NGA is pleased to announce its third conference for clerks.
The conference will be held on Wednesday 20 February 2019 in central Birmingham and will be open to clerks who are individual members of the NGA or whose governing boards are members of NGA and corporate members.
The day will include key note presentations from ICSA and Browne Jacobson, an update on the NGA Clerking Matters campaign and workshops on effective clerking.
The event is now fully booked.
Following last year’s hugely successful inaugural Oxfordshire Academies Business Managers Conference, there will be a second conference on 5th March 2019 at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. This year we are delighted that Whitley Stimpson is our headline sponsor
We had an excellent response from delegates with an overwhelming number saying it was excellent value for money, that they would recommend the conference to colleagues and that there was a good mix of academies, MATs and maintained schools. In addition the price level meant that more than one person from their school could benefit from attending.
For this reason, we have kept the price of a ticket to £65 for non members and £50 for members, which, again, represents excellent value for money and underlines the fact that this is a not for profit event. In addition, we want to make sure that delegates have the opportunity to meet with, and learn from, experts and peers; and have the opportunity for input into discussions. The ticket includes lunch, refreshments and an evening reception.
This year, again we have some first class speakers covering a wide range of topics including Governance, the changing role of the SBM, Procurement, Estate Management and MAT development. Our aim is to appeal to a broad range of disciplines across a variety of job roles. We are delighted that Katie Paxton-Doggett Vice Chair of the National Governance Association will be leading a session on emerging trends in Governance.
We are delighted to have two excellent keynote speakers again this year:
Felicity Aston, British polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE is an author, speaker, expedition leader and former Antarctic scientist. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.
Martin Post, Regional Schools Commissioner, North-West London and South Central England. As Regional Schools Commissioner for NWLSC, Martin is responsible for making decisions about the academies and free schools in 27 local authorities. Before his appointment, Martin was Headmaster of Watford Grammar School for Boys for 14 years.
Breakout sessions will be led by:
- Katie Paxton-Doggett, Vice Chair of the National Governance Association
- Lorraine Ashover, Minerva Procurement Consultancy Services
- Rachael Warwick, Executive Head Teacher of Ridgeway Education Trust and President of ASCL
- Matthew Clements-Wheeler – Deputy Head and SBM, Bordesley Green Girls School and Sixth Form
- Sue Webb – Executive Consultant, Values Based Education
- Neil Limbrick – Director, Lighthouse Education Consultancy
- Julia Harden – ASCL Funding Specialist
- Richard Thorpe – Partner, Ridge and Partners
- Anne Lynn – Chief Operations Officer, Faringdon Academy of Schools
- Department for Education – Recruitment and Retention
We have also introduced an expert panel session at the end of the day to encourage debate and we will be inviting questions prior to the event – as well as people being able to contribute on the day. You can sign up to the conference here – or contact email@example.com
Regrettably the NGA has opted to hold this event in Brighton, not very accessible from Oxfordshire! By public transport we have to go into, across and out of London. Driving from Oxford is over two hours each way and hotels in Brighton are very expensive at the weekend…
Added to this the keynote speaker is the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South East and although we are in the NGA’s South East region we are in a different RSC region (North West London and South Central England).
The programme will include interactive sessions around the topic of curriculum.
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).