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  1. 1. TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE Berkhamsted School – Saturday 22nd March 2014 CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers
  2. 2. WELCOME CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 2 Welcome to #TLAB14! It has been an interesting year since last year’s #TLAB13 because the effects of the initial event are still being felt. Workshop leaders have been promoted, attendees have set up their own conferences and Alastair Smith’s opening keynote is as relevant now as it was then. Simply put, we wanted to maintain this momentum of tapping into the intelligence of those around you to the benefit of the wider educational community. This year it meant not only leaning on the teachers who use social media to talk about their work but also going beyond this group and talking to educators who do cajole, nurture and inspire their students with little fanfare or publicity. To this end, you may not recognise the names of many of the workshop leaders yet I feel that you will remember the quality of the work they do with their students. Any endeavour relies on more than the finished product. I am grateful to Elise Foster for agreeing to fly from Minnesota and open the conference during precious family holiday time. I am also grateful to Andy Williams for making a slightly shorter journey(!) yet showing the same‘Multipliers’ spirit. I would also like thank all the workshop leaders who are, by coming here, ‘Multipliers’ in their own right. Rebecca Brooks deserves praise for pulling together an event that is complex in so many ways and making it look easy when dealing with my fascination about conference badges! Finally, a word to the delegates. I cannot guarantee that by attending this conference you will become a better educator. What I can say is that your presence gives life to the belief that ideas and social commitment can coexist in a profession that is seemingly divided. This is great starting point for anyone in education who hopes to tap into the intelligence of those around them and make a genuine difference. Nick Dennis Deputy Head Berkhamsted School
  3. 3. WELCOME CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 3 Welcome! The aim of #TLAB14 is to bring people together who are passionate about education and are keen to share best practice with others. This year’s conference has drawn experts from Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, from around the UK and the United States and those who work in both the Independent and Maintained Sectors. Events like #TLAB14 give us all the opportunity to share ideas and to reflect on our own context. I hope that every delegate will take back to their own schools a number of new ideas to try out over the coming months. I would like to thank Dr Nick Dennis who has been the inspirational driving force behind these conferences, as well as Rebecca Brooks and all the support staff here at Berkhamsted who have made it possible for us to host. Thank you all for coming along today to share your ideas. Have a very good day. Mark S Steed, MA Principal Berkhamsted Schools Group
  4. 4. OUR SPONSORS IRIS Connect is a collaborative CPD tool that enables teachers to reflect on, analyse and share teaching practice. IRIS Connect's mobile video technology and secure web- based platform was developed from research into "what works" to improve teaching and learning. It allows deep, objective self-reflection and peer observation; secure permission-based sharing of practice; and more effective coaching and mentoring relationships. Recent research shows that: • 99% of teachers using IRIS Connect are taking more responsibility for their own CPD; • 94% feel that there has been a positive impact on their teaching; • 96% are more willing to try new practices. Rising Stars is an independent, educational publishers that has been developing an award-winning range of books, teaching resources and software for over ten years. All of our products are created and developed alongside teachers and learners, meaning that every resource we produce is guaranteed to make a difference to children’s learning. Visit our website to find out more about our resources, including our new primary scheme for computing, Switched on Computing. Published in association with CAS, it provides teachers with all the necessary support and resources to deliver the new National Curriculum for computing with confidence. We also have an exciting new range of Assessment ProgressTests. Published in association with Cornwall Learning, these assessment resources support teachers in monitoring pupil progress in a world without levels. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers CONFERENCE AGENDA 08.30-9.30 REGISTRATION 09.30-10.10 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ELISE FOSTER 10.15-11.15 WORKSHOP SESSION 1 11.15-11.45 REFRESHMENTS 11.50-12.50 WORKSHOP SESSION 2 12.50-14.00 LUNCH 14.00-15.00 WORKSHOP SESSION 3 15.10-15.50 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: DR ANDY WILLIAMS 15.50-16.00 CLOSING REMARKS 16.00 REFRESHMENTS SSID:TLAB 2014 PASSWORD:TLAB2014 http://goo.gl/0c1Frm feedback #TLAB14 @TLABerkhamsted 4
  5. 5. 5 CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers MainSchoolBuilding FirstFloorPlan MainSchoolBuilding GroundFloorPlan KingsCampus BERKHAMSTED (aboveCentenaryHall) CentenaryHall FirstFloor CentenaryHall GroundFloor Stairs Centenary Theatre GR101/102GR001 KG007 KG005 KG101 KG104 KG106 KG001 HOWTO GET AROUND
  6. 6. 6 CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers Up Up Up Up Up UpUp Up Up Up Up Up Up KingsCampus BERKHAMSTED NashHarrisBuilding FirstFloorPlanNashHarrisBuilding SecondFloorPlan Up Up Up Up NH010 NashHarrisBuilding GroundFloorPlan Nash-HarrisDiningRoom NH214 HOWTO GET AROUND
