This is the first of several live (ish) posts from the ASCL National conference, you can view the keynote presentations from the conference here
You can also follow the tweets from the conference at #ASCL2015
The conference theme is developing the blueprint for the self-improving system
“We want a system in which all children and young people achieve. We believe we can have a great education system that delivers quality and equality for all students. This will involve an act of imagination, courage and collective action. Our blueprint sets out a vision for our education system. At its heart is capacity building – leadership capacity, pedagogical capacity and the capacity for creativity and action.”
The SWAT conference is now live and the line up looks incredible. Key note speakers include Professor Sir Steve Smith and Tom Sherrington, who have such a wide range of experience and ideas between them – two lectures certainly of note. The workshops could not be more varied from ‘art in the curriculum’ to ‘sticking your head in the dragons mouth’; there are opportunities for every teacher to get new ideas and to inspire.
I admit the notion of a dragon may conjure up images we may wish to avoid, but I am confident that the 3rd July will not be as scary as the image suggests. The “Mastering the Dragon” conference is a fantastic opportunity to get together with colleagues in similar backgrounds, facing similar challenges. It will provide interesting, though provoking professional development as well as an opportunity to meet new people.
Please browse the conference booklet for further information and to whet your appetite for a great teaching and learning conference.
I look forward to seeing many faces there – a DHSB Road Trip!