This year’s one-day policy and practice summit will focus on debating and finding solutions to the key issues challenging school and education leaders: insufficient funding, excessive accountability, poor retention and limited school autonomy & agency.
The summit is hosted by the Headteachers’ Roundtable, a think-tank which speaks with an authority rooted in our daily collective knowledge and understanding and the unique lived experience of leading our nation’s schools. Our aim is to provide an authentic voice to government to challenge or support ideas which will enable all people in our schools to thrive and flourish.
Price quoted is for Governor Tickets. Full price standard tickets will be £150, Early Bird before 9th February £112.50.
Discounts available for Group Discounts of 3 or more people.
Free Open Meeting for School Staff and Governors.
The speakers will be Maria Godfrey, Strategic Lead for Children’s Services, and Andrea Shand, the Head of Service for CAMHS in Oxfordshire.
Further details will follow shortly, but please note although the event is free places must be booked.
Their website states “Over two days the Festival of Education brings together the very best of education’s most forward thinking advocates, practitioners of change, policy makers and teachers at one of the leading forums for thought leadership, CPD and debate. Come and join the thousands of other Festival-goers who explore, celebrate, learn, debate and connect.”
Tickets are available for one or both days of the Festival. There are reduced rates for Governors attending this event, Early Bird tickets (25% reduction) are available until the end of April at £45 for one day or £74.25 for both days. There are also reduced rates for Group bookings, students and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).
Creating, maintaining and evidencing effective governance our speaker will be Michele Robbins an independent education consultant whose key career focus has been to support governing boards and leadership teams in addressing & overcoming the challenges they face.
There will also be some networking and time for discussion about other relevant issues. The event will be followed by a buffet lunch. Booking is essential, please remember to let us know if you will want lunch.