ASCL Autumn Leadership Conferences 2021 - Birmingham

Due to capacity restrictions, the number of places available at each event is limited. Early booking is advised.

ASCL Autumn Leadership Conference will provide essential updates on the latest policy developments and their impact on your school, college, or trust.

The ASCL Policy Specialist Team will be joined by Regional Schools Commissioners and serving leaders to discuss and address key issues and help you plan for the year ahead.

Topics will include:
  • Inspection
  • Funding
  • Accountability
  • Pay and conditions
  • Teacher training and staff development
  • Headteacher standards
Important information - attending ASCL live events
The safety of all participants is our main priority. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme and event in order to comply with changing risk assessments.

Please note that participants may be required to provide proof of COVID-19 status on arrival at the venue. This may include proof of vaccination status, a negative test, proof of immunity or medical exemption. Further details will be provided to delegates in advance of the event.

Please read our updated terms and conditions before booking.

9.00am     Meeting for ASCL Local Representatives
10.00am     Conference opens
10.05am     Opening address
ASCL Presidential Trio
presentation by either:
Pepe Di'lasio, ASCL President Elect 2021-22
Rachael Warwick, ASCL Past President
Evelyn Forde MBE, ASCL Vice President Elect, 2021-22
10.20am     Tom Middlehurst, ASCL Curriculum and Inspection Specialist
11.00am     Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist
11.25am     Sponsor information
11.30am     Break
12.00pm     Julie McCulloch, ASCL Director of Policy
12.30pm     Panel session
Chaired by Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary, and featuring all speakers plus local school, college and trust leaders
1.00pm     Lunch and networking
1.45pm     Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
2.10pm     Vicky Beer CBE, Regional Schools Commissioner, Lancashire and Yorkshire
Dawn Dandy, Deputy Director, Department for Education 
2.45pm      Conference close

ASCL members


ASCL Local Representatives
Conference available at a reduced rate

The event fee includes a copy of the resources from the event. 

Tuesday 19 October, Birmingham (Park Regis, Birmingham City Centre)
Wednesday 20 October, Manchester (Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel)
Tuesday 2 November, Leeds (Hilton Leeds City)
Wednesday 3 November, London (Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury)

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Pepe Di'lasio

ASCL President 2021-22 and Headteacher, Wales High School

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Rachael Warwick

ASCL Immediate Past President 2021-2022 and Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust

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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Julie McCulloch

Director of Policy

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Julia Harnden

Funding Specialist

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Tom Middlehurst

Curriculum and Inspection Specialist

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Hayley Dunn

Business Leadership Specialist

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Evelyn Forde MBE

ASCL Vice President 2021-22 and Headteacher, Copthall School

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