Whole Education, a dynamic network of schools, organisations and partners dedicated to redefining today’s educational offering, has released tickets for its 5th Annual Conference titled An Education Worth Having.
Whole Education believes that all young people should have a fully rounded education, developing the knowledge, skills and qualities needed to help them thrive in life and work.
Their 5th Annual Conference, which will take place on the 18th and 19th November at King’s Place, London, will see school leaders, teachers and education innovators from the UK and abroad listening to keynotes from renowned education researcher John Hattie and Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer at Expeditionary Learning.
Drawn from UK and international practice, the conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to debate ways schools can commit to providing young people with an engaging and fully rounded ‘whole education’, focusing particularly on how to truly narrow the gap for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The conference, supported by lead sponsor OCR with additional sponsorship from Engage Education, NCS and Osiris Educational, features eminent speakers including Professor Sir Tim righouse, David Crossley, Kevan Collins, Maggie Farrar, Andrew Morrish, Janet Palmer, Matthew Taylor, Linda Kaser and Judy Halbert.
Douglas Archibald, Director of Whole Education, says: “Great importance is placed on knowledge and academic attainment in our national curriculum, with little regard for other equally important skills such as resilience, teamwork and communication. We need to ensure our education system is equipping children and young people to become fully rounded individuals.
“Whole Education’s 5th Annual Conference has been developed to help schools and educators provide young people with an entitlement to a ‘whole education’ that is central to the school curriculum and the daily experiences of every young person. The conference programme and our on-going work through the Whole Education Network will enable schools to unleash creativity and build confidence in the school system.”
Sir John Dunford, Chair of Whole Education and the government’s National Pupil Premium Champion, said: “Across the world it is increasingly being recognised that young people need a ‘whole education’ – a fully rounded approach in order to prepare them for life and work. South Korea, Singapore and other countries at the top of the PISA tables are changing their school curriculum to develop 21st century skills.
“Schools in the Whole Education Network give serious thought to what curriculum is most appropriate for young people and in particular what curriculum can most help disadvantaged young people.
“They are concluding that knowledge, skills and personal qualities can be developed in a planned way, not as separate strands, but as warp and weft of the same curriculum plan, with skills development being mapped onto the knowledge curriculum in an integrated way.”
The first morning of conference will be spent with John Hattie including a keynote, interview and panel discussion. Other contributions include over 20 breakouts led by education leaders, international speakers, leading schools, debates, innovation table sessions and much more.
The London Leadership Strategy works closely with Whole Education, and are pleased to offer free table spaces to 5 LSEF project members on a first come, first served basis. This will be an excellent opportunity to share project findings with leading thinkers and organisations in the educational field.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a table space.