Ofsted Outlines How to Improve Teaching and Achievement for the Most Able Students

Ofsted Outlines How to Improve Teaching and Achievement for the Most Able Students

On 21st November, we are bringing together a selection of policymakers with senior and academic school staff to discuss how best to provide effective teaching, learning and assessment to help push most-able children and ensure they reach their full potential while also creating an ambitious and productive working environment in which all pupils can flourish.

Taking place in Central London, this pivotal forum will feature insights from the Deputy Director for Education Inspection Policy at Ofsted, as they discuss how schools can improve teaching and achievement for the most able students by developing a culture of high expectations and appointing specific staff to champion the needs of the most-able.

Alongside this, delegates will gain insights from schools who excel in challenging most-able pupils in key areas where Ofsted found significant failings through interactive case studies. Places at this forum are limited to facilitate active discussion between speakers and delegates. As such, early registration is advised. All content is CPD-certified with presentations sent out after the event.

Confirmed keynote sessions

  • Matthew Purves, Deputy Director for Education Inspection Policy (Ofsted), Morning keynote: Improving school support for most-able pupils through inspections
  • Julie Taplin, Chief Executive (Potential Plus), Afternoon keynote: Providing resources to support schools and pupils with high learning potential

Expert case studies

  • Rob Leitch, Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of History and Politics (Ravens Wood School) –Supporting most able pupils through challenging teaching, regular monitoring and robust assessment
  • Teri-Leigh Jones, Deputy Headteacher Learning and Progress (The Boswells School) – Smoothing the transition from primary to secondary for more able pupils
  • Simon Cox, Headteacher (Woodlands School) – Nurturing high ambitions and ensuring access for all most-able pupils
  • Mirela Temo, Education Improvement Adviser, MAGT Lead (Ealing Council) and Jamie Maloy, Headteacher (Viking Primary School) – The role of local government in supporting schools and pupils with high learning potential
  • Helen Grainger, Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Assessment Lead (Esh Winning Primary School) – Removing barriers to achievement for more-able disadvantaged learners
  • Laura Frowe, Acting Head of Teaching and Learning (The Queen’s School) – Developing a whole-school approach to challenge most-able pupils
  • Dr Rebecca Montacute, Research Fellow and Author of Potential for success: Fulfilling the promise of highly able students in secondary schools (The Sutton Trust) – Chair

Places at this forum are limited to facilitate active discussion between speakers and delegates. Early booking advised. Should you feel a colleague would benefit from attending, please feel free to forward this invite on. For further information or assistance with booking, please call 0203 770 6580 or email enquiries@insidegovernment.co.uk

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