In association with NASM, explore the future of secondary moderns

  • The research: evidence of inequity
  • The policies: Ofsted and measuring progress
  • The solutions: curriculum and building learning cultures

One in every five secondary schools in England are adversely affected by academic selection.


This causes issues in Progress 8, funding, recruitment and achievement in these schools.


Join us to build a future where all schools are treated fairly and all students are equal.

Tackling the practical challenge

  • Curriculums made to suit
    • Avoid ‘one size fits all’ mentality
    • Ten features of an effective curriculum

  • Closing the gap
    • Overcoming social deprivation
    • Tackling the perception gap

  • A balanced and motivated environment
    • The social determinants of attainment
    • Strategies to reduce cognitive overload

  • The five key strategies to redress the balance
    • Political lobbying
    • Requests for high-probability support
    • Local action
    • Engagement with research
    • An alliance for equity

  • Let the research speak
    • In-depth analysis of how Progress 8 measures impact on non-selective schools
    • Effective strategies for social mobility
    • The impact of selective schools on their non-selective counterparts

Join NASM today

£250/year for non-school membership

£350/year for school membership

Membership will give you access to:

  • One free place at our national conference
  • Partnerships and links with policy-makers and educational organisations
  • Data to share and analyse related to secondary modern schools, including providing a register of best practice
  • Research to aid in strategic planning and provide evidence of the value of work within the secondary modern sector
  • Networking opportunities with leaders and governors from other secondary modern schools
  • Lobby to future the cause of secondary modern schools

For more details, please email info@secondarymoderns.co.uk

Book by 10th May to avoid disappointment!

Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Tom is a researcher, lecturer and former teacher. His areas of expertise include educational evaluation and monitoring, quantitative methods, secondary data analysis and rapid evidence assessment.

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Stephen Gorard

Stephen Gorard

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Stephen is Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute at Durham University. His work concerns the robust evaluation of education as a lifelong process, focusing on issues of equity and effectiveness.

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Sean Harford

Sean Harford

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Sean Harford became National Director, Education in September 2015. Sean was appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector in 2003. Since joining Ofsted he has worked in school improvement, school inspection policy and organisational restructuring. His previous post in Ofsted was Regional Director (South). Before joining Ofsted, Sean was a teacher and a successful senior leader in a secondary school in the East of England, as well as associate adviser for a local authority.

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Mick Waters

Mick Waters

Date: 28th Jun 2019

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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Kevan Collins

Kevan Collins

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Sir Kevan became the first Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation in 2011. Prior to this he had a distinguished career in education, having previously been Chief Executive of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In 2015 he was recognised for services to education with a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Dominic Herrington

Dominic Herrington

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Dominic has been Interim National Schools Commissioner since September 2018. He is also the Regional Schools Commissioner and previous Director of the Academies Group with the Department for Education.

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Desmond Deehan

Desmond Deehan

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Desmond is CEO/Executive Headteacher of the newly formed Odyssey Trust for Education. He is also an Ofsted Inspector and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Date: 28th Jun 2019

Andy is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning educational trainer, consultant and writer. He co-developed the Outstanding Teaching Intervention, that has helped numerous schools transform the quality of teaching and learning and helped them achieve Outstanding.

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09:00 - 09:15

Welcome from Stephen Cox, Director of Osiris Educational

Keynote

 

By Stephen Cox

 

09:15 - 10:00

Evidence of Inequity in the System

Keynote

 
- Discover the relevance of policies on school diversity - Social determinants of attainment - The relative effectiveness of grammar schools and their impact on social segregation - Unpick the north/south divide

By Professor Stephen Gorard

 

10:00 - 10:45

The Perils of Progress Measure

Keynote

 
- The perils and limitations of progress measures - Unpick six years of research into school performance measures - Reforming progress measures: the alternatives - How school leaders could and should reclaim ownership over how schools are evaluated

By Dr Tom Perry

 

11:00 - 11:30

Building Capacity for Growth While Improving Standards

Keynote

 
- How to manage the delivery of a school improvement model - How to evaluate its effectiveness

By Dominic Herrington

 

11:30 - 12:15

What Schools Can Do to Thrive

Keynote

 
- Lessons from studies involving over one-third of England's schools - A range of resources designed to improve academic and non-academic outcomes - Implications for school leadership and school improvement

By Sir Kevan Collins

 

13:00 - 13:45

The Revised Ofsted Framework and What This Means for Secondary Moderns

Keynote

 

By Sean Harford HMI

 

13:45 - 14:15

A New Hope?

Keynote

 
- Could grammar schools be part of the solution, not the problem? - How Multi-Academy Trusts and grammar schools have transformational power - How to promote collaboration, hope and optimism instead of competition, enmity and division

By Desmond Deehan

 

14:30 - 15:15

How to Design a Great Learning Culture for the Adults in your School

Keynote

 
Based on ideas from his latest book 'The Learning Imperative', Andy will explore how such learning cultures can be created. - How to reduce cognitive overload - How perception gaps can stop improvement and how they can be closed - How a culture of truth and trust can be created to kill all toxic anti-learning germs dead

By Andy Griffith

 

15:15 - 16:00

Through the Eye of a Needle

Keynote

 
- How to develop curriculum experiences to meet the needs, backgrounds, experiences and aspirations of all pupils - What we could do better, nationally and in individual schools - Practical suggestions for use back in school as we consider the ten features of an effective curriculum for all learners

By Professor Mick Waters

 

16:00 - 16:15

Chair's Summary of the Day

Keynote

 

By Stephen Cox

 

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