2016 Outline Programme

9.00am – Registration / Exhibition Opens

9.45am–10.45am: OPENING KEYNOTE
"Get Happy: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools"

Guest Speaker: Sir John Jones, Education Pioneer

Having spent most of his professional life leading challenging schools across the North West of England, Sir John Jones believes that ‘happy’ organisations are a pre-requisite for unlocking education’s potential to drive progressive social change. Strong leadership, widespread collaboration, creativity, imagination and a clear sense of purpose are all essential factors for building emotionally intelligent organisations that can shape young lives in a positive and effective way. Drawing on his vast pool of experience in this innovative area, Sir John will offer a range of practical pointers to help you create and maintain a dynamic organisational culture that can adapt and respond continuously to the individual needs of its pupils.

11.15am-11.45am: WORKSHOPS

Choose ONE from three concurrent breakout sessions on:

1A) Free Schools - Linda Kennedy, Head of Free Schools Strategy, Dept of Education

1B) Mind the Funding Gap - Adam Watson, Director & Co-Founder, Every

1C) Academy Conversion - Julie Alchin, Commercial Associate, Brachers LLP

12.15pm-12.45pm: WORKSHOPS

Choose ONE from three concurrent breakout sessions on:

2A) Strengthening Self-Evaluation for SEND - Alison Wilcox from nasen

2B) Maximising the Primary Sports Premium - James Kendall, Headteacher at Northdown Primary School on behalf of Kent Sport & Physical Activity Service

2C) Inventory, Facilities & Contract Management - Tim Roots, MD, Parago Software Limited

12.45pm-1.45pm: Complimentary Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

1.45pm-2.30pm: SPECIAL KEYNOTE

"Priorities in Education and Inspection"
Guest Speaker: Stephen Long, Senior HMI, Ofsted

This session will shed light on the priorities for schools in the South East region and what Ofsted is doing, through inspection, to support improvement.  Senior HMI Stephen Long will also touch on developments in the inspectorate over the last year and the impact they have had on Ofsted’s work.

2.30pm-2.45pm: Closing Comments

2.45pm  Event Closes

2016 Highlights

2017 Speakers

2017 Partners

About the Organisers

Revolution Events is one of the UK’s leading providers of innovative exhibitions and conferences with an excellent track record in delivering high quality events for regional, national and international markets including Kent Vision LIVE.


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Joe Large

Event Executive

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