Programme

Rethinking the roles of educational leaders in times of change

Programme

Day 1
22 Sep 2017

Registration & Refreshments

Participant Registration at the Welcome Desk

Keynote 1: Building Leadership Capacity

Building Leadership Capacity to Enhance Children’s Learning In this opening talk, Professor Merseth will discuss the qualities and characteristics of effective school leaders and directors in a time of change. ...
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Katherine Merseth

Keynote 2: School Leadership and Education System Reform

School Leadership And Education System Reform: A Paradox And A Quest The paradox in this title refers to a set of contradictions that sit at the heart of education policy in many...
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Toby Greany
12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Keynote 3: Sustainable School Leadership

Schools in the UK are undoubtedly under unprecedented pressure from the DfE in terms of assessment & curriculum changes and significant funding cuts. There is also the difficulty of recruiting...
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Chris Ingate

Keynote 4: Leadership for Learning

Leadership for Learning: A principled approach to improving schools internationally Details following soon…
Sue Swaffield
14:50 - 15:30

Coffee Break

Parallel Session I: The 25 Characteristics of High-Performing Schools

The 25 Characteristics of High-Performing Schools – A School-led Improvement System In order to find an answer to the question “What makes an effective school?” EES for Schools worked during 2014-15...
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Tracy Goodway

Parallel Session II: Improving the Instructional Capacity of Teachers

Improving the Instructional Capacity of Teachers in Turnaround Schools This parallel session will introduce a specific and detailed approach that principals and school leaders may use to improve instructional practice...
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Katherine Merseth

Parallel Session III: Principles of Harmony

During the workshop session, Richard will outline the seven principles of Harmony and how they have inspired the work he is doing at Ashley School and elsewhere. The session will...
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Richard Dunne
16:45 -19:00

Cambridge City Tour & Guided Punt River Tour

Day 2
23 Sep 2017

Keynote 5: Limitations of Distributed Leadership

Limitations of Distributed Leadership: Critical reflections and ways forward Distributed leadership has been a major, influential approach to improving leadership and school education for over a decade. In this keynote,...
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Philip Woods

Keynote 6: Transforming Education: Connecting Logic, Love & Learning

Transforming Education: Connecting Logic, Love & Learning Education is the cornerstone of civilisation, and its impact on teachers, children, families and communities is incalculable. This makes teachers social architects, and...
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Lynnclaire Dennis
10:50-11:20

Coffee Break

Keynote 7: The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure: Teaching for Autonomy, Competence and Connection What’s the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has...
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Jessica Lahey
12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Keynote 8: Crafting a Truly Equal Education System in Times of Change

The damaging impact of entrenched ideas of gender in our education system are routinely overlooked because these days, girls outperform boys in exams. This success masks a real problem: from...
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Sophie Walker

Keynote 9: Storytellling -What makes a great leader?

“What an old man sees sitting down, a young man cannot see standing up” Ibo Proverb. What makes a great leader? Is it age, vision, purpose, gender, experience or sense...
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Jan Blake
14:50 - 15:30

Coffee Break & Book Signing

Parallel Session I: Creativity and Design Thinking for School Leaders

Our schools, teachers, and school leaders are in desperate need for change and transformation. Educators can get inspiration from the world of Silicon Valley (i.e. firms like Pixar, Google, Ideo,...
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Fahri Karakas

Parallel Session II: Teacher Rounds

Teachers have been monitored, evaluated, observed and judged throughout their careers. The fear and anxiety caused by formal observations has resulted in a climate of mistrust that provided little opportunity...
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Kenny Frederick

Parallel Session III: Teacher Workload and Wellbeing

Strategies for schools to help support teachers and alleviate workload. What are the drivers for teacher workload? What does the research show? How does teacher workload impact on teacher wellbeing?...
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Ross M. McGill
16:45 - 18:30

Influential Educational Leaders Award 2017

Day 3
24 Sep 2017

Keynote 10: The Many Paradoxes of Leading for the Future

The Many Paradoxes of Leading for the Future No matter what your field or industry, leadership today is beset by paradox and conflicting demands, and the manifold of great changes...
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Alf Rehn

Keynote 11: School Leadership

School Leadership: New Contexts and New Challenges Highly successful school leaders have been shown to demonstrate a number of key features and characteristics. They are optimistic, enthusiastic and curious, committed...
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Peter Earley
10:50-11:20

Coffee Break

Parallel Session I: Educational Leadership for a Global Society

Educational Leadership for a Global Society; Empowering Young Societal Innovators for Equity and Renewal in a ‘Post-truth’ Context Across the world communities are struggling to survive, small communities, large communities,...
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Alison Taysum

Parallel Session II: School Leadership and Education System Reform

 School Leadership and Education System Reform: New Contexts and New Challenges This session will focus on the current educational landscape in England and how school leaders are responding to this...
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Peter Earley

Parallel Session III: Creativity and Design Thinking for School Leaders

Our schools, teachers, and school leaders are in desperate need for change and transformation. Educators can get inspiration from the world of Silicon Valley (i.e. firms like Pixar, Google, Ideo,...
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Fahri Karakas
12:20 - 12:30

Concluding Remarks