Sunday 28 February

Session 1 | Welcomes & Courage in educational leadership

1600 – 1630                 Welcome address
Opening remarks by HRH The Prince of Wales
and welcome address by Carolyn Roberts, Co-Director, The PTI

1630 – 1715 Keynote
Opportunities and obstacles
In conversation with Professor Dame Lesley Regan DBE

1710 – 1800 Breakout discussions
Courage in educational leadership

Monday 1 March

Session 2 | Working with courage and from first principles

1030 – 1050                                                  Talk
Dr Gavin Alexander, University of Cambridge

1050 – 1120 Talk 
Courage, leadership and creating a better climate:
The findings of the NAHT Commission on School Improvement
Nick Brook, Chair of the School Improvement Commission and Deputy General Secretary, NAHT

1120 – 1200 Breakout discussions
Ethos and vision – what do you believe and how do you make that known in your school?

Session 3 | A passion for learning and a love of subjects

1600 – 1620 Talk
School-led approaches to improving professional development:
learning from the Wellcome CPD Challenge
Professor Emily Perry, Deputy Head, Centre for Development and Research in Education, Sheffield Institute of Education
& Joelle Halliday, Senior Research Fellow, Sheffield Institute of Education

1620 – 1650 Talk
Space… so what?
Professor Anu Ojha OBE, Director, National Space Academy

1650 – 1730 Breakout discussions
Innovative learning and developing passionate and effective subject teachers

1730 – 1800 Forum discussions
1. Rachel Cave:
Innovative learning: What does good pedagogy look like?
2. Neil Enright:
Future of assessment - teacher assessment and exam structure
3. Mark Johnson:
What’s the priority in ‘rebuilding’ our schools and students when everything is ‘normal’ again?
4. Carolyn Roberts:
The curriculum and the forgotten third

Tuesday 2 March

Session 4 | Closing the gap & Teaching and Learning

1030 – 1100                               Talk
Social mobility and education in the post-Covid era
Lee Elliot Major OBE, Professor of Social Mobility, University of Exeter

1100 – 1130 Pupil panel
Pupils from Sandbach School, Cheshire

1130 – 1200 Breakout discussions
What really matters about the quality of teaching and learning?

Session 5 | Making a difference: School Leadership Programme

1600 – 1630 Talk
Schools beyond Covid: where next?
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

1630 – 1710 Breakout discussions
What inspiration can be drawn from our discussions and how might this influence your school?

1710 – 1725 School leader talk | School Leadership Programme presentation
Sarah Burns, Headteacher, Sandbach School

1725   – 1740 Closing remarks
Carolyn Roberts, Co-Director, The PTI
Oliver Blond, Academic Director, The PTI