Camden Learning Annual Headteachers' Conference 29-30 June 2017

Camden Learning Annual Headteachers' Conference 29-30 June 2017

Camden Learning Annual Headteachers' Conference 29-30 June 2017

22 May 2017

We lived through the Brexit vote in Sopwell House last year. Change has followed thick and fast. Right now we do not know what is coming next.

But by the 29th June we will have more idea. Camden Heads kept their heads during 2016 and when all around were losing theirs. We led the change being stronger together and forming Camden Learning. This year’s Camden headteachers’ conference provides an opportunity to scan the new horizon, to hear from our new Camden Learning leadership team and and from speakers in and beyond the education world how we can lead the change in 2018, 19 and 20 and not be led by it.

Christine Gilbert, Independent Chair of the Board will open our conference, setting out her vision for how school leaders in Camden can continue to lead the change in the coming years providing fantastic education in the heart of the capital.

Pinky Lilani CBE is an international speaker on leadership, on taking control and leading success through adversity and challenge. Funny and insightful, Pinky also has her feet firmly on the ground and speaks from experience with clear messages and take-away for all. Pinky founded both the Asian Women of Achievement awards and the Women of the Future network with their successful ambassador programmes in schools.

Dame Alison Peacock has taken centre stage in recent years as a successful headteacher and writer, raising expectations, challenging dogma and influencing key government key policies for the good. She is leading the change in a new way now as the Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching. Alison champions high expectations and putting learning at the centre of all we do in her book ‘Learning without Limits’ that has influenced approaches to assessment and high expectations. She will speak about teaching and leading for learning without limits as well as the support, we can expect from the new Chartered College.

Voice 21 is a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children by improving their abilities to communicate effectively through spoken language. Many Camden schools now embrace oracy as a key to better learning and social mobility for pupils. William Ellis School is now working with School 21 in Stratford E15, an all through outstanding free school, set up by head teacher Peter Hyman, one time adviser to Tony Blair. Seized with the evidence about how oracy can transform children’s life chances, School 21 has worked with Professor Neil Mercer to establish an oracy curriculum and a pedagogy to empower students, a group of whom will be sharing their experiences with heads.

Anne Mroz, editor of the TES is a shrewd reader of the education landscape and understands educational leadership. She will lead us all in a challenge debate as well as giving her analysis and insights into some of the directions and challenges to come.

In times of adversity we often wish we could make things appear – and disappear - at will! So in the spirit of sharing successful practice, Rob Earrey, known to us for his leadership of Fitzjohn’s Primary School, will be revealing the second string in his bow with his amazing magic show!!

So please join us and leave inspired, enthused, informed and recharged – ready to lead the change both individually and as member of the strong Camden Learning team.

Programme attached.

Lead the change, don’t let the change lead you!

Heads conference 2017


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