Endurance and Expertise - Leadership Conference (15th June)

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Endurance and Expertise We are delighted to launch our final leadership event of the academic year and invite you to register (for free) now! This will take place on 15th June between 09.30-12.30 at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth.

Building on the Plymouth leadership diagnostic, the theme of this leadership event is Endurance and Expertise. Achieving and sustaining excellence in our leadership and recognising that we are all continually learning is crucial to our success.

We have a range of inspiring and experienced speakers ready to impart their knowledge and wisdom to us and we promise you will leave feeling energised and motivated. The conference will be full of practical strategies to take back to your school to support you, your members of staff, and your students. This will also be a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, reflect on the year, and prepare for the next.

All school leaders are welcome to attend this free conference and you can find out more about the agenda attached. We very much look forward to welcoming you and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Abi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Plymouth Institute of Education SEND Green Paper Consultation

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Plymouth InstituteThis webinar has a focus on the recently published SEND Green paper with an aim to cast light on the potential impact the recommendations may have for families, teachers, SENCos, school leaders and SEND advisors. We hope that by participating in the webinar you will feel more empowered to respond to the consultation and have your voice heard.

Book a place on the event here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/plymouth-institute-of-education-send-green-paper-consultation-tickets-325609285137

Plymouth Ofsted Middle Leader Roadshows

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Ofsted Roadshows Small

Ofsted will be delivering a roadshow (20th June) explaining how inspectors use deep dives and other inspection activity to arrive at an evaluation of the quality of education.

This will be of interest to primary and secondary colleagues who lead subjects or particular areas of the curriculum (e.g. faculty heads), as part of the roadshow will look at the role of these colleagues in the deep dive process.

Book via the Plymouth Strategy Portal:


SEND Green Paper – high level summary of key policy themes and proposals

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Green Paper SENDSend Green Paper - summary from the Confederation of School Trusts from Leora Cruddas CBE @LeoraCruddas @CSTVoice

Six chapter headings

  1. The case for change

  2. A single national SEND and alternative provision system

  3. Excellent provision from early years to adulthood

  4. A reformed and integrated role for alternative provision

  5. System roles, accountabilities and funding reform

  6. Delivering change for children and families

    Download the document here

Curriculum Excellence Conference - New Dates

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Curriculum Excellence ConferenceAs you will be aware we had to postpone Event 1 of the Curriculum Excellence work across the City, hosted at the Crowne Plaza. The programme is designed for Primary, Secondary and Special School Governors and Leaders at both senior and middle leadership levels and will be led by the West Country Trust.
Event 1: Will now be 25th May 2022
Event 2: Will now be 24th June 2022
Event 3: Will now be 28th September 2022 (New Date)
1. All colleagues that had previously booked to attend the postponed event will receive an EMail directly to rebook.
2. For colleagues who had previously been unable to attend, the booking window is open again, please see the link below or via the attached flyer.
The event is fully funded and is key programme in The Plymouth Place-Based Plan.

You can download the flyer for the conference here