Standing up for the Arts

The Jurassic Coast Teaching School’s Alliance annual conference – ‘Standing up for the Arts’, will take place on Thursday 26 April 2017 at Taunton Racecourse.

Guest speakers will include:

Natalie Haynes, Writer, broadcaster and comedian
Natalie has presented a number  of features on BBC Radio 4 “Stand up for the Classics”

Geoff Barton, General Secretary of ASCL
Geoff 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 DfE, on leadership and literacy.

Bradley Simmons, Regional Director, Ofsted
Bradley became Regional Director, South West in January 2014. His previous work at Ofsted focused on school improvement and on policy and frameworks. He was also a senior inspector in Ofsted’s South East region. Before he was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors, Bradley worked as a Headteacher, then as a local authority school inspector.

The event will once again include six outstanding breakout sessions on excellent, innovative and creative teaching and learning for both primary and secondary colleagues.

These will include:

RSC – Creative approaches to teaching Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet
Hannah Walsh, Bristol Classics Hub
Lego – inspiring interest from literacy to computing
The University of Exeter – the importance of creative writing.

£80 for alliance members
£120 for non-alliance members

Book today or call Nicola Payne on 01297 442232 for more information.