NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOLS FORUM
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford on Avon
Monday 15th October to Tuesday 16th October, 2018
Monday 15th October – key focus -
leading schools where we all thrive
with a focus on planning an effective middle school curriculum with learning and
well being in mind, introduced by Professor Mick Waters. Mick worked at the Qualifications and
Curriculum Authority as Director of Curriculum and now works with Authorities
across the UK on innovative approaches to learning. He is also a patron of the Values Trust which
endeavours to promote values driven approaches to learning. Jane Kennedy, Head
of Corbridge Middle School, will speak about the factors that led to the recent
decision to retain the three tier system in the Hexham area of Northumberland.
Professor Mick Waters - Planning an effective curriculum with learning in mind
Gary Toward – co-author of The Decisive Element, Unleashing praise
and positivity in schools
Jane Kennedy – Headteacher, Corbridge Middle
Tuesday 16th October – key focus – current
and future issues for middle school leaders.
pleased that Matthew Purves, Joanna Hall’s replacement at Ofsted, will discuss current
developments in inspection and share some thinking about the new inspection
framework to be introduced in September 2019. Nivi Tank and Peter Jackson will
be able to report back on positive developments in the relationship between
middle schools and DFE since our discussions at the 2017 Conference, and share
some developing thinking about the consultation, due in the Autumn, on the
future of school accountability arrangements following the announcements by the
Secretary of State at the recent NAHT conference.
Matthew Purves - Deputy
Nivi Tank - Team Leader,
Primary Accountability, DfE
Peter Jackson - Head of
School and College accountability, DfE
of further speakers and workshops to follow.