(10) Conference for Academic Deputy Heads and Directors of Studies, (Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, 16-18 November 2017)

Description

 

This conference aims to:

Focus on the key issues in improving learning and teaching for those who have responsibility for the school curriculum and academic matters.

This conference is for:

Academic Deputy Heads and Directors of Studies in independent schools.

Please note: the delegate fee includes accommodation, meals and refreshments throughout the conference.

Conference theme: How do we make learning and teaching better?

 

Conference programme:

Thursday 16 November

 

17.00 – 17.30

Arrival and registration in the hotel   lobby

Coffee among the exhibitors in the Terrace   area, adjacent to the International Suite

17.30 – 17.45

Welcome and introduction (in the International   Suite)

Noeleen Murphy, City of London School

Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional   Development

17.45 – 19:00

Session 1: State of the Nation address

Dr William Richardson, HMC General   Secretary

Chair: Noeleen Murphy, City of London School

19.00 – 19.30

Free time

19.30 – 20.00

Drinks for new Academic Deputy Heads   and Directors of Studies

In the   Terrace Room, adjacent to the International Suite

19.30 – 20.00

Drinks for all delegates

In the hotel   bar

20.00

Dinner in the International Suite

  •   Dress   code: smart casual or business dress
  •   Please   note: there is a seating plan for dinner, which will be posted outside the International   Suite

Friday 17 November

 

06.30 – 09.00

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

09.00 – 10.00

Session 2: Educational research and   implications for learning and teaching

Speaker: Philippa Cordingley, Chief   Executive, CUREE  

Chair: Alistair McConville

10.00 – 10.45  

Session 3: Discussion in groups on   tables, reflecting on issues raised in Session 2

10.45 – 11.30

Coffee amongst the exhibitors in the   Terrace Room, adjacent to the International Suite

11.30 – 12.30

Session 4: The leadership and   management of learning and teaching: How can we leverage change?

Tom Bennett

Chair: John Davies, Kingswood School

12.30 – 1.30

Lunch in the hotel restaurant, and   coffee among the exhibitors

1.30 – 14.15

Session 5: Discussion on tables about   issues raised in Session 4

14.15 – 15:15

Session 6: Neuroscience, the teenage   brain, and implications for learning and teaching

Dr Bettina Hohnen

Chair: Roger Loxley, Royal Grammar   School Newcastle

15:15 – 15.45

Session 7: Discussion on tables about   issues raised in Session 6

15:45 – 16.15

Tea

 

16:15 – 17:15

Session 8: Regulatory and EQI   Inspections: Preparation for inspection; challenges; hints and tips

      
  • Mark Turner,        Headmaster
  •   
  • Mike Tonks, Second        Master
  •   
  • Maurice Walters,        Deputy Head – Academic
  •   
  • Anna Peak, Deputy        Head – Pastoral

 

All   of Shrewsbury School

 

Chair:   to be confirmed

 

17.15 – 19.30

Free time

                                                                                         
  19.30 – 20.00

Drinks reception amongst the   exhibitors in the Terrace Room

                  

The drinks reception is kindly   sponsored by Firefly Learning

20.00

Conference Dinner in the International   Suite

  •   Dress   code: business dress
  •   Please   note: there is no seating plan, so please sit where you wish

    

Wine for the conference dinner is   kindly sponsored by iSAMS

 

 

Saturday 18 November

 

07.00 – 09.00

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

09.00 – 09.45

Session 9: Workshops (1) - delegates   to choose one from the following options:

      
  1. Improving practice        through evidence-informed lesson observations,        John Davies, Deputy Head Academic, Kingswood School
  2.   
  3. Rethinking        school-based teacher training in the independent sector: a new        model for professional education: Neil Smith,        Deputy Head Academic, Manchester Grammar School and John Winter, Second        Master, Cheadle Hulme School
  4.   
  5. Building a research        culture to become a Centre of Innovation in Learning and Teaching: Dee        Saran, Deputy Head Learning and Teaching, Dubai College
  6.   
  7. Embedding challenge        at KS3 through an enquiry based curriculum: Lesley        Tyler, Deputy Head Academic, Benenden School
  1. 5.      Using   research to inform practice around homework/prep, Hannah Pomroy, Director   of Studies, Ampleforth College

 

09.45 – 09.50

Circulation time

09.50 – 10.35

Session 10: Workshops (2) - delegates   to choose one from the options above in Session 9  

 

10.35 – 10.50

Coffee amongst the exhibitors and   check-out

10.50 – 11.45

Session 11: Technology in learning and   teaching: What do major technology companies do to understand how children   learn, and how does this influence product development?

Dr Bill Rankin, Apple Inc

Chair: Jonathan Allday, Woodhouse   Grove School

 

11.45 – 12.45

Session 12: Current Issues in   Examinations: Awarding Bodies Panel Session

Panellists:

  •   Sharon Hague, Senior Vice President, Pearson   Qualification Services
  •   Chris Powley, Sales and Marketing   Director, OCR
  •   Kevin Phillips, Director: CEOs Office,   AQA 
  •   Richard Garrett, Ofqual

Chair: Dr William Richardson, General Secretary,   HMC

Delegates are   invited to submit questions in advance for this panel session

12.45 – 13.00

Reflection on the conference and   action planning

Closing remarks  

13.00

Lunch in the restaurant, and depart

(A packed lunch is available as an   alternative. This should be booked with HMCPD when you register on arrival at   conference)