Whole Education Asks 'Whose Curriculum Is It Anyway?'

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Both challenges and opportunities are arising from the radical changes being introduced in the English education system. Against a backdrop of increased accountability and expectation how can schools ensure they raise pupils' achievement whilst enabling them to develop other skills and qualities just as vital in today's world? DigitalMe will be hosting two workshops at Whole Education's Northern Conference on Thursday 24th May at Elland Road, Leeds.

Speed table sessions to learn about innovative practice

It has been a spectacular day –
I feel even more motivated than ever. It is great to know I am not alone – and to see how
many organisations are interested in education and its future.

Both challenges and opportunities are arising from the radical changes being introduced in the English education system. Against a backdrop of increased accountability and expectation how can schools ensure they raise pupils' achievement whilst enabling them to develop other skills and qualities just as vital in today's world?

DigitalMe is pleased to be holding two sessions at the Whole Education's Northern Conference, Elland Road, Leeds on Thursday 24th May 2012. The conference has been designed to support school leaders in responding to the current challenging circumstances and pressures to become an outstanding school.

Whole Education is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together leading education projects that demonstrate a commitment to a more rounded education for young people. After successful events in Wigan, Coventry, Taunton and London; Whole Education expect over 100 people to attend the Northern Conference on Thursday 24th May in Leeds, bringing together leading educationalists, school leaders and over 20 innovative Whole Education partner projects from across the country.

A delegate from a past Whole Education event says: “It has been a spectacular day – I feel even more motivated than ever. It is great to know I am not alone – and to see how many organisations are interested in education and its future.”

The Chair of Whole Education, Dr John Dunford, says: “With increased autonomy for schools and the prospect of a slimmer national curriculum, school leaders now have a unique opportunity to re-think the curriculum, building knowledge beyond the core curriculum and developing in a planned way skills and qualities in all young people. Like all previous Whole Education events, our Northern Conference will provide lots of viable ideas and concrete experiences for attendees to take back to school and implement.”

Many schools across the country are achieving outstanding results whilst also engaging all young people in learning and developing a wider set of skills and qualities. They do this despite often challenging catchment areas and pressure to deliver on particular subjects or narrow exam measures. At the Northern Conference delegates will be joined by two leading educationalists, who will explain their journey to becoming outstanding in a challenging climate;

  • Alan Yellup, Executive Head at Wakefield City Academy will be sharing the key transferable lessons from their development to become an outstanding school.
  • Angela Armytage, Headteacher from Yewlands Technology College, Sheffield, will walk us through the change journey of Yewlands and its ‘Family of (Primary) Schools’.

Venue: Leeds United Football Club, East Stand, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
Costs: £175 Schools, £225 Local Authorities, Charities and Universities, £295 Full Price
Discounts: Book before Friday 27th April to receive early bird discount (EAR33)

For more details please visit http://www.wholeeducation.org or call 020 7250 8054

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