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GO 4 Schools National Conference 2017

Tuesday 3rd October
Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedford, MK44 3AL.

A packed day including refreshments and lunch will cost only £180 per delegate or £150 each for two or more delegates Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

As part our aim to develop a school on school's network of support and sharing of best practice we have the pleasure of announcing or inaugural GO 4 Schools National Conference. With a customer base of 10% of secondary schools in England and Wales we have carefully considered they range of type of questions we are often asked when training and supporting schools.

  • What are other schools implementing for Life after Levels assessment schemes?
  • How do schools implement, sustain and develop their use of GO 4 Schools?
  • What are the best structures for embedding effective data systems for assessment, attendance and behaviour?
  • How are other schools target setting, tracking, using residual schemes or reporting to parents?

The best way to have these and many of the pressing questions that schools are asking answered is to discuss with your colleagues and peers who are facing the same challenges under the ever-changing world of education reform.

We have brought together a range of school leaders who are working with GO 4 Schools in their school to showcase and share their experiences and practices as breakout sessions and keynote presentations to cover areas from SEN provision, assessment schemes to strategic priorities for schools.

Meet the speakers:

Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Director of Policy Keynote address: Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Director of Policy

Duncan Baldwin is the Deputy Policy Director for ASCL. His areas of responsibility include Curriculum and Assessment, Performance Data, Ofsted and ICT.

Duncan qualified as a mathematics teacher and followed a career as a teacher and school leader, working at various schools, where he was Deputy Headteacher. More recently he has worked as a consultant for Capita, focusing on using data for school improvement. He represents ASCL on a number of boards including Quality in Careers and is an expert member of various DfE panels.

Dr Jamie Clarke – CEO Dr Jamie Clarke – CEO

Dr Jamie Clarke was appointed CEO of Tove Learning Trust in September 2016 and is also the Executive Headteacher of Sponne School in Towcester, Northamptonshire – an Ofsted outstanding secondary school. Sponne was his second headship since first becoming a Headteacher in 2000. Jamie has a vast amount of experience and impact with school improvement and has utilised this to support other schools and academies as a National Leader of Education including being the CEO at Grace Academy from April 2014. Jamie is a lead inspector for Ofsted and has been inspecting since 2003. He gained his doctorate in 2012 and his thesis focused on Ofsted inspection and Headteacher leadership.

Steve Cox Steve Cox

Steve is Vice Principal at Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham. He has worked in Secondary education in and around Nottingham for 24 years. He leads on Standards and QA. Recent development projects include the introduction of a "Life After Levels" system and a "Reflective Practitioner" approach to appraisal and lesson observations across the Bluecoat Academies Trust.

Suzzanne Ijewsky Suzzanne Ijewsky

I am the Headteacher of an outstanding Secondary Special Academy in Wellingborough Northants and Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust. We are part of the Maplefields Teaching Alliance and a lead school for Projectability and Achievement for All. Our vision "Every child, Every chance, Every Day" drives everything that we do.

Claire Moulden Deputy Head, Oakwood High School Nicola Moorhouse Data Manager, Oakwood High School Claire Moulden Deputy Head, Oakwood High School
Nicola Moorhouse Data Manager, Oakwood High School

Claire and Nicola have extensive experience in leading and managing data systems in the secondary sector. GO 4 Schools has been implemented school wide since June 2016.

Oakwood High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Rotherham. The school serves a diverse population.

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy

I have been the Vice-Principal at Thurston Community College in Suffolk since 2015. I am a teacher of Chemistry and before entering senior leadership was a Head of Science. As a senior leader my enthusiasms include: the effectiveness of assessment and the learning 'dialogue' and pupil engagement and productivity.

Giselle Hobbs, Assistant Principal – Data, Achievement & Technology, The Stockwood Park Academy, Luton Giselle Hobbs, Assistant Principal – Data, Achievement & Technology, The Stockwood Park Academy, Luton

Giselle is a Media and English specialist with 10 years of experience teaching in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex. Giselle enjoys setting up effective systems to reduce staff workload, and is passionate about 'data honesty'. Alongside introducing GO 4 Schools, Giselle has developed a culture of openness, honesty and professional challenge around data at her academy, with a positive impact on achievement at all levels.

