National Conference 2020: Visionary Curriculum Leadership
Our 4thNational Conference will take place on Thursday 6th February 2020 and feature a fantastic range of keynote speakers, practical workshops, networkinga nd collaboration across the following streams:
• School Leaders, MAT Leaders and Governors
• Diocese Teams and Church Leaders
• School Sixth Form Younger Leaders
Chaplaincy Leaders – NEW FOR 2020!
We are thrilled to welcome our keynote speakers
We are delighted to welcome our keynote speakers for this year -
- Dr Paula Gooder, Canon Chancellor, St Paul's Cathedral
- The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury
- Mary Myatt, Author & Educator
In addition, there will be a broad range of interactive workshops led by:
Allana Gay – James Bowen – Serdar Ferit – Tom Rees – Marie Hamer – Murray Wilkinson – Mary Hawes – Dan Finn – Luke Smith – Elisabeth Howat – James Biddulph – Joe Sidders – Miranda McKearney – Leora Cruddas -Sean Harford – David Ford – Frances Ward – Maggie Everett – Becky Francis – Floyd Woodrow – Kate Middleton – Jonathan Sharples – Lyn Swaner – Liz Bewley and many more!
The Church of England Vision for Education is based on Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge & Skills; Hope & Aspiration; Community & Living Well Together and Dignity & Respect. Each of these areas has key implications for the development and implementation of our curriculum –
- How could our curriculum design reflect the symbiotic relationship between knowledge and wisdom?
- What does hope and aspiration really look like in practice in relation to social justice?
- How might character education be seen as fundamental to the pursuit of academic excellence as we seek community and living well together?
- To what extent might dignity be seen as a pre-cursor to learning and progress, and affect our approach to ability grouping?
Equally, the new Ofsted framework requires schools to think deeply about the ‘Intent’ of the education they provide, and increased opportunities for middle leaders to articulate a vision-driven approach to the curriculum.
This conference will be a wonderful opportunity to reflect on these core issues, to hear from leading national and international thinkers, and to network with colleagues from across the country – empowering us all to design, develop, implement and teach curriculum that grounded in Wisdom, Hope, Community and Dignity.