LEADER'S TOWN HALL

HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN OUR LEADERS' TOWN HALL!

THE AGENDA

10:30 am
The State of School Governance
  • Has the role of Governors and Trustees changed due to the challenging past two years? 
  • Is there a need for a professionalisation of the role, with adequate training 
  • Should the Department play a role in this? 
  • Are School governors prepared for schools to transition to academies?  
  • Are School governors held accountable enough for their schools? 
11:30 am
Does Our Exams Culture Do More Harm Than Good?
  • Between reacting to current disruptions and re-thinking how to assess learners 
  • Are the changes made to exams as a result of Covid-19 a permanent solution? 
  • Do traditional exam practices promote harmful learning habits? 
  • Are exams a help or hinderance to social mobility? 
12:15 pm
Theatre Break
1:15 pm
Is Ofsted Inadequate to Handle Safeguarding?
  • Is there a need for specialist safeguarding inspectors to assess schools? 
  • Are Ofsted capable of dealing with the safeguarding issues facing specific groups e.g. faith groups, racial minorities, and LGBTQ+ individuals? 
  • Have satisfactory efforts been made to protect school children online? 
2:15 pm
The Role of Schools in Promoting Social Mobility
  • Do schools create an environment which promotes social mobility?
  • Do schools create a meaningful pathway to employment, and how can they work with employers? 
  • Do all post-16 education options allow for social mobility?