National Baccalaureate Summit November 28th 2014

We have organised an event at Highbury Grove School on November 28th to discuss the concept of a National Baccalaureate.  This will be a summit meeting of policy makers and practitioners involved in developing baccalaureate-style provision for learners ages 14-19.  The purpose of the summit is to enable people to share their perspectives on this development so that we can move forward with greater confidence and stronger awareness of parallel developments across the country.  These are some of the questions we are hoping to explore:

  • To what extent do different models overlap? Is there scope for adopting one common framework?
  • What are the different challenges that providers have faced in establishing a Bacc curriculum with existing policies, qualifications and resources?
  • To what extent can individual providers develop stand-alone Bacc structures that have credibility in the wider world?
  • What are the key policy recommendations that arise from the development of a strong Bacc structure? Are these addressed by the models being floated ahead of the next election?
  • Is there an appetite for a united Bacc movement leading to full adoption of this concept nationally?

We have confirmed attendance from the people below.  Quite a line-up!

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It promises to be an excellent meeting.  We’re also hoping to secure attendance from representatives of the Labour Party (who are prosing a National Bacc).

If you would like to attend and have a contribution to make based on the practice in your school or organisation, please contact us via the comments on this post.  A report on the event will be published via this website.

10 thoughts on “National Baccalaureate Summit November 28th 2014

  1. Peter Fidczuk October 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm Reply


    My name is Peter Fidczuk and I am the IB’s UK Development and Recognition Manager. We would very much like to contribute to the Baccalaureate summit and I would be very pleased to present on behalf of the IB. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  3. Marian October 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm Reply

    I’m interested in attending

    • headteachersroundtable October 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm Reply

      Dear Marian

      Please contact Tom Sherrington via tsherrington @
      If you could say a bit about your role and school and current status regarding Bacc development, that would be great.

  4. Sally Brown November 3, 2014 at 11:00 am Reply

    Hi, my name is Sally Brown,Head of Policy at OCR and I would be very keen to attend the event . We are interested from an assessment prespective and are looking at some diagnostics tools that measure skills and traits, the role of the EPQ and offer a number of qualifications on areas such as personal life skills, entrepreneurship and employability.

  5. Mark Hewlett November 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Thank you for this invitation. Sadly I shall be out of the country at that time. I attach the contribution I would have made. If it is of any use for the views expressed and for its strong support of your initiative, I should be delighted if any of your committee wants to use it. Congratulations on setting up what I think is potentially the most important conference for many years if not decades Best wishes, Mark Hewlett

  6. Marian November 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I have contacted today

  7. Carmel O'Hagan November 27, 2014 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Cannot be there but have a great day and thank you for all that you do. Let me know if I can do anything to contribute to discussions around MFL

  8. Schools of Tomorrow November 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm Reply

    We’d be keen to talk about potential synergy with the ongoing work of our members and partners on re-thinking quality – more at Do contact us –

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