ASCL Leading the Way 

National Conference 2 day event

9th March 2018 - 10th March 2018

We are delighted to confirm that the programme for ASCL Annual Conference 2018 – the premier education event for next year – is now finalised with an exceptional line-up of policy makers, educationalists, leading figures from business plus British European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake and the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

They join Paul Drechsler CBE, President of the CBI and Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited), to complete the keynote speaker programme, and which also includes Damian Green MP (invited), Professor John Hattie, Amanda Spielman, Carl Ward and Geoff Barton.

We have also confirmed an excellent selection of breakout sessions which will offer you a choice of over 30 topics allowing you to personalise your conference experience and focus on the topics that matter to you.

Keynote speakers include:

Professor John Hattie
Internationally acclaimed educationalist

Damian Hinds MP
Secretary of State for Education (invited)

Amanda Spielman
HMCI, Ofsted

Tim Peake
British ESA astronaut

Paul Drechsler CBE
President CBI

Angela Rayner
Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Carl Ward
ASCL President

Geoff Barton
ASCL General Secretary

PROGRAMME (DRAFT)

Friday 9 March

08.45

Registration and exhibition opens

10.00

Conference opens - musical introduction

10.15

Keynote 1
Carl Ward, ASCL President

10.45

Keynote 2
Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education (invited)

11.20

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

12.10

Keynote 3
Professor John Hattie

13.00

Lunch and exhibition viewing

14.15

Breakout session 1

15.15

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

16.00

Keynote 4
Paul Drechsler CBE, President CBI

16.30

Panel session: business and education

Chair: Ann Mroz, Editor, TES

17.15

Close of day 1

19.30

Wine reception

20.00-22.00

Annual Dinner

Saturday 10 March

08.30

Registration and exhibition opens

09.25

Conference opens

09.30

Keynote 5
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

10.00

Keynote 6
Amanda Spielman, HMCI

10.30

Keynote 7
Angela Rayner, Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited)

11.00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

11.45

Breakout session 2

12.45

Lunch and exhibition viewing

14.00

Breakout session 3

15.00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

15.45

Panel session: public life and ethical leadership
Chair: Ian Bauckham, CEO, Tenax Schools Trust

16.15

Keynote 8
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer, fundraiser, author and public speaker

16.45

Close of conference

 

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