System Leader Event October 2019

System Leader Event October 2019

We are delighted to host Leora Cruddas (Author of the 'Where Next for a Self Improving System' thinkpiece and CEO of CST at our TSC SW System Leader event in October.  There will also be input from Hannah Woodhouse, new RSC and the new SW Regional Director of the Education Endowment Foundation.  The event will finish with a presentation from Julia Steward author of "Sustaining Resilience for Leadership."  Colleagues attending will be provided with a copy of the book. 

This event will also see the launch of the South West 19-20 School Improvement Offer for the region and will require attendance of System Leaders involved in the delivery of the offer, across the sector. 

We look forward to seeing you all there and continuing to build our collective capacity to drive improvement in our region's schools. 

Agenda - System Leader Event

1st October 2019 – 8:30am until 4:00pm

Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Heathfield School, Taunton, TA2 8PD

8:30 - 9:00

Arrival, Coffee and Networking - 9.00 start


9.00 - 9:10

Welcome and introduction/purpose of event


9:10 – 9:40

Hannah Woodhouse: RSC Vision for the SW 19-20


9:40 – 10:40

Keynote: Leora Cruddas: The Role of System Leaders in a Self-Improving System


10:40 – 11:00



11:00 – 11.30

EEF and TSC:  Developing evidence informed CPLD and Professional Learning Communities: a regional partnership approach

Lorwyn Randall

Prof Jonathan Sharples

Jim Rogers

11.30 – 12:40

TSC: SI Commission 19/20:

  • Successes, challenges and lessons learnt from 18/19
  • Overview of 19/20 offer and key changes
  • SW NLE case studies (3)






12:40 – 13:10



13:10 – 2.30

TSC: SI Commission 19/20:

  • Overview of DfE guidance
  • Working with the RAF (practical session)
  • Powerful and professional SI conversations
  • The importance of governor engagement
  • Timelines and QA process
  • National programmes and SW updates from regional Maths & English Hubs, SEND leads









2.30 – 2.45



 2.45 – 3.45

Julia Steward: Sustaining Resilience for Leadership


3.45 – 4 pm

Next Steps & Closing remarks



Please note that this day is also the regional training event for all NLEs who will be matched to Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools in 19-20 and as such, is considered compulsory training for those that wish to be deployed as part of next year's offer of support to RI and 2 x RI schools.  Please also note that for the 19-20 there will be no DfE national training events as there were last year. Instead, NLEs must attend these regional equivalents. We look forward to you joining us on this day to learn more about the offer, hear from system leaders and inspiring keynotes and participate in practical sessions using exemplar RAFs as well as share learning from SW NLE case studies. 

Note: Limited Car Parking is available onsite at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre but car sharing is encouraged where possible.  Taunton also has a train station with good links across the region.

Event Properties

Event Date 01-10-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 01-10-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-07-2019
Capacity 240
Registered 199
Cut off date 18-09-2019
Individual Price Free
We are no longer accepting registration for this event