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Oldham Learning Festival

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25th June. Day one of the Festival - Leadership at all levels

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Day one of the festival has its focus on leadership. All successful organisations have at their heart effective leadership at all levels in the hierarchy. Floyd Woodrow is a hugely inspirational and experienced leader who brings a wealth of personal knowledge, learning and gravitas to the topic. He will work with the audience to explore their understanding and application of leadership in daily lives and work. His ‘Compass model’ is designed to ensure ‘we are all on the right course’ and you will enjoy a day on interaction, learning and leave the session better equipped to effectively lead in a time of constant change.

Audience: Interest is welcome from any sector and at any level of experience: chief executive to newly appointed teacher, council officer, health or social worker or indeed a governor or third sector colleague keen to explore leadership.

26th June – Social Mobility and disadvantage

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The topic of reducing social disadvantage is at the heart of our national debate. Indeed the national Opportunities Area programme, active in Oldham has this moral purpose at the heart of its endeavours. The programme today has four high quality presenters with a national - UK wide pedigree in this area of priority. The opportunity to listen and take part in a discussion about how England, Scotland and Wales are tackling this challenge is not be missed. The attached biographies set out the impressive scale of experience and knowledge of the presenters.

Audience: This programme will be advertised across Greater Manchester and it is anticipated that educationists/social workers/health colleagues/Governors - indeed all those with a professional interest in closing the attainment and achievement gap between the most and least disadvantaged in our society will find this programme of value. It’s not to be missed.

27th June: Inspirational Leadership and the Curriculum

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The programme today has a number of high profile nationally known speakers who will inspire and challenge in equal measure. Gavin Oates, the author and chief executive of Tree of Knowledge is worth travelling far to listen to. His inspirational style of delivery and high quality message will leave every member of the audience feeling inspired by the potential contribution they can make to the support of children and young people for whom they are responsible in whatever capacity.

Dame Alison Peacock needs little introduction. Her experience and wisdom and a rare gift to be shared with colleagues. Her presentation of sharing the best practice that makes a positive difference in schools for the benefit of children and young people invaluable learning for us all. Helen O’Neil an experienced HMI, Ofsted has the experience of working with hundreds of schools across England and will share the best practice on offer. Lucinda Roberts - Holmes and Kevin Sindermin (a local man!) will also present a radical and innovative approach, which has been tested internationally, of using physical literacy to improve the learning capacity for disadvantaged children and young people

Audience: This programme will be of interest to all those with an interest in in the learning and development of children and young people.

Thursday 28th June – Health and wellbeing and neuroscience

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The assembled presenters available to deliver this programme are of the absolute highest quality and this will no doubt be a session that attracts a wide audience of those interested in how to support the health and wellbeing of all children and young people. Dr Andrew Curran of book and TV fame and Dr Tom Billington and Professor Peter Kinderman bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and challenge which will no doubt inspire extensive discussion and debate.

Audience: The role of neuroscience in supporting learning and development and improving mental health is a topic of the times and it is expected that a wide range of professionals and interested governors, parents and carers in the audience will make it a programme to remember.

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