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25th November 2020

9:10 am
Chair's Opening Remarks
Andrew Jack
Andrew Jack
Global Education Editor
Financial Times
Confirmed
9:15 am
Opening Keynote Address: Independent Schools - 2020 Vision
  • What we learned this year through Covid-19 , from the January ISC Census to the Autumn pupil numbers survey
  • Why it is important to connect with other schools and our wider communities
Julie Robinson
Julie Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Schools Council (confirmed)
Confirmed
9:35 am
Panel: Managing Uncertainty & Navigating the Biggest Challenge of the Century
  • Analysing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on operations, and fees and what schools will need to do to adapt to this new world in the short, medium and long term  
  • Reviewing the spatial and behavioural challenges of a phased return. What can be done to protect the school day and boarding community  
  • Prioritising staff and pupil wellbeing, self-care and continuing pastoral support, while maintaining blended teaching provision. How are schools, staff, parents, and pupils adapting to the new model?  
  • The New ISI Framework: The way ahead
Christopher King
Christopher King
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Association of Prep Schools (confirmed)
Confirmed
Colin Bell
Colin Bell
Chief Executive Officer
Council of British International Schools (confirmed)
Confirmed
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (confirmed)
Confirmed
10:05 am
Restructuring and Recovery for the Future: Protecting the Independent School Sector
  • Assessing the impact of Covid-19 and the financial threats on Independent Schools including: 
  1. the loss of mandatory business rate relief 
  2. continued affordability of the teacher pension scheme  
  3. rising salary costs  
  4. and the financial position of both UK and international parents affected as a result of the  immediate downturn 
  • Discussing the evolution of the bursar role and how senior management teams should be pivoting to ensure that they are in the best position to recover and thrive  
  • Supporting cash flow hit by a shortfall in domestic and international enrolments through alternative funding sources, government schemes and loans and consolidation  
  • Exploring cash generative opportunities that could exist, so the any committed schemes, programmes, infrastructure investments and operational elements remain unaffected  
David Woodgate
David Woodgate
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Schools Bursars Association
Confirmed
10:30 am
Morning Break, Networking and Exhibition
11:00 am
Case Study: How developing an education of 21st century relevance has improved pupils’ creativity and learning, pupil attainment and the culture and reputation of a Surrey Prep School
  • Curriculum Development to Future-Proof Children
  • Fostering Parent Buy-in
  • Affecting Change – Empowering Middle Leaders
Tania Botting
Tania Botting
Headmistress
Greenfield Prep School
Confirmed
David Brown
David Brown
Deputy Headteacher
Greenfield Prep School
Confirmed
11:25 am
Reinventing Boarding and Recovering from the Impact of Covid-19
  • Will overseas students return? Driving domestic intake and reviewing the future of boarding provision and international uptake post lockdown  
  • Detailing the protective measures and social distancing framework which will need to be implemented to run a boarding house, which will enhance student outcomes  
  • Meeting the demands of the modern-day boarder: prioritising holistic development through carefully curated academic, pastoral and support initiatives 
  • Maintaining a multicultural mix of students which reflects the modern world outside  
Robin Fletcher
Robin Fletcher
CEO
Boarding Schools' Association and BSA Group
Confirmed
James Dahl
James Dahl
Headmaster
Wellington College
Confirmed
11:55 am
Virtual Roundtable Sessions

Our virtual roundtable sessions are open to all attendees. The sessions will allow attendees to drive their own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas.

Sessions being covered include:

  • How best practice data protection can boost student intake and retention
  • Update by the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel (ISTIP)  on teacher trainee numbers and developments
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Independent Schools
  • Getting to know your MP – Come and listen to ISC’s policy and public affairs team explain the best way to build those relationships.
12:15 pm
Seminar Session: Secure digital learning - coming, ready or not!

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital learning and forced independent schools to quickly adapt to delivering courses, classes and activities online. Regardless of where independent schools were in their digital transformation journey prior to the pandemic, online learning has become the new norm and is here to stay. In this session we will explore how to deliver a secure digital learning experience while saving the costs, time and stress associated with traditional cyber security deployments. Experts will also discuss the data protection implications of online learning and how to safeguard the privacy students, parents and staff.

Hosted by Norm Cyber

Join this session to hear practical examples and useful advice which you can put use today!

Speaker:

Matthew Lim, Head of Digital Education at Cheltenham Ladies College

 

1:00 pm
Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
1:50 pm
Seminar Sessions
2:20 pm
Key Supporter Session
2:40 pm
Education Technology and making it work for you
  • Learn about CCS frameworks: Who CCS are and what we can offer you
  • What is the Education Technology: Overview of the agreement and what you can purchase
  • Approved by DfE: How CCS worked with DfE to design the agreement
  • Templates to help you run your procurement: How CCS can help you run your procurement
Leah Fletcher
Leah Fletcher
Commercial Agreement Manager, Education Technology
Crown Commercial Service
Invited
3:00 pm
Afternoon Break, Networking & Exhibition
3:35 pm
Panel: Opportunities of Going Digital- Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • Reviewing the direction of digital learning will take in independent schools, sharing best practice and lessons learned 
  • Reflecting on the best options to engage students virtually, which are personal and also improve learning outcomes 
  • Learning how extensive digital learning and teaching will become integral to the overall curriculum development and strategy   
Rachel Evans
Rachel Evans
Director of Digital Learning & Innovation
Wimbledon High School (GDST)
Confirmed
Ian Yorston
Ian Yorston
Director of Digital Strategy
Radley College
Confirmed
4:05 pm
The Future of Independent Schools: Debating the Next Steps
  1. This session will be led by the audience 
  2. Top 5/10 issues will be selected from the audience and brought to the table for debate among the experts 
Fiona Boulton
Fiona Boulton
Chair and Headmistress
The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference 2019/20 / Guildford High
Confirmed
Cheryl Giovannoni
Cheryl Giovannoni
Chief Executive Officer
Girls' Day School Trust
Confirmed
Rudi Eliott Lockhart
Rudi Eliott Lockhart
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Schools Association
Confirmed