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Keynote speakers 2018

Amjad Ali

Amjad is a Teacher, Trainer, TEDx speaker and Senior Leader. Who has worked in challenging, diverse schools. He is a qualified, practising SENCO, completing the National SENCO Award in 2015. Amjad is also a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher in Teaching and Learning and will be undertaking Specialist Leader in Education accreditation by September 2017. Before stepping into the world of education, he spent time as Play Worker and Learning Support Assistant in Young Offenders Institutes. @ASTSupportAali

Jo Payne

Jo Payne is a teacher and leader based in Sussex. Having been a year leader, she recently secured a job as deputy head teacher at a school in Horsham. Although she specialised in primary languages during her teaching degree, she is particularly interested in how technology can enhance pupils’ learning. Jo organises TeachMeet Sussex events in schools around the county each term. She writes a blog, MrsPTeach, on which she shares ideas about many subjects within education, including: feedback and marking, whole-class reading and maintaining a healthy work–life balance as a teacher. Jo co-wrote Making Every Primary Lesson Count for Crown House Publishing. @MrsPTeach

Paul Blake

Paul is a Deputy Headteacher in Hampshire with 20+ years of teaching experience. He is a student of educational leadership and is particularly interested in the 'servant' and 'authentic' leadership models. Paul believes that school leaders have a responsibility to support their colleagues' growth through meeting their psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness. Academically, Paul writes mostly about social mobility in the British state education system, particularly the challenges facing children from low-income families. He is a huge fan of Martin Robinson's 'Trivium' curriculum design concept and loves few things more than a day or two away at an education conference. @Blake_education

Southern Rocks sessions

We have presenters from across sectors delivering 30+ sessions for you, Primary teachers, Secondary teacher, All-through teachers and SEND specialists. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful teachers, subject specialists, innovators, school leaders, Head teachers and Directors of Schools, Directors of SEND and a handful of carefully selected educational consultants. We most certainly have ample enthusiasm, determination and guile, with many a good tale to be shared.

Simon Knight (SEND) Workshop

Working with children with SEND can test the limits of your professional knowledge and understanding. The SEND Reflection Framework offers an opportunity to consider whether there are areas of your practice that may benefit from further development. This session will introduce you to the document and offer a starting point for improved outcomes. Anatomy of a lesson. In a two week period, Enrichment Leader Stephen Lockyer observed almost all of the teachers in one school. In this session, he will share what he found, the common patterns teachers fell into, and possible strategies which will make whole-school change a rapid reality. He will also share what philosophies and technical solutions are being used to iterate teaching to another level. Come with an open mind!

Jo Payne (Primary) Lecture Plus

A look at research-based principles for effective teaching and strategies to implement these in the primary classroom. How can we make sure every lesson for primary children counts?

Ben King (Primary) Lecture

An insight into how reading can be put back at the centre of all we do, helping to foster and develop a genuine love of high quality texts this session will attempt to provide practical tips for future learning.

Andy Lewis (Secondary) Lecture

Knowing Stuff: Reworking Your Teaching. How can you change things to ensure that your student's learning is relevant and engaging, yet underpinned by a knowledge-rich curriculum? A look at tips and tools to do things a little differently, reducing workload and getting the best out of ALL your students.

James Mosley (Secondary) Lecture

My session aims to provide some practical techniques which will help to engage students in their learning, especially revision, much of this will be focused around the concept of “gamification of learning.”

Clare Erasmus (Secondary) Lecture

A cross curricular scheme of work was delivered with a mixed ability class of year 9 media students over the period of a term. Together with weekly SKYPE sessions, with Gaia Tech, the aim was to get the students to learn how to design and build a digital app but also encourage an awareness about teenage mental health helping the students to deal with the many topics and encourage them to become more resilient.

Rebecca Foster (Secondary) Lecture

My session will share what we're doing in my English department to ensure long term learning e.g. spacing, interleaving, self-quizzing, retrieval practice.

David Taylor (All through) Lecture Plus

20 Ways to Improve Teacher Questioning' is a fast and frenetic interactive session brimming with ideas on how to use questioning to engage the whole class, improve listening skills, build confidence and develop deeper, better responses. From 'The Matrix' to 'ABC (Agree, Build, Challenge)', from 'Thinking and Linking Time' to 'Pepper the Field', there are a host of immediately useable ideas to put into practice the very next day. Free handouts and Slideshare slides for all who attend, and the session is fully interactive, with audience response using Hypersay. A must see session for teachers of any experience. I believe Outdoor Learning can be a powerful tool in the teacher’s toolbox.

Lynnette Parr (All through) Workshop

Teaching key words across the curriculum. Strategies, theory and resources to use. Focusing on spelling and retention of meaning.

Stephen Lockyer (All Through) Lecture Plus

Anatomy of a lesson. In a two week period, Enrichment Leader Stephen Lockyer observed almost all of the teachers in one school. In this session, he will share what he found, the common patterns teachers fell into, and possible strategies which will make whole-school change a rapid reality. He will also share what philosophies and technical solutions are being used to iterate teaching to another level. Come with an open mind!

Caroline Spalding (Secondary) Workshop

This session will give practical strategies for building domain-specific knowledge and vocabulary to support students in writing analytical responses to literary texts.

Sophie Merrill (Primary) Workshop

Session would explore the role of art and sketchbooks across the primary school. How they can be used to support other areas of the curriculum and deepen children's thinking and freedom of expression. Along with ways to give art a greater purpose within the primary setting in order to raise standards.

