Conference agenda

The conference agenda is made available to you here in its current, draft format, and is subject to change.

Day one

TimeAgenda itemRoom/notes
10.50amCall to main conference room
11.00amConference opensMain conference room
11.00 – 11.20amPerformance
11.20 – 11.30amPupil hosts to welcome delegates and performance
11.30 – 11.50amIntroduction from CEO Nick Hudson and Chairman Dr Paul Hann
11.50am – 12.50pmKeynote speaker Mary Myatt: “What’s missing? Thinking hard about provision for disadvantaged pupils”
12.50 – 1.30pmLunch and networking
1.30 – 2.15pmKeynote speaker Dr Patsy Hodson, Manchester Communication Academy
2.15 – 3.00pmWorkshops (session 1)See here for details
3.00 – 3.30pmRefreshments and delegate check-in opens
3.30 – 4.30pmAcademy “#iwill marketplace”Corridors and syndicate rooms
4.30pmConference day one closes
4.35pmRemainder of room check-insHotel reception
6.30 – 7.30pmBar opens for pre-dinner drinks
7.30 – 7.35pmWelcome from CEO Nick HudsonMain conference room
7.35 – 9.00pmDinner servedMain conference room. Three courses served, and coffee
9.00 – 10.00pmPerformance and academy awards
10.00 – 10.30pmBackground music and evening ends
10.30pm onwardHotel barConference bar closes at 10.30pm and guests are asked to move to hotel bar, carriages

Day two

TimeAgenda itemRoom/notes
9.00amConference day two opens
9.00 – 10.20amPrincipals’ Briefing onlyRoom TBC
9.00 – 9.30amThomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy disability awareness training
9.30 – 10.20amNational Student Voice Council #iwill update
10.20 – 11.30amRefreshments “grab ‘n go”
11.30am – 12.15pmPupils welcome all delegates to day two and introduce keynote speaker, Alex Quigley
12.20 – 1.00pmWorkshops (session 2)See here for details
1.20 – 2.00pmLunch and networking
2.00 – 2.45pmSpeakers from Ormiston Venture Academy and Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy – experiences and best practice
2.45 – 3.00pmPupils close the conference