Leadership Conference Day 2 - The Leadership Challenges of 2016-2017

  • Navigate the new frameworks to lead effectively in the current policy climate
  • Best practices for:
    • determining a leadership strategy
    • translating policy into practice
    • demonstrating 'Oustanding' leadership to Ofsted
  • Hear from educational policy heavyweights such as:
    • Sir David Carter - National Schools Comissioner
    • Russell Hobby - General Secretary of the NAHT

Day two's theme ' The Leadership Challenges of 2016-2017' will enable leaders to:

  • Master the presentation of data to evidence progress and improvement to Ofsted

  • Compare different approaches to assessment and accountability

  • Build leadership capacity to sustain long-term school improvment

  • Close the achievement gap and boost outcomes for all pupils

Plus -

  • Essential action points for school leaders preparing for Ofsted inspections

  • Key learnings from schools that have adopted Progress 8 early


Information on speakers coming soon.

09:45 - 10:45

Strategic School Leadership



By Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, DfE


10:55 - 11:40

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1


Transforming Outcomes

Examine the steps to articulating a leadership vision across a chain of academies. Explore the lessons learned from Wakefield City Academy's journey of school improvement.


Pupil Premium: What's Working?

Examine how more effective schools are supporting disadvantaged pupils to achieve.

By Caroline Sharp


11:50 - 12:35

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2


Building Leadership Capacity

How to identify and develop leadership potential to secure a sustained approach to ongoing excellence.

By Dr Max Coates

Progress 8/Attainment 8

How to align your data analysis, pupil tracking and target-setting methodologies with Progress 8/Attainment 8. Discover the key learnings from schools who adopted Progress 8 early.

By Mike Treadaway


13:35 - 14:05

Compulsory Academisation: The Implications for Maintained Schools and Existing Academies



By Dr Nicholas Capstick OBE


14:15 - 15:00

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 3


Life After Levels: Primary

Increase progress by up to 3 times the average by developing assessment-capable learners.

By Martin Morgan

Life After Levels: Secondary

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different assessment systems for tracking and monitoring progress.

By David Driscoll


15:10 - 15:55

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 4


System Leadership

The significance of system leadership and why it is important for all school leaders. Meeting the challenges and opportunities of system leadership.

By Professor Chris James

Common Inspection Framework

What's new, and how to achieve the coveted Outstanding rating under the new Ofsted common inspection framework.

By David Driscoll


16:05 - 16:50

2016/17 Policy Update and Headteacher Challenges



By Russell Hobby, General Secretary, NAHT