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Geoff Barton hosts: Leadership in a Technological World

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Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3RL

Gateway Building, West Suffolk College

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Geoff Barton, (General Secretary, ASCL) will host an evening of discussion and thought-leadership

About this Event

As part of the International Festival of Learning Fringe Series, in support of the main event on 28 June this year, we're excited to bring you an evening of panel discussion, with one of the 'festival founders' Geoff Barton at the helm. This event takes place on 26 Feb (not to be confused with the main event!).

Preamble

There's no denying that technology is a part of our everyday lives - so - how are we leading our education system into the next decade - a decade where in many cases, preparing our young people for jobs that have yet to be invented will form an increasingly important part of our future thinking.

The topics will reach far and wide - with an emphasis on leadership at all levels.

Host: Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL: Association of School and College Leaders)

Panels: There will be two separate panels with slightly different focus, each lasting thirty minutes. We choose panelists that represent different areas of education and business.

PANEL ONE

‘Reaching all Learners’ - in the light of rapidly changing patterns in technology use by young people - does education need to think differently about teaching and learning practices?

Reflecting on the way young people are accessing technology out of school, and whether this is, or should be reflected in teaching and learning and day-to-day school culture. A particular emphasis on supporting hard-to-reach children is encouraged for this panel (Mental Health, SEND, young carer, LAC, economic divide, home-schooled)

  • Dr. Nikos Savvas, Principal, West Suffolk College
  • Dr. Beth Mosley, Clinical Psychologist, Thurston Community College Partnership
  • Murray Morrison, Founder, Tassomai (Edtech business sector)
  • Dr Annie Clements, Autism and ADHD

PANEL TWO

‘The Future of Skills and Academic Learning’ - what is the role of both in a yet-to-be-created future?

With projected uncertainty of an estimated 70.8% of existing jobs come 2030 (Pearson, The Future of Skills report), how can education support young people in becoming agile in adapting to jobs that have yet to be created, but will inevitably involve an interface between humans and technology.

  • Tom Able-Green, Education Solutions Manager, Academia (Edtech business sector)
  • Claire Riddle, Director, Pearson
  • Andrew Hammond, Headteacher, Author and Consultant, Guildhall Feoffment Primary School
  • Dave Lee-Allan, Chair, Suffolk Association of Secondary Headteachers (SASH) / Headteacher, Stowmarket High School

Timings

Arrival 6pm for canapés and networking. The panels will start at 6.30pm and will wind down at 8:00pm, with an opportunity to network afterwards should you wish.

Ethos and atmosphere

Our IFL Fringe events are lighthearted and relaxed in nature, and our main aim is that you go away buzzing with motivation, ideas and a sense of challenge to the norm. So, please come with an open mind, and go away with a 'full tank' of ideas, solutions and actions.

The Fringe

The 'Fringe series' has grown organically from a desire by open-minded, forward-thinking educationalists and business leaders who enjoy, and see value in networking through events leading up to the main festival of learning on June 28 this year, creating a honeypot for thought-leadership and connectivity across the Eastern Region.

The main festival - 28 June

With an overarching theme of 'Human Skills in a Technological World' - and - with six key areas of development in education through technology, please visit www.ifleast.org - to see how exciting this latest Festival offering is already shaping up to be!

Long-term thinking

We're on a mission to encourage long-term approaches to education, with a focus on how technology can support uniquely human skills that are so vital to a thriving society.

Raise awareness of your organisation

If you represent a school, MAT, university, charity or business and would like to bring a small exhibition or pop-up banner, please indicate during registration and we will aim to support (no charge!)

We also invite organisations to bring a banner or small exhibition to help raise the profile of 'what's out there' that can add value to the education sector.

Sponsorship opportunity for IFL Fringe events

Dinners, panels and other events take place monthly leading up to the main event, with headteachers, Trust CEOs and business leaders in attendance as invited guests. We don't normally sponsor these types of events, but, we also believe there's a first time for everything - and - yes - these free events do cost money! So, if you would like to sponsor this exciting fringe event, in return for plenty of profile and links - we would welcome financial support from £100 (shared sponsorship) to £900 (headline sponsorship).

About your host

Geoff is a former Headteacher, and now holds the elected role of General Secretary, ASCL - an organisation with a membership of some 20,000 education leaders. Geoff is a regular author for the Tes (Times Educational Supplement) and has a long history of innovation and pioneering work in international development in China and Iraq, and, more recently, Geoff is pioneering a unique partnership with Apple - to bring new thinking to education leadership. Oh, and incase it's bipassed you - Geoff is a lively favourite on Twitter!

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Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3RL

Gateway Building, West Suffolk College

Out Risbygate

Bury Saint Edmunds

IP33 3RL

United Kingdom

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