  7. 7. 7 CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS ELISE FOSTER Co-Author, The Multiplier Effect:Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools KEYNOTE SESSION: 09.30-10.10 Early in her career, Elise Foster was happy as an engineer, managing high-profile global projects to solve complicated problems. But, it wasn’t long before she realized she wanted to solve different types of problems. Today, Elise is a leadership coach who enables education and business executives to unlock their potential and achieve even greater success. She is well-versed in the field of leadership and collective intelligence within education systems and is the co-author of The Multiplier Effect:Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, which hit shelves in March 2013. As the Education Practice Lead for the Wiseman Group in Silicon Valley, Elise guides leaders on using their intelligence to make everyone around them smarter and more capable. Her clients include leading educational institutions and corporations such as the Chicago Public Schools and Abbvie. She is passionate about working with early career and seasoned professionals and she delivers effective workshops and coaching. DR ANDY WILLIAMS Executive HeadTeacher, Holmfirth High School & North HuddersfieldTrust School KEYNOTE SESSION: 15.10-15.50 Schools are institutions where the main resource is that of the people that work there. If that resource is used well, the vast amount of energy, capacity and potential that the school's workforce possesses can be released to hugely creative effect. The culture of the school is everything - in developing this leaders have to learn to shape and guide rather than control. Creativity and experimentation need to override fear of failure and a secure, safe and happy working environment is needed to foster this. This session seeks to explore how Senior and Middle Leaders can create the right atmosphere in their school, and adopt the right approaches to ensure that the multiplier effect works for their school.
  8. 8. WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES ENGLISH ALASTAIR HARRISON, EnglishTeacher, Berkhamsted School This seminar will focus on the promotion of creativity and spirituality in the classroom, shifting the climate from preparation for assessment to lifelong learning from the heart. We will be exploring a range of engaging approaches from guided meditations to interactive resources to breathe life into the magical arena of the learning environment. Although the focus is on English, the strategies are cross-curricular, all are welcome to come and play. SARAH FINDLATER, Assistant Principal, Riddlesdown Collegiate The session will focus on making English lessons engaging and relevant. Sarah will share practical and fun take-away-and-use-tomorrow techniques for the classroom. She will begin by sharing her top tips on how to make poetry, creative writing, the class novel exciting and engaging. She will then move on to share her adventures into digital learning in the classroom this year. Sarah has been the coordinator for digital learning across the school and has tried out some great tools to enhance learning. Although she is an English teacher, being the coordinator for digital learning has also allowed her to pick up some great tips for all subjects so please don't see this as a barrier; all are welcome. RUSSELL HALL, Assistant Headteacher, Kesgrave High School Embedding the Culture of Critique in English Lessons looking at: • How do you build and sustain a culture of learning critiques in the classroom? • A creative exploration of why writers need to talk; to share; to debate; to reshape; to collaborate. • Digging the DIRT and speaking of how we sow the seeds of excellence and reap its harvest. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 8
  9. 9. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 9 WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES HISTORY BETH BAKER, History and PoliticsTeacher, St George’s School This workshop is all about getting students to argue like a Historian. Too often, History pupils even at A-Level standard, struggle to articulate their argument, both verbally and when it comes to writing essays. The session will contain practical advice on giving pupils the tools they need to argue confidently fromYear Seven to Key Stage 5 and crucially, will explore ways in which we can inspire pupils of all ages to want to argue. DONALD CUMMING, Assistant Headteacher, Holmfirth High School DAN LYNDON, Advanced Skills (History)Teacher, Broomfield School Have you ever wrongly assumed that your students can easily read the sources you’ve put in front of them? Have you ever taught your students how to listen effectively? Can your students write like a historian? This session will look at a large number of tried and tested ways to improve students’ literacy skills in history that can have a major impact on their results at GCSE and A Level. Learn about the power of the green pen, punctuation karate, nominalisation, verbal rehearsals, fastest finger first and many more! Skills on the rugby field are not required… TED SAVILL, Head of History, Berkhamsted School Ted will be examining the problems associated with Sixth Form History teaching in terms of a lack of wider knowledge and reading. This workshop will hopefully offer some practical suggestions on how to improve on this in the classroom. Ted will be discussing the variety of teaching approaches that can be used to assist in the process of pupil learning. He will also examine methods that could assist Sixth Formers to improve their own independent learning rather than relying on spoon feeding from the teacher.
