February 4th Conference at Huntington, York.

The venue for our next conference.

The venue for our next conference.

The termly Headteachers’ Roundtable Conference will be held on Tuesday 4th February at Huntington School in York.  We would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who would like to attend to contribute to our discussions.

The Provisional Agenda is as follows:

9.00    (A meeting for the core HTRT group in preparation for the day)

10.00 Arrival, Introductions, Coffee.

10.30 Updates.  Tom Sherrington

1)   The  HTRT Baccalaureate

2)   The HTRT Manifesto Proposal

3)   Progress on meetings with Michael Gove, Sir Michael Wilshaw and Tristram Hunt

4)   Research Partnership with EEF, John Tomsett to present.

11.00-“Judgement Based Accountability and OFSTED”  Ros McMullen to Chair.

A TeachMeet style series of short presentations on experiences, views and alternatives.  (Please indicate if you have some input to share)

12.00 Lunch

12.45 Preparation for Feb 10th Meeting with the Secretary of State and HMCI  John Tomsett to Chair.

HTRT has a meeting with both SoS and HMCI on February 10th in London. This follows from our meeting at the DfE in August as reported here.

What are the key things we want to get across in the meeting? What should be our main focus – eg alternative models/future thinking or a critique of the current regime?  We’d like to gain input from all attendees for this crucial meeting.

1.45 The HTRT Manifesto Framework: Tom Sherrington to Chair

The idea is to produce an “Education Manifesto” to provide a focus for our lobbying work as the next election approaches.  This will be made up of our key policy ideas with significant input from our twitter followers, via the blogsite.  The aim of this session is to agree the key policy headings and the mechanics of the process for sourcing policy proposals and writing the manifesto.

2.45  Round Up and Departure.

If you would like to attend the conference, please contact Kate Barnes who is John Tomsett’s PA at Huntington.  Email address: k.barnes@huntington-ed.org.uk

We usually ask for a nominal charge for catering but otherwise the event is free.


4 thoughts on “February 4th Conference at Huntington, York.

  1. Dr Rona Mackenzie January 13, 2014 at 10:59 pm Reply

    I’d like to attend,where can I sign up?

    • headteachersroundtable January 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm Reply

      Follow the info on the blog: Email of Huntington administration is given. Thanks

      • Dr Rona Mackenzie January 24, 2014 at 7:33 am

        Apologies, I was looking for an online registration form. That will teach me not to read all the details!

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