Jules Daulby (SEND) Lecture Plus

Jules will challenge your thinking on literacy exploring how much technology could be used for struggling readers and writers. She will show some accessible tech both free and commercial and ask how feasible this is in a mainstream classroom. If you want to know what’s out there for learners who struggle with literacy, this could be the session for you.

Mike Watson (Primary) Workshop

I believe Outdoor Learning can be a powerful tool in the teacher’s toolbox. Together, we will look at how learning outside can impact on English & Maths, whatever age, sharing ideas for taking the learning outside and using the resources in your outdoor space, no matter how large or how limited.

Douglas Wise (Secondary) Lecture

An overview of six common phenomena that can be observed from day to day in most classrooms up and down the country, including the Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Ringelmann Effect. I'll take you through each one and then propose a few modest strategies that I've found useful.

Hannah Wilson (All through) Lecture Plus

Hannah will share how her story of nearly leaving teaching and how coaching recalibrated, reenergised & reframed her career. She will reflect on how she moved from "career suicide" (resigning without a job to go to) to "career salvation" (securing a Headship in a Values-led trust). As a new Headteacher of a brand new school Hannah will share insights into how they have established their culture & ethos by framing their provision through their values.

Jarleth O'Brien (All through) Lecture Plus

All the things I learned, and all the mistakes I made, in improving behaviour.

Vivienne Porritt (All through) Workshop

Do you know whether your teaching has a direct impact on your students' learning? This workshop shares an innovative approach to evaluating impact that works for classroom practitioners. We will explore research based evidence that enables you to be rigorous in demonstrating the difference you make for your students.

Chris McShane (All through) Lecture Plus

Big questions and little big questions. Chris will be looking at how students in OneSchool schools, take the lead on the big questions and how OneSchool teachers, move from working at the "hammer factory" to working at the "screwdriver factory."

Leah Sharp (Primary) Lecture Plus

During this session, I will share how, as a new Head of Year 6, I am working to improve the learning culture (and ultimately the outcomes) through embedding tried and tested methods as well as new trials with children and staff. These include: a whole culture change, pupil leadership, working with parents, different organisation strategies and raising expectations of everyone.

Chloe Woodhouse (Secondary) Workshop

Use of gap analysis methodology to help deepen thinking and promote effective progress and teaching. You may already be aware of "DTT" (diagnosis, therapy, testing) as way of leading learning with a focus on formative assessment, we can review this further together.

Michael Smyth (Secondary) Lecture Plus

Do you really want your students to be independent learners? The answer is probably no. Find out why by coming along to this session where two real life whole-school initiatives and a small-scale classroom intervention will be discussed: 1. Student self-assessment for Year 9 students in all subjects. 2. A programme of study for Year 7, 8 and 9 study skills. 3. Vocab books and key word testing in A level Biology

Bukky Yusuf (All through) Workshop

This workshop will outline and demonstrate a paired reading activity to help students co-construct sentences and meaning within topics that may be quite dry. We will go through one example that I have used with my Science lessons and evaluate how it aids student learning.

Ben Bond (Secondary) Lecture Plus

"High expectations and the need for learning to be challenging. I will explore how this relates to school improvement, sustainability and teaching models in my current and previous schools."

Jennifer Hart (Secondary) Workshop

Research highlights the benefits of repetition and low stakes testing however putting this into practice with the regularity needed is easier said than done. In every school however, there are true masters of this practice, found hidden in the MFL department. This session will explore various techniques that you can easily steal in order to help students get to grips with the knowledge required for your subject. I'll share my own experience of embedding these ideas into my own science lessons.

Andrew Blair (All through) Workshop

Inquiry Maths is a creative and exciting model of teaching mathematics that has been used effectively in classrooms around the world. It encourages students to regulate their own activity while analysing a prompt. Through inquiry, students learn how to question, conjecture, explain and prove.

Penny Taylor and Naomi Wonders

This lecture will outline the successes and pitfalls of working with students on a cross-phase wire-art project. With input from local wire sculpture artist Kezia Hoffman and an educational visit to the New Forest Wildlife park - (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. students created their very own sculpture park. The session will conclude with an opportunity to walk the wire sculpture park, here at Hindhead Campus.

Barbara Cuerden (All through) Lecture

An analysis of how cross curricular days using a self-directed model can improve engagement and enjoyment of all subjects for all students. A science and art cross curricular day is discussed and evaluated.

Cat Scutt (All through) Lecture

5 ideas from research for you to (critically) try in your classroom': This session looks at some pedagogical approaches that are well-supported by research, and what their implications might be for teachers' classroom practice.

Victoria Hewett (All through) Lecture

A look at issues surrounding marking and feedback, moving on to sharing practice that will reduce workload whilst maintaining high quality feedback. Same… but different: assessing children’s transformative learning through the language of “troublesome” threshold concepts. An experiential, neurodiverse and developmental tour of qualitative learning from KS2 to KS4, which might have been called “Degrees of Divergence” had I thought of that first and which may or may not explain why some children have special educational needs.

Barney Angliss (SEND) Workshop

Same… but different: assessing children’s transformative learning through the language of “troublesome” threshold concepts. An experiential, neurodiverse and developmental tour of qualitative learning from KS2 to KS4, which might have been called “Degrees of Divergence” had I thought of that first and which may or may not explain why some children have special educational needs.

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