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The programme is subject to change. 

 

Day 1 | Wednesday 1st December 2021

14.00 - 14.45

The ECF in Practice: Lessons learned so far

Peter Kingham, Lead Facilitator, Early Career Framework, Best Practice Network

14.45 - 15.00

Virtual exhibition & networking

15.00 - 15.30

The ECF Roll-out: Lessons Learned so far, advice for mentors & tips for ECTs

Emma Geall, Assistant Headteacher (Quality of Education), Induction Co-ordinator and ECF lead, The Halifax Academy

15.30 - 16.00

Top 5 Pitfalls To Avoid as an ECT: A session for mentors and ECTs

Peter Radford, Beyond This, Author: Love Teaching Keep Teaching

16.00 - 16.15

Virtual exhibition & networking

16.15 - 17.00

Me, My Mentor and I: Surviving and thriving as both a mentor and mentee

Sean Harris, Assistant Curriculum Leader at a secondary school & postdoctoral researcher specialising in closing attainment gaps and poverty in the classroom
Caitlin Tubby, Teacher of Philosophy, Theology & Ethics at Bede Academy, Northumberland

17.00 - 17.30

Mentoring a diverse ECT workforce

Hannah Wilson, former headteacher, expert in diversity and mental health, founder of #DiverseEd, specialist in leadership development

17.30 - 18.00

Are you listening? Deeper level listening for ECT mentors

Dr Mari Cruice, senior lecturer, University of Roehampton. Lead for the Secondary English PGCE course & the PG Cert in Coaching and Mentoring

18.00

Close of Day 1


 

 Day 2 | Thursday 2nd December 2021

14.00 - 14:45 

ECTs: From novice to expert

Matt Bromley, Education Author and Advisor, Bromley Education, Yorkshire

14.45 - 15.00 

Virtual exhibition & networking 

15.00 - 15.30 

Building your teaching toolkit

Julie Norman, Executive Primary Lead, Quantock Education Trust, Somerset & MD, Schools Omega Solutions

15.30 - 16.00 

SEND: A guide for ECTs

Garry Freeman, SEND Consultancy, SENDCo and National SEND System Leader

16.00 - 16.15

Virtual exhibition & networking

16.15 - 17.00

ECTs & Mentors: Rights, entitlements, trouble-shooting and best practice

Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary, National Education Union

17.00 - 17.30

How to be a good mentee 

Haili Hughes, teacher & mentor, author of Mentoring in Schools: How to become an expert colleague

17.30 - 18.00

It doesn't need to take hours: Effective marking & feedback

Adam Riches, assistant principal, Ipswich Academy, Specialist Leader of Education, author of Teach Smarter

18.00

Close of conference


 

Bonus Sessions

On-Demand

Understanding and reducing teacher anxiety

Chris Misselbrook, Teacher, Wellness Coach and First Aid for Mental Health Instructor

On-Demand

Practical ideas for using metacognition in your teaching

Chloe Testa, head of English at The Hollyfield School in Surbiton

On-Demand 

Prioritising Your Wellbeing as an Early Career Teacher

Faye McGuinness, Director of Programmes, Education Support