Agenda

Day 1December 1, 2022
9:15 am - 9:20 am
Chair’s Opening Address

Speakers

Lord Lucas
Editor in Chief
The Good Schools Guide
Confirmed
9:20 am - 9:50 am
Opening Keynote – Celebrating Success
  • Using the strengths of the sector to face the challenges of the present environment
  • What makes schools unique, makes schools competitive
  • Building on the excellent foundations to face adversity

Speakers

Julie Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Schools Council (ISC )
Confirmed
9:50 am - 10:10 am
How to Improve Disciplinary Literacy at Your School
  • What is disciplinary literacy?
  • How can we address disciplinary literacy across the curriculum?
  • So what impact does disciplinary literacy have?

Session hosted by Bedrock Learning

Speakers

Ellie Ashton
Senior English Specialist
Bedrock Learning
Confirmed
10:10 am - 10:30 am
Keynote from Andrew Lewer MBE MP
  • The work of the APPG Independent Education Review: Supporting a broad state school curriculum
  • How independent schools can support a broad and balanced state school curriculum
  • Are there opportunities for independent schools to support the development of resilience, confidence, and other social skills through partnerships?
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Session reserved for our Gold Sponsor
10:50 am - 11:20 am
Exhibition and Networking
11:20 am - 12:00 am
Overcoming Challenges to the Sector
  • What are schools doing to build resilience for their setting in terms of organisational learning? Can this be used to strengthen your setting and the sector?
  • How to tackle the big issues from teachers’ pensions, to the changing political environment
  • The importance of having a clear understanding of your settings strengths and weaknesses and using this to develop your school
  • Supporting pupil and staff wellbeing in uncertain times, particularly considering the exams sat in the summer

Chair

Lord Lucas
Editor in Chief
The Good Schools Guide
Confirmed

Speakers

David Woodgate
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Schools Bursars Association
Confirmed
Sarah Bellotti
Chair
The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students’ (BAISIS)
Confirmed
Irfan Latif
Principal
DLD College London
Confirmed
Melvyn Roffe
Principal & Chair Elect
George Watson’s College & Headmasters' and Headmistress' Conference
Confirmed
12:00 am - 12:30 pm
The 2023 Framework
  • The contents of the new inspection framework
  • Implications the new framework will have on practice
  • The relationship between internal and external quality assurance

Chair

Lord Lucas
Editor in Chief
The Good Schools Guide
Confirmed

Speakers

Vanessa Ward
Chief Executive-Chief Inspector
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Confirmed
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Safeguarding Practice – Learning the Lessons from Case Reviews
  • Exploring the key themes from recent case practice reviews
  • Comparing current themes with historic case reviews
  • Understanding the implications for safeguarding practice in schools
  • Why organisational culture is so critical in being able to address these challenges

 

       Session hosted by the Safeguarding Company.

      This session will take place in the Moore Room.

Speakers

Mike Glanville
Chief Safeguarding Officer
The Safeguarding Company
Confirmed
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
E-Energy

This session will take place in the Abbey Room.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Session Available For Sponsorship
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Cubbie

This session will take place in the Wordsworth Room.  

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Navigating the ethical challenges of educational travel
  • Climate change
  • Environmental issues
  • Ethics in cultural exchanges & community engagement
  • How to advocate and implement change

Session hosted by World Challenge. 

This session will take place in the Wesley Room.

Speakers

Liz Tuck
Product & Sustainability Team Manager
World Challenge
Confirmed
1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Future of Student Digital Safety in The Classroom
  • The new and enduring challenges facing your IT and teaching staff
  • The real risks to your students’ safety and mental wellbeing
  • How you can futureproof your classrooms and digital environment

Session hosted by Securly.

This session will take place in the Moore Room.

Speakers

Craig Fearnsides
Product Manager
Securly
Confirmed
Ronnie Fraser
UK & EMEA Education Specialist
Securly
Confirmed
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Session Available For Sponsorship
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Thriving in the cost-of-living crisis: How schools are using transport technology to improve safeguarding, increase admissions and recoup lost revenue
  • The latest research from school leaders on investing in transport technology to control costs
  • Why school transport can be the differentiator for parent and pupil choice
  • How can school transport technology increase parent satisfaction and communication, achieve net zero and optimise costs
  • Managing ongoing driver shortages and increasing fuel costs

 

Session hosted by Kura .

This session will take place in the Wesley Room.

Speakers

Godfrey Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Kura
Confirmed
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Pensions: Breaking Down the Complexity for Your Schools Pension
  • Hear a balanced view on reasons for and against leaving the Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Hear latest research on how staff are demanding a sustainable pension
  • How to reduce the costs associated with your pension for your school
  • Can your schools pension help you reach your net zero goals?

Session hosted by Smart Pensions. 

This session will take place in the Wordsworth Room. 

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Rightmove

Session hosted by Rightmove.

