight as an expert advisor to the Welsh Government and shares his passion for research and policy. 

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Russell Grigg

Russell Grigg

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Dr Grigg is passionate about excellent teaching and is able to draw on more than twenty years experience in the primary field, as teacher, inspector, teacher trainer, leader, consultant, researcher and writer. A second edition of his best-selling book 'Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher' has recently been published.

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Nina Jackson

Nina Jackson

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Nina is winner of the IPDA International Prize for Education and worked with the Ministry of Education, UNESCO and UNICEF around the world. She is a best-selling author who demonstrates how creative and expressive arts fit into the new curriculum in Wales. Nina brings warmth, humanity, honesty and fun to every environment.

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Mick Waters

Mick Waters

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Mick is Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton. He was previously Director of Curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and took a lead role in national reviews and helping schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design.

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Martin Morgan

Martin Morgan

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Martin's experience in the classroom along with leadership is driven by a desire to motivate learners through a creative curriculum, whilst raising standards. You will leave the day loaded with practical tools and strategies to implement when you return to school.

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Jonathan Agar

Jonathan Agar

Date: 25th Jan 2018

Jonathan is an Assistant Headteacher at Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil. He is currently leading the Visible Learning programme at the school, with the aim of improving teaching and learning and creating visible learners. Bishop Hedley is half-way through the Visible Learning Plus programme.

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Frances Clegg

Frances Clegg

Date: 25th Jan 2018

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09:40 - 11:10

Where Curriculum Meets Pedagogy, Meets Leadership


- How leaders can enable teachers to be the best they can be. - Focus teachers to think afresh about pedagogy in the light of new curriculum perspectives. - Blend policy with practice to effect learning.

By Professor Mick Waters


11:25 - 12:40

Digital Competence Framework


- How the use of technology and the development of a digital culture is having an impact in Wales. - What will digital leadership look like in Welsh schools over the coming years, and how can we be ready for it? - Develop high-value transferable digital skills.

By Professor Tom Crick MBE


12:40 - 13:00




By Professor Mick Waters & Professor Tom Crick MBE


13:00 - 13:30

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1


I do not wish to attend a lunchtime session 1

Capable Learners: Bishop Hedley and Archbishop McGrath High Schools

- See how Visible Learning is improving teaching and learning. - Creating Visible Learners.

By Jonathan Agar & Frances Clegg


13:30 - 14:00

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2


Capable Learners: Ysgol Merllyn School – Primary Case Study

- See how Visible Learning research and training has transformed this school. - Discover how the children have progressed as learners over the last three years.

By Tracy Jones

I do not wish to attend a lunchtime session 2


14:05 - 14:50

Creative and Expressive Arts in the Welsh Curriculum


- Develop creativity in children to inspire them to become global citizens. - Enable children to become capable, ambitious learners. - Promote healthy, confident and ethically informed citizens through creative and expressive arts.

By Nina Jackson


15:00 - 16:00

The Latest Updates from Estyn


- Discover what is new to Estyn including: framework, judgements and changes to procedure.

By Dr Russell Grigg


First delegate rate

£349 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£329 + VAT

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