Agenda

Day 1December 1, 2022
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Registration and Networking
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
Reframing the “Literacy Policy”

• Creating language-rich culture matters
• Language policy, not literacy policy
• Building a language curriculum

Session hosted by Bedrock Learning

Speakers

Olivia Sumpter
Director of Education
Bedrock Learning
Confirmed
10:10 am - 10:30 am
The Role of The Independent Sector In A Modern Britain
  • 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?

Speakers

Andrew Lewer MBE MP
Chair
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Independent Education
Confirmed
10:30 am - 10:50 am
BT and Berkhamsted School – Transforming Outcomes with 1:1
  • Why Berkhamsted’s 1:1 programme is so important to their overall teaching and learning strategy
  • How the school ensured device use was adopted by teaching staff and fully embedded in the pedagogical approach
  • How their chosen Microsoft Surface devices are used by both students and teachers to make every lesson more engaging and productive
  • How BT’s service and technologies underpin Berkhamsted’s 1:1 strategy and ensure reliability and continuity

Speakers

Hannah Butland
Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Innovation
Berkhamsted Schools Group
Confirmed
Prad Samtani
Director of IT
Berkhamsted Schools Group
Confirmed
Ronnie Barry
Senior Sales Manager - Education Lead: Field & IT Desk Specialist team
BT
Confirmed
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, George Watson’s College
Chair, HMC
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 Inspector
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Confirmed
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Safeguarding Practice – Learning the Lessons from Reviews and Inspections
  • Exploring the key themes from recent safeguarding reviews and school inspections
  • Comparing current themes with historic 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
eEnergy: Ways to Help You Tackle the Energy Crisis
  • UK schools are wasting £300 million annually in unnecessary energy spending, whilst energy prices have quadrupled, putting unprecedented pressure on school budgets.
  • Find out how eEnergy can help you take back control of your energy spend by eliminating this wastage and make the transition to net zero possible and profitable.
  • See how schools can make significant savings and move to a sustainable future at no upfront cost via an innovative subscription model

Session hosted by e-Energy. 

This session will take place in the Abbey Room. 

Speakers

Chris Styles
Corporate Development Director
eEnergy
Confirmed
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Pensions: What is There to Consider for Your Independent School Outside the Teacher’s Scheme?

• Modern pension offerings deliver the basics well, and lean into financial wellbeing?
• Why is a culture of wellbeing, led from employee benefits, important to schools?
• How your schools pension can help you reach your net zero goals?

Session hosted by Smart Pension. 

This session will take place in the Rutherford Room. 

Speakers

Stuart Reid
Director of Workplace
Smart Pension
Confirmed
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 Wordsworth Room.

Speakers

Liz Tuck
Product & Sustainability Team Manager
World Challenge
Confirmed
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Changing Relationship Between Schools and Home Buying and the Opportunities this Presents

Session hosted by Rightmove.

This session will take place in the Abbey Room.

Speakers

Christian Balshen
Head of Schools & Lettings Proposition
Rightmove
Confirmed
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
How Cubbie Helps SEND Students with Participation
  • Using technology to address the challenges with the traditional approach to SEND
  • Predictably & reliably help SEND students regulate their senses in 5-15 minutes
  • Successfully support between 20 and 30 students a day
  • SEND students spend more time in the classroom and less managing their sensory needs

This session is hosted by Cubbie. 

This session will take place in the Rutherford Room. 

Speakers

David McIntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Cubbie
Confirmed
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 - 2:45 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 Wordsworth Room.

Speakers

Andrew Hall
Non-Exec Chair at Kura
Former CEO at AQA
Confirmed
Godfrey Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Kura
Confirmed
Mike Glanville
Chief Safeguarding Officer
The Safeguarding Company
Confirmed
Namrata Das
Schools & Colleges Lead
Amazon Web Services
Confirmed
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
Exhibition and Networking
3:10 pm - 3:40 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

This session will take place in the Abbey Room. 

Speakers

Jonathan Parkes
Head of Research and Data
Independent Schools Council (ISC)
Confirmed
3:40 pm - 4:10 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

This session will take place in the Abbey Room. 

Speakers

Will Goldsmith
Head
Bedales Schools
Confirmed
Rachel C Boyle
Dean of Carnegie School of Education
Leeds Beckett University
Confirmed
4:10 pm - 4:40 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

This session will take place in the Abbey Room. 

Speakers

Luke Ramsden
Senior Deputy Head
St Benedict's School
Confirmed
3:10 pm - 3:40 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?

This session will take place in the Rutherford Room.

Speakers

Melvyn Roffe
Principal, George Watson’s College
Chair, HMC
Confirmed
3:40 pm - 4:10 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

This session will take place in the Rutherford Room.

Speakers

Tom Rogerson
Headmaster
Cottesmore School
Confirmed
4:10 pm - 4:40 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

This session will take place in the Rutherford Room.

Speakers

Tammy Parks
Associate Director of University Admissions and Outreach
A List Education
Confirmed
Alicia Luba
Consultancy Director
Oxbridge Applications
Confirmed
3:10 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?

This session will take please in the Moore Room. 

Speakers

Tom Arbuthnott
Deputy Head (Partnerships)
Eton College
Confirmed
Stephen Edwards
Director of Partnerships
Star Academies
Confirmed
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Crisis Partnerships- How Can Independent Schools Work with Schools Abroad For The Greater Benefit of Humanity?
  • 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?

This session will take please in the Moore Room. 

Speakers

Emma McKendrick
Headmistress
Downe House School
Confirmed
Margaret Garrard
Chief Operating Officer
The Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
Confirmed
4:10 pm - 4:40 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

This session will take place in the Rutherford Room.

Speakers

Pam Mundy
Director
Pam Mundy Associates
Confirmed
John Todd
Director of Education
Huntington Education Group
Confirmed
4:45 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’

 

16:45 – 16:55

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

16:55 – 17:10

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

17:10 – 17:25

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

17:25 – 17:40

  • A final repeat of 5 case study pitches.

17:40 – 17:55

  • 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