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School Leaders' Summit 2021

School leaders' summit 2021
A Brighter Future for Education
Virtual Conference
Thursday 18 March 2021

How will education emerge from the current pandemic In the middle of so much change and flux, what do we as the profession want the future to look like?  And how can we then shape a brighter future for everyone in the education system? 
The school leaders’ summit will be an exciting, optimistic look at what the future could hold. We are lining up an innovative mix of UK and international speakers to share their experiences of different approached to education worldwide. To look beyond the present and provide insight and hope for what comes next.  
The conference will look at what school leaders can do to increase the positive impact they have on their education environment. We will explore the future of key issues currently in sharp focus, including the school workforce, accountability, curriculum and assessment 
We will be focusing on the immediate future of assessment and examination with a view provided by Ofqual who will be talking in detail about assessment and awarding arrangements for spring and summer 2021. This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the exam regulator about the strategy and operation of teacher-led and external assessment and the exam system. 

Who should attend? 

All school leaders (senior and middle) and leaders of governance from primary, secondary and special; alternative providers, SEN providers, MATs, secondary and single academy trusts, Independent sector/IAPS and middle schools.

Conference aims
  • Inspire, stimulate and empower current and future leaders of education to tell their school's stories better and own the narrative
  • Enable networking and opportunities for collaboration, both at and following the event
  • Provide practical advice and ideas for delegates to take away from the event

Keynote speakers
  • Nick Brook - Deputy General Secretary, NAHT
  • Steve Munby
  • Liz Robinson
  • David Weston
View keynote speaker profiles


08:45-09:00 Registration, exhibition viewing, networking

09:00-09:10 Introduction and welcome – Stuart McLaughlin, Chair of conference working group

09:10-09:20 Serdar Ferit, co-founder of Lyfta, conference gold sponsor.

09:20-09:50 Keynote speaker 1Nick Brook on next steps following the Improving School Accountability Commission 

09:50-10:50 Panel Discussion on a Brighter future for Education– Nick Brook leading with other key speakers

10:50-11:10 Coffee / exhibition viewing / networking

11:10-12:00 Keynote speaker 2Steve Munby on Imperfect Leadership 

12:00-12:40 Lunch, exhibition viewing and networking

12:40 -13:20 Keynote speaker 3 Liz Robinson – Big Education

13:20-14:00 Breakout session 1                   

14:00-14:20 Tea / exhibition viewing / networking

14:20-15:00 Breakout session 2

15:00-15:30 Keynote speaker 4 - David Weston – Teaching Development Trust 

15:30           Conference round up and close


Please note the booking terms and conditions. All cancellations must be made in writing and may be subject to a cancellation fee.


  • Member - £120
  • Non-member - £160

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