Hear about effective solutions at this vital leadership learning event

The packed conference programme will incorporate a range of immersive workshops to directly inform school leaders, governors and trustees from all phases of education. #WMschoolled18 is your opportunity to receive relevant, useful content delivered in an inclusive learning environment. We want you to leave feeling inspired, educated and motivated but also having gained an enhanced understanding of complex subjects.


8:15 - 9:00

Delegate registration [Regent Centre foyer]
Morning refreshments, networking, opportunity to visit sponsor stands [Broadway Suite]


Welcome to #WMschoolled18
Mary Rhodes, Conference Host


Setting the Scene
Richard Gill, Teaching Schools Council Representative for the West Midlands and CEO, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership conversation with
Professor Mick Waters, Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton
Christine Quinn, Regional Schools Commissioner for West Midlands
James McNeillie, Her Majesty’s Inspector, Senior Operational Lead, Ofsted, West Midlands


Collaboration: A Collective Endeavour
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching


Today so far! 
Professor Mick Waters, Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton


Refreshment Break [Broadway Suite]


Parallel Workshops  [rooms to be confirmed]


Networking Lunch  [Broadway Suite]
Opportunity to visit sponsor stands [Broadway Suite]


Management, Leadership or Followership – you choose 
Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS MENASA and Deputy Chairman, Academic Council


Optimistic Leadership in Turbulent Times
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, Association of Schools and College Leaders (ASCL)


Wrapping up the day
Professor Mick Waters, Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton


Final opportunity to network over a cup of tea and visit sponsor stands




Learn skills that will help you to achieve your goals

Hear serious messages delivered in a fun, lively atmosphere

Work through real live examples shared by those at the "chalk-face"

Discuss problems and possible solutions with experts


The conference programme will include a minimum of 6 parallel workshops. You can decide on the day which workshop to attend. Provisional workshop topics include:

Effectiveness of Multi Academy Trusts

The Use of Ed-Tech in Enhancing Learning

Workforce development: positioning powerful professional development and learning as drivers for school improvement

Closing the Gap in EYFS: Ensuring Every Moment Matters

Closing the Gap in Secondary Schools

Working Together to Improve Governance

Conference sponsored by


Appointed organiser: Opening Doors & Venues
For and on behalf of #WMschoolled18 c/o The Arthur Terry School
Kittoe Road
Sutton Coldfield
B74 4RZ

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