inclusive leadership
& practice conference

inclusive leadership
& practice conference

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2024

9.30AM – 2.30PM

(INCLUDES LIGHT LUNCH)

Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)

Sponsored By

Keynote Speakers

Ruth Swailes

Inspirational, Motivational Education Speaker, Independent Thinking

Ruth has 30 years’ experience working in education as a Headteacher, Inspector, Consultant, Improvement Advisor and Moderator in several Local Authorities.

Ruth currently works as a School Improvement Advisor in Leicester, as an Early Years Advisor on the Wirral and as a private consultant nationally and internationally. She has taught throughout the primary age range in the UK, but her passion is working with children aged 2-7.

Ruth is the lead author of the Oxford International Early Years curriculum for 2-6 year olds and leads on the training for schools and settings using the curriculum in more than 40 different countries. She is co-author of the bestselling book, “Early Childhood Theories Today” and was named Nursery World Trainer of the Year in 2021 and an International Influencer in Education in 2022 by ISC research. Ruth writes for several educational publications as well as Yorkshire Bylines newspaper. Ruth is currently writing a book about curriculum development.

Professor Toby Greany

Professor of Education, University of Nottingham

Toby’s research is focused on how policy and practice interact to shape educational opportunities and outcomes, in particular across local systems and through networks, and the nature and role of leadership in these processes.

His research includes studies funded by the Association of Education Committees, Economic and Social Research Council, Education Endowment Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome Trust and UK Department for Education. He currently chairs the Greater Manchester Priority Area Partnership Board on behalf of the UK Department for Education.

His most recent book – Leading Educational Networks: Theory, Policy and Practice (Bloomsbury, 2022) – was co-authored with Dr Annelies Kamp, University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand. He has advised the OECD, EU and ministries in several countries on issues relating to school leadership and educational system reform.

Professor Hilary Cremin

Head of Faculty, University of Cambridge

Hilary is a research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is currently Head of Faculty. She researches conflict transformation and peace-building in and through education, in settings in the UK and elsewhere. She is working on new ways of exploring peace and rewilding education. She uses research methodology that values embodied, affective and relational perspectives. Recent work has been grounded in poetic enquiry and autoethnography.

She has recently developed a positive peace tool kit in collaboration with Cambridge International. This involves an audit of conflict and peace in schools, and a series of activities that schools can use to work towards, inner, outer, community, global and ecological peace. She has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector as a schoolteacher, educational consultant, project coordinator and academic. Her latest book with Terence Bevington is Positive Peace in Schools: Tackling Conflict and Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom, published by Routledge.

Keynote speakers

Ruth Swailes

Inspirational, Motivational Education Speaker, Independent Thinking

Ruth has 30 years’ experience working in education as a Headteacher, Inspector, Consultant, Improvement Advisor and Moderator in several Local Authorities.

Ruth currently works as a School Improvement Advisor in Leicester, as an Early Years Advisor on the Wirral and as a private consultant nationally and internationally. She has taught throughout the primary age range in the UK, but her passion is working with children aged 2-7.

Ruth is the lead author of the Oxford International Early Years curriculum for 2-6 year olds and leads on the training for schools and settings using the curriculum in more than 40 different countries. She is co-author of the bestselling book, “Early Childhood Theories Today” and was named Nursery World Trainer of the Year in 2021 and an International Influencer in Education in 2022 by ISC research. Ruth writes for several educational publications as well as Yorkshire Bylines newspaper. Ruth is currently writing a book about curriculum development.

Professor Toby Greany

Professor of Education, University of Nottingham

Toby’s research is focused on how policy and practice interact to shape educational opportunities and outcomes, in particular across local systems and through networks, and the nature and role of leadership in these processes.

His research includes studies funded by the Association of Education Committees, Economic and Social Research Council, Education Endowment Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome Trust and UK Department for Education. He currently chairs the Greater Manchester Priority Area Partnership Board on behalf of the UK Department for Education.

His most recent book – Leading Educational Networks: Theory, Policy and Practice (Bloomsbury, 2022) – was co-authored with Dr Annelies Kamp, University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand. He has advised the OECD, EU and ministries in several countries on issues relating to school leadership and educational system reform.

Professor Hilary Cremin

Head of Faculty and Research Professor – Education, Peace and Conflict, University of Cambridge

Hilary is a research professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is currently Head of Faculty. She researches conflict transformation and peace-building in and through education, in settings in the UK and elsewhere. She is working on new ways of exploring peace and rewilding education. She uses research methodology that values embodied, affective and relational perspectives. Recent work has been grounded in poetic enquiry and autoethnography.

She has recently developed a positive peace tool kit in collaboration with Cambridge International. This involves an audit of conflict and peace in schools, and a series of activities that schools can use to work towards, inner, outer, community, global and ecological peace. She has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector as a schoolteacher, educational consultant, project coordinator and academic. Her latest book with Terence Bevington is Positive Peace in Schools: Tackling Conflict and Creating a Culture of Peace in the Classroom, published by Routledge.

Q&A with expert panel

Judith Blake CBE
Baroness Blake of Leeds

Anne Longfield CBE
Executive Chair, Centre for Young Lives

Sue Ward
Operations Director, Leeds Rhinos

Steph Taylor
Chief Executive, Leeds Community Foundation and Give Bradford

Q&A with expert panel

Judith Blake CBE
Baroness Blake of Leeds

Anne Longfield CBE
Chair of the Commission on Young Lives

Sue Ward
Operations Director, Leeds Rhinos

Steph Taylor
Chief Executive, Leeds Community Foundation and Give Bradford

interview

Mobeen Azhar
Presenter/Journalist

Interviewed by

Sally Simpson
Reporter, presenter – ITV Calendar

Workshop leaders including:

Workshop leaders

including:

Prof. Rachel Lofthouse
Professor of Teacher Education and Director of CollectivED, Leeds Beckett University

Andrew Brierley
Head of Access, Participation and Outcomes, Office of Institutional Equity, Leeds Trinity University

Ruth Swailes
Inspirational, Motivational Education Speaker, Independent Thinking

Prof. Hilary Cremin
Head of Faculty and Research Professor – Education, Peace and Conflict, University of Cambridge

Sinead Cregan
Director of Development and Innovation, Central Services, Inspire North

Sally-Anne Greenfield
Operations Director, Lighthouse Futures Trust

Simon Flowers OBE / Lucie Lakin / Tom Shaw
CEO, Leeds Learning Alliance / Principal, Carr Manor Community School / Research & Development Director, Carr Manor Community School

Dr Tamsin Bowers-Brown & Syra Shakir

Director of the Office for Institutional Equity, Leeds Trinity University & Associate Professor Race Equity, Leeds Trinity University

Dr Ian Thompson
Associate Professor of English Education, University of Oxford

Mary Ruggles / Emma Dodsworth / John Gillard
Associate Principal, Springwell Leeds North / Associate Principal, Springwell Leeds East / Assistant Principal, Springwell Leeds North

Ash Razzaq MBE
CEO, CATCH Leeds

Prof. Toby Greany
Professor of Education, University of Nottingham

Molly Macleod
Service Lead – Relational & Restorative Practices, Gloucestershire County Council

Performance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

venue

Carr Manor Community School

Carr Manor Road

Moortown

Leeds

LS17 5DJ

Location

Carr Manor Community School

Carr Manor Road

Moortown

Leeds

LS17 5DJ