  10. 10. WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES STEM DREWTHOMSON, Head of Science, Rickmansworth School Different practices in the use of technology are more evident than ever, but how can you avoid gimmicks and how can you make the best use of technology to help your students make outstanding progress? Uses of technology themed around assessment for learning tend to be the most effective; whether for quick-fire questioning or students producing work over a longer time period. This workshop looks at a variety of tools readily available to us that can accompany our traditional teaching and learning strategies to truly enhance the quality of our lessons. MICHAEL SLAVINSKY, The Brilliant Club Within the UK there is a wealth of subject specialist knowledge in the form of PhD researchers, with approximately 15,000 graduating each year, yet as teachers we find it difficult to involve them in engaging young pupils in education. With the number of pupils following STEM career paths falling, should we not be engaging with those who are enthused by these careers and have devoted years of their lives to further research in these subjects? This workshop will provide you with practical tips and advice about how you could engage with the research community, providing benefits to both parties. We will reflect on the success we have already had in this sector, providing structures that you implement can at your school. The aim of the session is that you walk away with a checklist of questions to consider if you want to get researchers involved in your school. BRUNO REDDY, Head of Mathematics, King Solomon Academy A constant challenge faced by teachers is how to best teach 30 pupils in a class when each individual has different levels of existing knowledge and understanding. Bruno has been trying to overcome this challenge by using technology to personalise instruction, develop independence and reinforce key skills. In this hands-on crash-course, Bruno will offer a balanced view of his methods and explore the practicalities of blended learning and the routines he runs in his classroom that have helped make it a success. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 10
  11. 11. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 11 WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES GEOGRAPHY CARMEL GREENE, Head of Geography, Paddington Academy This workshop is intended to get you thinking about how much you really stretch the most able in your Geography lessons. This has been a particular focus for Carmel over the past year and she hopes to be able to share with you today some strategies for developing higher-order thinking skills, including the ability to think critically. The workshop will include an exploration of what our most able Geographer looks like and techniques for how to embed deep learning across your Geography curriculum, as well as ideas for topics and modules which offer the potential to engage learners at a variety of different levels. JO DEBENS, Curriculum Leader Geography, Priory School Does this sound familiar : 'We've done this before!', 'Why must we keep doing exam questions?', 'Revision is boring!' ? This workshop will include suggestions for how to make revision and GCSE preparation more engaging and active. Whether this be revision games like twister or jenga, suggestions for improving case study answers, or getting creative and arty. Jo will look into developing literacy, using animations to recall case study detail, and games learning. Be prepared to share your own experiences and get involved! DAVID ROGERS, Assistant Headteacher, Patcham High School This workshop has two aims: to share ways in which geography can contribute to wider school aims, such as raising standards in Maths, and to showcase learning techniques that can be used in your classroom. Prepare to get active.