Programme for the day

8:45 - 9:10Arrival, registration, coffee and welcome from GO 4 Schools
9:15 - 10:05Opening keynote speech: Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Director of Policy, ASCL
  Main Conference Room Seminar Room 1 Seminar Room 2 Seminar Room 3 Seminar Room 4
10:10 - 11:00 Jamie Clarke
Tove Trust

Trusts/HMI and Data
Advanced markbooks
WT 1
Behaviour Presentation
WT 3
  Vicky Merrick
Bluecoat Academy

Life after Levels - a different approach
Maple Room
11:00 - 11:20Refreshments and networking
11:20 - 12:10 Life after Levels in GO 4 Schools Attendance presentation
WT 1
Sue Ijewsky
Friars Academy

A special school's approach to Life After Levels and effective assessment
WT 3
Jackie Parker
Crickhowell High School

Impact of using GO 4 Schools with Welsh statistics
WS 1
Steve Cox
Bluecoat Academy

Using GL Data in GO 4 Schools
Maple Room
12:10 - 13:20Lunch
13:20 - 14:10 Paula Brenchley
Neale Wade Academy

Using GO to make a real impact: strategies for raising attainment, a whole school approach
Claire Moulden & Nicola Moorhouse
Oakwood High School

Launching GO 4 Schools as a whole school approach
WT 1
Christine Bradshaw
GO 4 Schools

Data Manager Training - Review your data - Are you on track?
Double session 3 & 4
WT 3
Trust/Governor view Presentation
WS 1
BTEC Markbooks workshop
Maple Room
14:10 - 15:00 Jo Hockton
Sponne School

An Outstanding school data model
Giselle Hobbs
Stockwood Park

Embedding Data into Schools culture using GO 4 Schools
WT 1
Homework & Seating Plans
WS 1
Key Stage 5 statistics
Maple Room
15:00 - 15:20Refreshments and Networking
15:20 - 16:10 Jo Hockton
Sponne School

Attendance and Behaviour
Chris Cassidy
Thurston Community College

Strategic Implementation Supporting Staff Structures
WT 1
Trust/Governor view Presentation
WT 3
Andy Caffrey
Streetly Academy

Using Chromebooks with a Google setup
WS 1
Advanced Markbooks
Maple Room
16.10- 16:15Jonathan Brenchley - MD of GO 4 Schools - Future Plans

Who Should Attend

Data leaders and managers who oversee the use of GO 4 Schools within their school. Head teachers and Senior Leaders responsible for curriculum and assessment from Secondary Schools, Academies and Colleges, Free Schools, Studio Schools & Special Schools.

Costs: £180.00 per delegate £300 for two delegates from the same school. Please return your booking form to or FAX: 0845 527 5571

Meet the Education Services team:

Andrea Whiting – Director of Education Services

As Director of Education Services Andrea brings to the role over twenty years teaching experience; including a track record of improving results in middle and senior management. Responsibilities as a Senior leader have included curriculum development, student achievement, staff performance and teaching and learning, alongside developing shared practice across multiple schools at Trust level. Throughout her career, she has continually supported staff development as a coach and mentor for NQTs and developing school leaders.

Mike Varju – Education Services consultant

Mike is an ex Assistant Head teacher with experience as Head of year and Head of Sixth Form with 12 years' teaching experience. His last role in school involved the responsibility to implement GO 4 Schools, so he has first-hand experience of the huge benefits that the system offers and wants to help others reap the same rewards.

Ian Whitlam – Education Services consultant

Ian has over 20 years of teaching experience as a Head of Department, Head of Year and Head of a 'vertical' house system. Ian spent 3 years teaching in a residential EBD school, and brings experience from being a Primary school governor. After studying for NPQSL, Ian moved to GO 4 Schools instead of taking a senior school role.

Rob Davies – Education Services consultant

Rob is an ex Assistant Head with a strong track record in school improvement. His whole-school responsibilities included data and curriculum and timetabling, as well as having managed major education technology programmes, including the use of 1-1 devices. Rob believes in the power of GO 4 Schools and how it can help take student progress forward.

Christine Bradshaw – Data Application Specialist

Christine previously worked in a large secondary school for 10 years using SIMS and GO 4 Schools to track student progress and analyse exam results. She works as part of the Education Services team to support school managers and the effective day to day administration of GO 4 Schools.

Sarah Chandler

Sarah is an ex Assistant Head and Science teacher with over 10 years’ experience in Welsh and Inner City London schools. She has led on Teaching and Learning and Assessment, working in an Outstanding school and one who made the journey from Requires Improvement to Good. Sarah was also responsible for the effective implementation and management of GO 4 Schools in her previous post.

Tom Bryant

Tom has recently joined GO 4 Schools, he has worked in a secondary school for 5 years using SIMS and GO 4 Schools. This also includes two years of doing the Exam Officer role.

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