The National School Inspections Event 2019


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in early years, schools and academies that are inspected by Ofsted.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Matthew Shanks, Executive Principal, Education South West (CONFIRMED)


Special Keynote Address: Ofsted’s Vision For The New-Look Inspection Framework For September 2019
  • Ensuring the new framework reflects schools’ performance, allowing improvement support to be mainly directed at where it is most needed
  • The grading system: keeping the current system of grades rather than moving to a “pass or fail” system
  • Gaining a clearer focus on pupil behaviour and attitudes: incorporating the findings from the government-commissioned review into behaviour March 2017 into the framework
  • How inspections can complement rather than reinforce reinforce performance data
  • Update on the review of the primary and secondary curriculum

Matthew Purves, Deputy Director, Schools, Ofsted (CONFIRMED)


The Department for Education Viewpoint On The New School Inspections Framework in 2019
  • Update on the challenges and issues of importance for current inspections
  • The role of the DfE in reviewing curricula
  • How the DfE is working with the profession, teaching unions, Ofsted and others to reduce unnecessary teacher workload
  • Assessing the continuing need for exam results to be used to as one of several measures to judge schools’ performance
  • Ensuring the inspection framework gives children a broad, balanced and rounded education

Julia Kinniburgh, Director of Accountability, Curriculum and Qualifications, Department for Education (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Preparing For An Ofsted Inspection And Handling The Inspection Process
  • The importance of knowing and understanding your school and assessing what will help understand the needs of your learning community better and help drive forward your vision for learners
  • Utilising the multi-academy trust model to set priorities and develop an improvement action plan
  • Ensuring that the needs of all students are catered for, and that they are fully integrated into the school

Julie Hiddleston, Executive Headteacher, William Morris Primary School (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Using Data Effectively to Improve Performance Across A Multi-Academy Trust
  • Examining the barriers and drivers of school improvement
  • Managing inspections with the use of data
  • Using data to drive up pupil achievement
  • Using accurate self-evaluation to know what to improve
  • Developing effective tracking systems in the world of the new GCSEs

Dr Jamie Clarke, CEO, Tove Learning Trust (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Special Keynote Presentation: The National Audit Office’s Report on Ofsted’s Inspection of Schools
  • Ofsted’s performance against targets for the inspection of schools
  • The impact of Ofsted in raising the standards of education and improving the quality of children and young people’s lives
  • Ofsted inspections and the school system
  • Recommendations for improvement

Mark Parrett, Audit Manager, National Audit Office (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Delivering Wide-Ranging Improvements Across A Secondary School 
  • Outlining the journey from being Ofsted rated ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ in the most recent inspection
  • Offering a large variety of extra-curricular activities to support students’ learning and development, including cadet forces
  • Placing a renewed focus on subjects such as dance, drama, and music to deliver a well-balanced curriculum that caters to the strengths of all students
  • Designing lesson plans effectively to ensure that all students are supported, and there are built-in provisions to move children onto more challenging work as required
  • Promoting pupils’ personal development and wellbeing to create independent, confident, and successful learners

Mark Marande, Principal, The Petersfield School (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: How A Secondary School Went From Good To Outstanding By Creating A Strong Relationship Between Pupils And Teachers
  • Implementing a strong framework around behaviour, uniforms and manners in a way that is sympathetic to students
  • Delivering a curriculum, including the English Baccalaureate, which pupils clear pathways to further study.
  • Delivering excellent learning, strong leadership and a good inclusion team
  • Giving outstanding support for pupils’ personal development and welfare and helping all pupils feel included, valued and safe through the ethos of the school, the ‘Wiseman spirit’
  • Delivering consistently strong teaching and outstanding outcomes for pupils

Michael Kiely, Headteacher,The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (invited)


Case Study: How A Primary School Went From Good To Outstanding And Is Among The Top Two Per Cent Of Schools In England For The Progress Made By Pupils Between Key Stage 1 And key Stage 2
  • Knowing your school well, knowing the issues you’ve got and knowing what you need to develop to fit your pupils’ need
  • Developing systems that meet the needs of the school: adapting commercial products to meet the needs of children for tracking assessment, behaviour and attendance
  • Instilling in children the idea that they can do anything that they want to do
  • Setting high standards for pupils’ work, uniform and behaviour
  • The role of the school’s Social Learning Mentor in supporting children and families throughout the school, running community events, helping the head to monitor attendance and working to engage children whose attendance has fallen below 85 per cent

Paula O’Rourke, Headteacher, Sugar Hill Primary (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session



Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in early years, schools and academies that are inspected by Ofsted.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Education sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 

Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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