This session will take place in the Abbey Room.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Exhibition and Networking
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ISC Census 2022: Understanding the market in which you operate.
  • Trends from the latest ISC Census Report
  • What the ISC Census means for decision makers in independent schools
  • Details of pupil number trends

Speakers

Jonathan Parkes
Head of Research and Data
Independent Schools Council (ISC )
Confirmed
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Let The Questions Be the Curriculum: Curriculum Design and School Culture
  • Rethinking school curricula to reflect your school culture, diversity and values
  • Tackling unconscious bias in your curricular
  • Fostering a love of learning through pupil directed learning, agreed co-constructed curricular and creative approaches for teaching soft skills such as extra-curricular activities
  • Parallel curriculum groups and uniting learning across the school

Speakers

Will Goldsmith
Headmaster
Bedales Schools
Confirmed
Rachel Boyle
Dean of Carnegie School of Education
Leeds Beckett University
Confirmed
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Digital Safeguarding in a Digital World
  • Using data to support safeguarding practices
  • Understanding the changing challenges in safeguarding
  • Digital safeguarding in a digital world
  • Keeping pupils safe and sexual harassment

Speakers

Luke Ramsden
Senior Deputy Head
St Benedict's School
Confirmed
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Case Study: Losing Charitable Status
  • What the situation is in Scotland
  • What is the likely prognosis – will we inevitably lose charitable status itself?
  • What does that mean and are there ways around it? (incorporating in England has been suggested!)
  • What would an ex-charitable sector look like? Should we embrace it? Are there opportunities as well as threats?

Speakers

Melvyn Roffe
Principal & Chair Elect
George Watson’s College & Headmasters' and Headmistress' Conference
Confirmed
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Custodians and Stewardship: Managing School Estates
  • Investing in your buildings now, for the future. How will future-proofing buildings now pay dividends later
  • Identifying how to invest in school infrastructure which will support diversifying revenue streams
  • Making buildings sustainable with the aim of improving energy efficiency

Speakers

Tom Rogerson
Headmaster
Cottesmore School
Confirmed
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Admissions and a Changing Landscape
  • Maintaining international pupil recruitment in the face of international political crisis
  • Managing the expectations of new parents, from both the international and local markets
  • Using international pupil fees to support local bursaries
  • Sustaining admissions in challenging times

Speakers

Tammy Parks
Associate Director of University Admissions and Outreach
A List Education
Confirmed
Alicia Luba
Consultancy Director
Oxbridge Applications
Confirmed
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Star Academies and Eton College: What We Know Now and How This Can Support Your Partnerships
  •  What role can the Independent Sector play in the Government’s 2030 Trust agenda?
  • Using the lessons from Star Academies, how can independent schools work in closer collaboration with the Maintained Sector?
  • How can smaller settings cement, develop and strengthen existing partnerships to bring greater value to partnerships?

Speakers

Tom Arbuthnott
Deputy Head (Partnerships) & Co-Founder
Eton College & Schools Together Group
Confirmed
Stephen Edwards
Director of Partnerships
Star Academies
Confirmed
Sue Riley
Chief Executive Officer
School Partnership Alliance
Confirmed
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Crisis Partnerships- How Can Independent Schools Support Schools Abroad in Times of Crisis?

Fireside Chat

 

  • How can independent Schools in the United Kingdom support schools in crisis zones or areas experiencing disasters or catastrophes?
  • What role can UK independent schools take in supporting humanitarian or natural disasters?
  • Do independent schools have a moral obligation to support disaster relief?
  • Would schools (both here and overseas) benefit from formalised contingency plans in the event of an unforeseen crisis?

 

Speakers

Emma McKendrick
Headmistress
Downe House School
Confirmed
Margaret Garrard
Chief Oprating Officer
The Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
Invited
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Taking Your School Global: Overseas Campuses, Can Independent Schools Afford to Miss Out?
  • With expenditure on education across the globe rising, which developing markets are most suitable for expansion or establishment of Independent Schools?
  • How to go about forming partnerships with overseas schools or establishing a campus abroad?
  • What are the benefits to your school through overseas partnerships and schools?
  • Building cultural capital within your school through overseas partnerships

Speakers

Pam Mundy
Director
Pam Mundy Associates
Confirmed
John Todd
Director of Education
Huntington Education Group
Confirmed
4:30 am - 6:00 pm
Going Green to Support Pupil Wellbeing
  • What are the meaningful actions schools can take to become more sustainable?
  • How can student voice be heard in school policy when seeking to be more environmentally friendly?
  • Allowing pupils to champion causes important for them as a way of approaching ‘eco- anxiety’

 

16:30 – 16:45

  • Introductions and context of sustainability and eco-anxiety. A brief overview of case studies.

 

16:45 – 17:00

  • Choice of 5 elevator pitches. Case study discussion for about 5 minutes before Q&A with attendees

 

17:00 – 17:15

  • A repeat of 5 case study pitches. 5-minute presentation followed by Q&A

 

17:15 – 17:30

  • A final repeat of 5 case study pitches

 

17:30 – 17:35

  • Closing of session and day. Welcome to continue drinks and networking until 6pm.

Chair

Lord Lucas
Editor in Chief
The Good Schools Guide
Confirmed

Speakers

James Firth
Foundation Environmental Impact Coordinator
University College School
Confirmed
Jane Prescott
Headmistress
Portsmouth High School
Confirmed
Jackie Smith
Consulting Project Director
Futures Institute at Dollar Academy
Confirmed
Caroline Hickman
Lecturer
University of Bath
Confirmed
Rachel Musson
Founder & Director of Education
ThoughtBox Education
Confirmed