TSSW and its partner TSA's (including Exeter Consortium) were due to host the 2020 Summer Conference on Thursday 11 June 2020. However, the Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions prompted a re-think. During a time of unprecedented challenge for schools, we still wanted to offer an event to inspire and bring the profession together – albeit virtually.
Working with video production company Bitpod (who led TSSW's series of webinar training sessions for colleagues), we have now scheduled the conference on the slightly later date of Wednesday 1 July 2020 as a virtual conference and are delighted to announce the following programme of exciting keynotes and workshops:
Christine Counsell | Education Consultant and previously Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge
“Shaping a powerful curriculum: knowledge, literacy and inclusion”
Professor Becky Francis | Chief Executive Officer of the Education Endowment Foundation
“Using evidence to narrow the gap”
Dr Sam Friedman | Associate Professor in Sociology at London School of Economics
“The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged”
Professor Paul Kirschner | Professor Emeritus at the Open Universiteit
“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: What Educational Psychology tells us about Good Teaching”
The event has been condensed to under four hours as we are mindful of limiting on-screen experience for colleagues. Because sessions are delivered through webinars, delegates will be able to take breaks at their convenience and catch-up on sections missed. An added benefit is that delegates will be able to view the recordings of all the workshops from the day.
The conference is open to school leaders, teachers, Governors, researchers and other educational professionals and the keynotes and workshops are appropriate for both primary and secondary.
As a not-for-profit event, income from the ticket sales and advertising should cover the cost of production, presenters and administration. It is important to us to offer a premium conference experience for under £50 (£35 for TSSW members).
We look forward to you joining us on the day.