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Arrival, refreshments and exhibitor viewing


OPENING KEYNOTE: The 6 steps of curriculum design

SPEAKER Matt Bromley, Author of School & College Curriculum Design, Former School Leader, Yorkshire


Workshop Session 1 (choose A, B, or C):

A: PRIMARY: Research-based curriculum design, empowered subject leadership, progressive CPD & Ofsted expectations

SPEAKERS Louise Smith, CEO, Warrington Primary Academy Trust; and Chris Jones, Executive Headteacher, Warrington Primary Academy Trust

B: PRIMARY: A WOW curriculum: Term-by-term curriculum planning in action

SPEAKERS Susan Percy, Acting Principal (from September), Cramlington Village Primary School, Northumberland; and Sarah Korazitis, SLT & Lead Practitioner, Cramlington Village Primary School, Northumberland

C: SECONDARY: Evolution not Revolution: Empowering staff to develop the curriculum

SPEAKERS Ben Solly, Principal, Uppingham Community College, Rutland; and Clare Duffy, Assistant Principal, Uppingham Community College, Rutland

D: CROSS-PHASE: Building a curriculum centred in your school’s community

SPEAKERS Chris Willis, Assistant Headteacher; and Luke Mulhall, Assistant Headteacher: IT, Systems and AI Learning, Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust


Refreshments and exhibitor viewing 


Workshop Session 2 (choose A, B, or C):

A: PRIMARY: Communication, Collaboration, Curiosity, & Creativity: Creating a curriculum & empowering your teachers

SPEAKERS Julian Rose, Headteacher; Jon Warrener, Year 6 teacher & Assistant Headteacher; and Jane Perrons, Year 5 Teacher & Assistant Headteacher, Holmfirth Junior, Infants & Nursery School, West Yorkshire

B: PRIMARY: Design and implementation of a creative curriculum

SPEAKERS Helen P Frostick, National Leader of Education & Headteacher St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School, Richmond, London

C: SECONDARY: The four pillars of principled curriculum design

SPEAKER Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, SSAT

D: SECONDARY: A new frontier: Developing a fit-for-purpose curriculum to prepare our students to be successful now and in the future

SPEAKERS Livvy Black, Assistant Headteacher, The Radclyffe School, Oldham; and Matt Halls, Deputy Headteacher, Curriculum, The Radclyffe School, Oldham  


Lunch and exhibitor viewing 


AFTERNOON KEYNOTE – Planning a coherent and sequenced subject curriculum from five to 18

SPEAKER David Gardner, Curriculum Design Specialist & Author, Former QCA Curriculum Advisor, Former Teacher & School Leader


Refreshments and exhibitor viewing


Workshop Session 3 (choose A, B, or C):

A: PRIMARY: Subject leadership, curriculum design & implementation

SPEAKER Anthony David, Executive Headteacher, Monken Hadley & St Paul's Primary Schools, Barnet

B: CROSS-PHASE: Designing a curriculum from Reception to GCSE

SPEAKER Matt Perry, Headteacher, The Halifax Academy, Halifax

C: CROSS-PHASE: Vulnerable learners: Is your curriculum accessible for all pupils?

SPEAKER Sarah Jones, Executive Vice Principal, Springwell Alternative Academies Spalding and Grantham, Wellspring Academy Trust

D: SECONDARY: Pastoral curriculum: the forgotten component

SPEAKER Maria Alexander-O'Neill, Pastoral Leader & AST, Bablake School, Coventry. Founder @UKPastoralChat


CLOSING KEYNOTE: Busting the myths of curriculum planning and intent

SPEAKER Sean Harris, Area Director (North) for Ambition Institute, former school leader & chair of governors


Close of conference