  12. 12. WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES ICT / COMPUTING DREW BUDDIE, Head of Computing, Royal Masonic School for Girls This session will look at providing opportunities for Higher OrderThinking in the ICT classroom through the use of Claxton's '4 Rs', andValues Education. IAN PHILLIPS, Assistant Head and Director of ICT, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School Ian will talk about the practical difficulties in developing computing in the curriculum over the last 7 years, focusing on the strategy and the resources he has found to be most successful. ABDUL CHOHAN, Director, Essa Academy The session will look at a sustainable leadership approach to the sustained use of technology. Discussions around securing accountability, developing people, managing processes are just some of the areas that will be discussed as steps for leadership change. Securing the vision is key for any organisation and transformational use of technology can go a long way in helping to secure the vision. Aspects of this will be discussed with pragmatic approaches that school leaders can employ for sustainable change. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 12
  13. 13. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 13 WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES BEHAVIOUR / SEN DEBORAH MCMULLIN, Senco, Voyage Learning Campus Working in alternative education; particularly in a pupil referral unit, provides an interesting perspective on our education system. It also offers support in developing specialised interventions, which greatly enhance the potential of our system’s most ‘disaffected’ cohort. As we enter a ‘Brave New World’ of SEN, schools are challenged to become more adept at auditing, identifying and applying a range of strategies which are additional to Quality FirstTeaching, whilst continuing to map and monitor successful outcomes for all students, particularly those identified as ‘vulnerable’ learners. Deborah will draw from professional experience in alternative education and academic research, to unpick key concepts underlying SEND and suggest possible strategies for school leaders, teachers and support staff in moving forward with the [proposed] New Code of Practice. DR JOHN D’ABBRO, Head, New Rush Hall Group This workshop will outline some of the pedagogical approaches that need to be considered when working with disaffected and disturbing pupils and students. It will look at issues concerning the role a teacher adopts in trying to make the learning environment safe for those who are experiencing behavioural, emotional and /or social difficulties, and who have experienced failure with school settings. KEVIN BROWN, Head, Menorah Grammar School Planning for learning is the prime function of the expert teacher. However delivery is instrumental to the progress of our learners. What tips and advice should managers be giving to those colleagues who struggle with behaviour whether it is the first time they meet a class, during transitional sessions of a lesson or when trying to avoid the stampede to the exit at the end. This session will combine everyday practical tips and pointers for those new to the profession as well as reminding experienced leaders of sound basic practice and challenging (aspiring) leaders to think strategically about how best to improve Behaviour for Learning in their schools.
  14. 14. WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES WHOLE SCHOOL 1 JAMES MICHIE, Leader for English and Media Studies, The Chalfonts Community College In a continued effort to subvert the educator/learner dichotomy, James has ‘pushed the envelope’ in developing in(ter)dependence in the students that he encounters each year. In doing so, a set of principles emerged; whereby learning inside and beyond his classroom became:‘open’, ‘connected’ and ‘distributed’. This workshop will illustrate the pedagogies and practices that have informed such an approach, including the use of social networking, collaborative writing and self-reflection. Moreover, it will seek to generate thought and discussion as to how you might tread a similar path with your own students. HELEN MARRIOTT, Deputy Headteacher, Broomfield School SHEILA BALL, Assistant Headteacher, Broomfield School This seminar will examine some of the theory behind the leadership of change and its application, using case studies and practical examples. It will explore how schools can make strategic use of CPD and teaching networks to create long-term improvements, particularly in the present climate when there is less emphasis on the partnership role of schools and Local Authorities. In particular, this session aims to look at how one school increased the 5A*-C including English and Maths, by 10% in a year and improved the numbers of staff achieving GO standard lessons by 25% in just over a year. We will examine how this ongoing improvement has been created and sustained, not only by meeting the literacy needs of pupils but also by systematically meeting the CPD needs of staff. The seminar will include practical activities related to literacy and leadership, as well as opportunities for participants to evaluate their own work. Not exciting enough? Then be prepared for speed dating, bingo and a spot of shopping… DALE BANHAM, Deputy Headteacher, Northgate High School This workshop will explore ways in feedback can be made more meaningful in the classroom by improving pupil response to feedback, developing effective self and peer assessment strategies, valuing oral feedback and using pupil to teacher feedback to inform planning. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 14
