National and regional education leaders came together in Droitwich last week to discuss the key issues surrounding the school leadership system.
‘The West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference, The School Led System – an evolving framework’ took place on 17 May at Chateau Impney.
Host BBC Midlands Today presenter Mary Rhodes, was joined by a host of expert speakers including Estelle Morris, Steve Munby, CEO of Education Development Trust, Ann Mroz, editor and digital publishing director of TES and Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted regional director.
The broad programme included sessions on ‘The Importance of Social Mobility’ and ‘Every Child in a Great School’ while inspirational speaker and BBC broadcast journalist, Ashley John-Baptise, gave a stand-out presentation entitled: ‘Goals Against Odds – From the Child’s Perspective’ based on his own experiences of overcoming a troubled childhood to study at Cambridge.
The event was led by Richard Gill, CEO of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) and West Midlands representative of the Teaching Schools Council (TSC).
National Leader of Education (NLE) Richard, introduced and closed the event, which was also attended by the headteachers of all seven ATLP academies.
Richard (pictured) said: “
We were delighted to attract such a diverse and experienced panel of experts to the event. All of our speakers and delegates are leading voices in education and this was a timely opportunity for us to meet in one place to discuss the future of education.
Together we addressed some of the most pressing issues in schools today – ahead of next month’s General Election. While politics will dictate the direction of education, as school leaders, we remain focused on improving educational outcomes for children by creating a sustainable school led system with greater collaboration between schools.”
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