New Sponsors

As well as our major sponsor Lancashire NUT and our donation from Innovate My School, we are also pleased to announce that two more fantastic companies are supporting Lead, Learn, Lancs.

EPSL Educational Printing are not only coming along to exhibit, but they’re also donating personalised Lead, Learn, Lancs notebooks for each of the delegates.

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ClassCharts are also going to be on hand to demonstrate their fantastic seating plan and behaviour management software, and are also donating a prize to the value of £100 for our raffle, raising funds for Edlumino.

ClassCharts

We are grateful to all of the organisations supporting our conference and look forward to seeing you there on the day.

Our Chosen Charity: Edlumino

edlumino logoWe here at Lead, Learn, Lancs HQ are not just interested in providing free CPD for teachers in the North West. Our closing keynote speaker, Natalie Scott, works with the charity Edlumino and regularly travels to Dunkirk to teach children in the refugee camp. We are inspired by this, and will be raising money throughout the conference to help Natalie and Edlumino purchase much-needed resources for these children.

We are aiming to have a raffle at the end of the day, so if you’d like to donate a prize, please bring it along with you or get in touch with us in advance so that we can arrange to collect it.

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Schedule

It’s finally here – the provisional schedule for Lead, Learn, Lancs. There’s still one or two details to be confirmed, but this will give you an idea of the day and let you start planning which of the fantastic sessions you’ll attend.

The final schedule will be available in the conference programme on the day.

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Download a copy here.

Speakers’ Biographies

Our programme is coming together, and will be released shortly. In the meantime, learn more about some of our speakers. They’ll be covering a range of topics from leadership to governance, technology and much more.

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Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Our opening keynote will be delivered by renowned technology expert Mark Anderson (ICTEvangelist).

http://ictevangelist.com/Mark is an award winning education technology expert, keynote speaker and independent consultant. He is one of the UK’s most in-demand speakers and strategic consultants for schools and is a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology.

His experiences of working with schools and technology have led to him working all over the world. Mark led on the teaching and learning and delivery on one of the world’s biggest 1:1 rollouts at Clevedon School which has led to him working with schools all over the world.

Known as @ICTEvangelist, Mark is the author of the best selling ‘Perfect ICT Every Lesson’ and has numerous published books on the iBooks store. With two decades of classroom experience, Mark knows the power and importance of student voice in developing sound practice having co-founded the Digital Leader Network in the UK. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and expert in mobile learning.

You can check out his work here and here.

Our closing keynote will be delivered by the inspirational Natalie Scott (@nataliehscott).

Natalie ScottNatalie has always been passionate about education, as an AST, Lead Practitioner, SLE and more recently as an Assistant Head leading on whole school T&L. She has been part of leadership teams lifting schools out of special measures and has thoroughly relished this challenge. She is committed to quality teaching, in developing effective and authentic leadership, in talent spotting and talent sharing.

Her career has, until recently, been defined by her work training and supporting colleagues. She leads with the view that integrity and quality are about doing things really well, even when you aren’t being watched by others, and will always try to lead by example, usually in high heels, and usually stood next to you rather than storming off ahead. The doors to her classroom and to her office are always open and her colleagues know this. Her work in this field was recognised last academic year, when she was awarded an Honorary Licentiate by the College of Teachers.

She loves being part of a leadership team and is keen to see more women involved in the making of strategic decisions and supporting one another in making the first steps on their leadership journeys. She was one of the founding members of @WomenEd and feels privileged to be part of the driving force behind it. As part of this work she is also a coach to other female leaders, as part of TBAP’s Diverse Leaders Programme.

In recent months Natalie lost her faith slightly. She made the brave (or foolish) move to leave her paid job and started volunteering for EdLumino, as a teacher, in ‘The Jungle’ camp in Calais and more recently in the Grand-Synthe camp, Dunkirk. Here she can be found in her wellies, teaching refugee children English, maths, and anything else that she can. Her work in a cold, damp tent has totally restored her faith and passion in education, humanity and reminded her of her educational views and values, but also of how privileged we are as educators.

You can read Natalie’s blog, Miss Scott Said What? here.