  15. 15. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 15 WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES WHOLE SCHOOL 2 ANNMARIE MCNANEY, Deputy Headteacher, Chesham Grammar School This workshop will outline the evolution, development and key features of CGSL. It will look at ways in which we have worked to develop our own, distinctive, approach to learning over the past five years, focused on ensuring that we have: • A clear understanding of what it means to develop independent learners • A shared language of learning • A peer observation culture which is developmental for staff • Students who have the skills to be able to tackle challenges and problems head-on and who see failure as an integral part of the learning process, not something they should fear • Staff who are willing to take a risk in the classroom and who also do not fear failure SARAH-JAYNE BLAKEMORE, Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL The brain has evolved to understand and interact with other people. This workshop focuses on how the social brain, that is the network of brain regions involved in understanding others, develops during adolescence. Adolescence is a time characterised by change - hormonally, physically, psychologically and socially. In the past 15 years, neuroscience research has shown that the human brain develops both structurally and functionally during adolescence. This research might have implications for secondary school education. PROFESSOR DANIEL MUIJS, Director of Research and Deputy Head of School, Southampton Education School, University of Southampton This workshop will explore the evidence on teacher effectiveness. It will look at how strong the impact of teachers is on a range of student outcomes (attainment, well-being etc.), how we study teacher effectiveness (the process of research), and what key variables are related to student outcomes (the outcomes of research). In particular, Daniel will look at the relationship between teacher behaviours, beliefs and subject knowledge and dispel some common myths about teacher effectiveness. Daniel will explore the implications of teacher effectiveness research for professional development and practise in schools and colleges, and develop a set of evidence-based recommendations.
  16. 16. WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES PRIMARY / PREP 1 STEPHEN LOCKYER, Deputy Head, The Mead School Knowledge vs Skills? Short gains or long wins? Co-construction or pupil-initiated? In this talk, Stephen will speak about both the Agile Curriculum (one responsive to rapid change) and the Open Curriculum (where the objectives build on pupil interest); how this works in practice, and why a dynamic curriculum is essential for both pastoral and academic growth. This talk is pitched at Primary practitioners, although anyone with an interest is welcome. It will be less dry than a talk on curriculum sounds! DAWN HALLYBONE, Acting Deputy Head, Oakdale Primary In this workshop Dawn will explore how networks can be used to improve the teaching and learning within the classroom, pupil networks and how pupils are learning from each other, networks to enable teachers to develop themselves professionally and sharing a take away of free resources that have been gathered that can be used within the classroom. Networks will include: Teachmeets, Skype in the classroom, twitter, hashtags and Digital Leaders. DAVID MITCHELL Come and join David Mitchell, Multi Award Winning Headteacher, Freelance Consultant and founder of Quadblogging as he shares the impact of standards through blogging, QuadBlogging and connecting learners with a global audience. Attainment in writing soared from 9% Level 5 to 60% Level 5 after a year of blogging. Since then, eachYear 6 child over the last three years has made double the expected progress in Writing. Come and hear real examples showcasing the impact a global audience can have on learners of all ages! CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 16
  17. 17. CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 17 WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES PRIMARY / PREP 2 SAMANTHA JASPAL, Head, Berkhamsted Pre-Prep Samantha will discuss the following questions: • Can we identify able pupils in the EYFS? • If so, how can we provide able pupils access to appropriate differentiated activities in the classroom? • How can we provide challenge and extension at EYFS without progressing to KS1 curriculum? NATHAN LOWE, Principal, The Flitch Green Academy Nathan's workshop will focus on how we can design a primary curriculum that provides children with a real purpose for learning. It will explore how creativity and technology can be, and has been, embedded within the curriculum, sharing examples of planning and children's work from classrooms at The Flitch Green Academy, across the whole primary age range. There will also be chance to explore how children can learn and apply real Life Skills in the classroom, and how teachers can assess and monitor children’s progress within these skills. Finally, the session will look at practical ways of integrating technology into lessons, focussing on the SAMR model, to support teachers in‘redefining’ learning activities through the use of digital tools. MILES BERRY, Principal Lecturer, Computing Education University of Roehampton The computing curriculum for 2014 represents a radical evolution of what has gone before, with far greater emphasis on programming and other aspects of computer science as well as a focus on knowledge rather than the skills-based approach which has characterised much of what's happened in the past. Miles looks to at examples of some of the software and web-based tools that pupils might use to support learning across the new computing curriculum, focussing on some of the skills they'll need, but also on how a pedagogy based around play, exploration and creativity can develop the knowledge and understanding of computing and critical digital literacy which lie at the foundation of the new programme of study.
