Geoff Barton’s Vision for ASCL
About Geoff…

Geoff studied English and Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, then trained to teach at Leicester University. From 2002 to 2017 he was headteacher of King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, a comprehensive school of 1650 students.

He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association and writes for a range of newspapers and journals. He has worked with various organisations, including the Department for Education, on leadership and literacy.

Geoff was a longstanding member of ASCL Council, former chair of its Pedagogy Committee, is Patron of the English and Media Centre, and a ‘Leading Thinker’ for the National Education Trust. He became General Secretary of ASCL in April 2017.

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CREATING THE ENVIRONMENT
A place for learning to thrive
FUTURE-PROOF WORKFORCE
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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES
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WELCOME TO IFL EAST 2018

Drawn from consultation with our partners, our four themes provide a framework for a range of workshops, keynotes, panels, demos, TeachMeets and ‘lightning talks’

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

...skills to lead a modern workforce

Harnessing the best resources and insight to influence thinking, policy and practice…

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

...education beyond borders

Exploring relationships between parents, students, teachers, the media and the rest of the world…

CREATING THE ENVIRONMENT

...where learning thrives

Learning through Play,  retaining teachers, behaviour, mental health… and more

FUTURE-PROOF WORKFORCE

...for the next generation

How do we drive academic excellence whilst bridging the skills gap?

OUR SPEAKERS

(First draft schedule coming soon…)

Project Manager - Most Active County

Chief Executive

Founder and CEO, CENTURY Tech

Secondary Tuition PGCE Lead

Maths Guru! Maths Teacher, creator of mrbartonmaths.com, diagnosticquestions.com, The Mr Barton Maths Podcast, & TES Maths Adviser

CEO, Aspire to Inspire / BXM Expeditions

The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health and Safety at Indiana State University

Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Suffolk

Director of Public Health and Protection, Suffolk County Council

Former Director and Founder, PEDAL Research Centre

LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning

CEO Achievement for All, Professor UCL IOE

Managing Director, Iberdrola Renewables Offshore

Chaplain to Felixstowe Academy at Boost Felixstowe

Clinical Psychologist, Schools Partnership Mental Health Support

Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching

General Secretary, ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders)

Principal, Chantry Academy

CEO, Youth Sport Trust

Author, Teacher and Consultant

Head of Content, Times Educational Supplement (TES Global)

Chief Executive at AQA exams

Executive Director of Curriculum, West Suffolk College

Teacher Training - Strategic Partner

Schools Advisor, British Council

National Schools Commissioner

Panelist and Speaker

Senior Lecturer (Early Years)

Principal, West Suffolk College

Director, National Education Trust

Headteacher, author and consultant

Head of Sport at United Learning

Consultant (MBA Graduate from University of Suffolk, Romanian International)

CEO, St Neots Learning Partnership

Headteacher, Finborough School

Gerard Kelly & Partners

Headteacher, Kesgrave High School

Professor, Foreign Language Institute, Beijing Normal University

Director, Relational Schools

OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS

A MESSAGE FROM A FESTIVAL FOUNDER

A message from Geoff Barton, General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders

Our young people are our future. We owe it to them to help develop the knowledge, skills and qualities they will need to thrive personally and to help our country succeed. At ASCL, we believe that great leadership is essential in a world that is changing fast – beyond Brexit into a world shaped by global opportunities and new technology. This is our opportunity to get education right for every young person, irrespective of their background. ASCL is passionate about the need for an outward-facing, optimistic approach, learning from and sharing with the best education systems in the world. We are delighted to be working with so many brilliant partners to make this the eastern region’s largest and most energising education event ever.

ABOUT THE MOVEMENT…

TACKLING KEY ISSUES

Drawn from each of the four themes, the ‘Key Issues’ are a growing set of overlapping hot topics in education, providing stimulus for influencing thinking through keynotes, debates and broader examination of evidence-led practice.

TRAINING AND CPD

The training and CPD on offer draws from the Key Issues and makes up the ‘on-the-ground’ content that provides impact at the chalk-face…the workshops, demonstrations, tasters, networks and mini-keynotes that enable professionals to implement and raise standards.

TeachMeets

SEND

Autism and ADHD

Differentiation

Learning Through Play

Questioning

Time Management

Child Psychology

The Arts

Cross-curricular

Policy Writing

Social Media

STEM

Schools Marketing

Leadership

Jargon Busting for Business

Prevent

and more…

OUR PARTNERS

A growing collective of strength in the East of England

Olive Academies

Kesgrave High School

Suffolk Academies Trust

Samuel Ward Academy Trust

ONE

Gusford Primary School

Ely College

Arts Council England

Raising the Bar

SENDAT

Suffolk Young Chamber

St Benedicts Catholic School

John Catt Educational

University of Suffolk

Shakespeare Schools Festival

West Ipswich Teaching School

The Active Learning Trust

Chantry Academy

Felixtowe Academy

All Saints Primary School, Lawshall

ConnectED

Autism & ADHD

Relational Schools

Suffolk County Council

The Diocese of East Anglia 

British Council

ASSET Education

Woodbridge Primary School

Sybil Andrews Academy

St Neots Learning Partnership

Farlingaye High School

Saxmundham Free School

BOOST Felixstowe

Archant

Industry Education in Music

SCITT

Xplore the World

Achievement For All

Shakespeare School Foundation

Association of School and College Lecturers