This is a chance to hear from two outstanding leaders at the front line of leading the healthcare system in England.
Dealing with the acute pressures of funding and performance on a daily basis they will share their experiences and insights on how to make the most of the money available, develop people, and look after yourself . For both of them, excellence today goes hand-in-hand with securing the future by developing the next generation.
Sarah-Jane Marsh is CEO of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s hospitals. Integrating two hospitals in February 2017 to create Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – the first of its kind in Europe, Sarah-Jane also led the development of an innovative new mental health partnership for 0-25 year olds in the city – Forward Thinking Birmingham – another UK first. Her passions are exceeding the expectations of patients and families and making Birmingham Women’s and Children’s the very best place to work and be cared for.
Professor Nick Harding is Chair of the NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group. Nick has unusual experience both as a commissioner and provider of healthcare. As a commissioner, he created an award-winning CCG recognised for its innovative culture, approach to engagement and its consistent high performance. As a provider, he was a founding GP Partner of the Modality Partnership which has seen steady growth in the last 10 years. It is now a multi-site primary care provider organisation with over 46 health centres and serving over 300,000 patients.
Nick has a real passion for creating a sustainable future for healthcare. He secured funding and delivered a leadership programme for over 100 West Midlands GPs to support their emergence as future leaders and inspire them to achieve change, which is now being rolled out nationally. In addition to this, he helped drive forward the new Aston Medical School to support children in deprived inner city areas, nurturing future medical talent for Birmingham that will be representative of their communities. He is also involved in health education projects in Malawi and social projects in inner city Birmingham.
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As the recently appointed Chair of the Teaching Schools Council, I am delighted to be able to say that we are supporting the 2019 Inspiring Leadership Conference.
Having been asked as a TSC Rep to attend the 2018 Conference as a delegate, presenter, speaker and showcaser, it was indisputable that the TSC should be involved in such an impactful event.
As a key partner this year we are pleased to be part of the planning group arranging a fantastic line up of speakers, masterclasses and workshop sessions, led by some of the very best thinkers and speakers.
The Inspiring Leadership Conference is renowned for being an excellent opportunity to reflect, meet with your peers and exchange ideas, all highly crucial activities that we so often find ourselves without the time to do.
I look forward to seeing you all there!
Richard Gill, Chair, Teaching Schools Council
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We are pleased to announce that Inspiring Leadership Conference 2019 is supported by the Chartered College of Teaching. Here’s what Professor Dame Alison Peacock had to say:
“At the Chartered College of Teaching, we believe expertise in teaching needs to run all the way through the DNA of a school or college. From early career teachers starting their teaching journey right through to school leaders.
We want to see current and future leaders supported to be the best that they can be. For this to happen they need to have the opportunity to build their own knowledge of pedagogy to be in the best possible position to understand what works and to maximise good practice. Not only will this support their own learning but will also benefit their colleagues and the wider profession. We are happy to be a part of the Inspiring Leadership Conference and to play a role in fostering a culture of learning, where the whole profession can engage with the big ideas in education and shape the future of their own profession.”
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Do you have children in school or are you a teacher or school leader?
Are you worried about what career the children of today will have, with so much changing all the time? What jobs will they do? What skills will they need?
We are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution, a term coined by Klaus Schwab. This Fourth Industrial Revolution builds upon the Digital Revolution by breaking the barriers between the physical, digital and even biological as technologies merge and fuse.
Adam Caplan, CEO of eMathsMaster, an education software technology company, wants to make sure as many young people have the greatest possible opportunity to be successful in the future.
He has written an article which discusses Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – ‘Accessing The Future: The challenge for the youth of today’. The full article can be found below.
Accessing The Future: The challenge for the youth of today – eMathsMaster PDF
eMathsMaster are platinum sponsors of the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2018 and will be at exhibiting at stand 2 in the Exhibition Hall.
At Education Development Trust, peer review and school-to-school collaboration are the tenets of school improvement. Here, superhead Marie-Claire Bretherton – headteacher of Mount Street Academy, Regional Director for CfBT Schools Trust and leader of the Kyra Teaching School Alliance – talks collaboration with UK Director Matt Davis.
What do ‘peer review’ and ‘collaboration’ look like in reality and in action? What does it take to make them work? In this podcast, Matt examines the success that Marie-Claire has engineered, along with her colleagues, in more than 50 schools in Lincolnshire. By working together, they are achieving their aim of making a difference for children.
‘Peer review allows you to open up, show everything and not be fearful of any repercussions.’
‘The importance of the open classroom when it comes to collaboration.’
‘How the Schools Partnership Programme’s peer review framework legitimises those sometimes tough conversations.’
‘The secret to success? Strategically and systematically building trust and building reciprocity between schools. Invitational leadership. Being intentional about creating opportunities for relationships.’
‘The system is quite fragmented – academies, maintained schools, church schools, small schools, primaries, secondaries…: collaboration is the glue that holds all of those schools and all of those individuals together.’
Want to find out more? Matt and Marie-Claire will be joined by Maggie Farrar at Inspiring Leadership this year as they host a workshop on 15 June: Moving on from ‘why?’ 5 practical things every leader should know about making collaboration work.
The session – intended for everyone from middle leaders through to MAT CEOs and Regional Schools Commissioners – will share five insights about the ‘how’ of collaboration at school, network and system level. Drawn from Education Development Trust’s own research, the global literature and three years’ experience working on collaboration projects with schools and local systems in England and around the world, this set of highly practical actions will provide a toolkit for putting in place the kind of collaboration which has the potential to improve pupil outcomes.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE CONFERENCE to attend this year what would it be, and what would you want from it?
I know the usual off-the-cuff responses: “a nice hotel room … thick bath robes … decent biscuits and choice of teas in mini-bar … a good lunch … good opportunities to network … oh, and inspirational speakers!”
Maybe you’re not as shallow as me, but even if you are, then I can suggest that one conference you really ought to consider is the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2018, held at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, 14-15 June. With an exciting line-up of over 30 keynote, masterclass and workshop sessions, led by some of the very best thinkers and speakers, this is certainly one conference I don’t want to miss.
We often complain of no time to think, no time to meet and exchange ideas with our peers. This is the perfect opportunity to do just that, so that you return to your school not just revitalised and stimulated, but with some practical suggestions to share with your colleagues. I look forward to seeing you there.
Chair of the Teaching Schools Council