Headteachers Conference agenda

Tri-borough Annual Headteachers Conference
Thursday 30 April
Venue: Novotel London West
Draft Conference Programme
Registration and Refreshments
9.15- 9.45
Welcome and update
Andrew Christie and Ian Heggs
Keynote Address and Discussion:
Improvement through Collaboration: Implications for School
Leadership with John West-Burnham
In this session, John will address key themes around effective school collaboration and
provide opportunities for discussion on the implications for school leadership.
John West-Burnham works as an independent teacher, writer and consultant in
leadership development and is also Professor of Educational Leadership at St Mary’s
University, Twickenham.
John worked in schools, further and adult education for fifteen years before moving into
higher education. He has held posts in five universities and is Visiting Professor of
Educational leadership at the University of Bristol. His current consultancy and research
interests include the learning centred school, ‘Closing the gap’- moving from good to
outstanding; leading teaching and learning; transformational leadership, leadership learning
and development; collaborative leadership and educational leadership in the community.
Coffee and networking opportunities
11.30 -12.10
Workshop Session One: Choose from one of the following four options:
Workshop 1: Working with the Early Help service to achieve better
outcomes for pupils
Led by Tim Aldridge, Head of Early Help, RBKC, Julie Pappacoda, Head of Family Support,
LBHF, Jayne Vertkin, Head of Early Intervention and Localities, WCC and Etiene Steyn,
Project Manager, Family Services.
This workshop will include:
 What is the Early help offer?
How can early help work effectively with schools to identify pupils with
additional needs? Who are we targeting?
Teams around the school as a model for joint working. How is this working
to identify and support early need?
What is the On Track Programme? How can we work together to prevent
children coming into care?
A Best Start in Life, getting it right from the beginning
How will we know if we are successful?
Workshop 2: SEN
Organised by Karen Jones, Communication Lead for the Children and Families Act Change
The workshop will include an overview of the changes the recent changes as a
result of the Children and Families Act 2014, the updated SEN code of Practice and
a discussion on the implications for schools. Further details to follow.
Workshop 3: Teaching Schools
Led by Ian Donegan, West London Teaching Schools’ Alliance and Peter Jordan, St
Marylebone Teaching School
The workshop will include an overview of the programmes offered by the two
Teaching Schools and a discussion on working collaboratively.
Workshop 4: Focus on Practice in Social Care
Led by Clare Chamberlain, Director of Family Services, RBKC, and Julie Rooke, Focus on
Practice Project Manager
Focus on Practice is an exciting programme which will fundamentally change the
way Family Services works with children and their families in the three boroughs.
Supported by the Department for Education Innovation Fund, the programme aims
to enable practitioners and managers to make use of effective interventions with
vulnerable families and children in need. A three year transformation programme,
we believe the impact of Focus on Practice will enable a 20% reduction in numbers
of looked after children and those subject to child protection plans; a significant
reduction in re-referrals to children’s social care; and improvement in morale, job
satisfaction and therefore retention of staff in family services.
The Focus on Practice workshop will include:
 An overview of the Focus on Practice programme
 A discussion about what you can expect to see changing as a result of Focus
on Practice
 A overview of On Track, a programme within Focus on Practice, which
looks particularly at the needs of young people at primary/secondary
transition who are at risk of entering the care system
12.15 – 12.55
Workshop Session Two
Choose from one of the above four options.
Close with lunch and networking
This will be an opportunity to find out the range of support available from the
following services and organisations:
Recruitment: Tri-Borough HR Schools Team & Newly Qualified Teachers Service
Curriculum Support:, Tri-borough Alternative Provision, RBKC Arts Service,
Chelsea Football, Lego, MCC - Cricket for Schools, Music Hub, Schools Library
Service, Urban Studies
Leadership & School Management: Tri-borough Education Service, Governors
Service, 3BM, Education Business Partnership and School Meals Contracts.
Health & Well-being: ACE , Safeguarding, Prevent Team, Healthy Schools
Partnership and School Nurses Service
For further information and to confirm your attendance please email [email protected]