  18. 18. WORKSHOP SESSION SYNOPSES CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers 18 LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP PANEL Chair: Megan Reitz, Programme Director, Ashridge College Mark Steed, Principal, Berkhamsted School Dr Rona Mackenzie, Principal, Lincoln UTC Michael Whitworth, Principal, Wren Academy Sean Harford, Regional Director, East of England, Ofsted What makes a great school leader? This panel debate will focus on some topical issues such as inspections and school development and will answer questions from delegates. CPD PANEL Chair: Phil Stock, Director of English, SLT, Greenshaw High School Ken Brechin, Deputy HeadTeacher, Cramlington LearningVillage Dr Katherine Burn, Department of Education, University of Oxford Eric Wareham Andrew Newell, Managing Director, IRIS This session will examine what makes an effective CPD programme in schools and will answer questions posed by delegates. ELISE FOSTER, Co-Author, The Multiplier Effect:Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools Leadership Workshop:What is the essential skill of the Multiplier? What is it about Multipliers that allows them to get more than twice the capacity from their staff and colleagues? Join Elise Foster to dive into the essential Multiplier practice. Learn how to access more intelligence from your people for one simple reason.
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  20. 20. WORKSHOPTIMETABLE WORKSHOP 10.15-11.15 11.50-12.50 14.00-15.00 ENGLISH Alastair Harrison, Sarah Findlater, Russell Hall, Room KG001 Berkhamsted School Riddlesdown Collegiate Kesgrave High School HISTORY Beth Baker, Dan Lyndon, Ted Savill, Room KG005 St George's School Broomfield School Berkhamsted School & Don Cumming, Holmfirth High School STEM Drew Thomson, Michael Slavinsky, Bruno Reddy, Room NH214 Rickmansworth School The Brilliant Club King Solomon Academy GEOGRAPHY Carmel Greene, Jo Debens, David Rogers, Room KG101 Paddington Academy Priory School Patcham High School ICT / COMPUTING Drew Buddie, Ian Phillips, Abdul Chohan, Library Royal Masonic School Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Essa Academy BEHAVIOUR / SEN Deborah McMullin, Dr John D'Abbro, Kevin Brown, Room KG007 North Somerset Council New Rush Hall Group Menorah Grammar School WHOLE SCHOOL 1 James Michie, Helen Marriott & Sheila Ball, Dale Banham, Room GR001 Chalfonts Community College Broomfield School Northgate High School WHOLE SCHOOL 2 Annmarie McNaney, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor Daniel Muijs, Room GR101 / 102 Chesham Grammar School UCL Southampton University PRIMARY / PREP 1 Stephen Lockyer, Dawn Hallybone, David Mitchell Room KG104 The Mead School Oakdale Primary PRIMARY / PREP 2 Samantha Jaspal, Nathan Lowe, Miles Berry, Room KG106 Berkhamsted Pre-Prep Flitch Green Academy Roehampton University LEADERSHIP Centenary Theatre CONFERENCE TLAInspiring Teachers Leadership Panel Chair: Megan Reitz, Ashridge Business School Mark Steed, Berkhamsted School Dr Rona Mackenzie, Lincoln UTC Michael Whitworth, Wren Academy Sean Harford, Ofsted CPD Panel Chair: Phil Stock, Greenshaw High School Ken Brechin, Cramlington LearningVillage Dr Katherine Burn, University of Oxford Eric Wareham Andrew Newell, Iris Elise Foster

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