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Registration, refreshments and exhibition


Main Stage presentation

Student performance

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive, SSAT

Reflections on pure imagination
Andrew Morrish, Chief Executive, Victoria Academies Trust
David Priestley, Executive Headteacher, Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts & Science School

Being an imaginative leader
Will Gompertz, Arts Editor, BBC


Workshops: Imaginative leadership in action

All-through education – approaches

Harris Academy Tottenham

Boosting learners’ achievement, skills and confidence at GCSE

Hockerill Anglo-European College

Independent Thinking on… leadership

Independent Thinking

What’s your story? – the importance of storytelling in imagining your future

Kingsthorpe College

Being flamingos of hope, not lemmings of despair

Linton Village College

Loosen up with lesson study: understanding what enables the best professional learning

Riverside School


Lunch, exhibition and student enterprise


Main Stage presentation

Imagine if… we put creativity at the heart of the curriculum
Charlotte Church, educational campaigner and singer


Workshops: Creative approaches to the curriculum

Creating curious learners with creative curriculum design

Brooke Weston Academy

It’s not about what we can’t do, it’s about everything we can

Catcote Academy

Building a knowledge curriculum with an oracy focus

Community College Whitstable

Taboo or not taboo? Championing the ‘Dark Arts’ and creativity in uncertain times

Formby High School

Independent Thinking on… curriculum

Independent Thinking

The Ethical Leadership Programme

Lichfield Cathedral School


Refreshments and exhibition


Main Stage presentation

Student performance
Imagine if… robots ran our schools
Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder, CENTURY Tech


Workshops: Practical ideas for use of technology, AI and big data to enhance learning

Practical ways to develop creativity and imaginative thinking using robotics

Finham Park School

Just imagine – using tele-presence solutions to support school attendance for pupils with complex needs

Hospital and Outreach Education

Independent Thinking on… technology

Independent Thinking

Pupil premium pathways

Leeds West Academy

Teaching through Instagram

Sutton Community Academy

Imagination, innovation and instructional design – redefining learning in the digital age with technology and creativity

The de Ferrers Academy


Panel discussion: Reducing teacher workload

Chaired by Cath Murray, Commissioning Editor, Schools Week

Panel includes Ani Magill CBE, Chief Executive, Xavier Catholic Education Trust; David Lowebridge-Ellis, Deputy Headteacher, Barr Beacon School; Jack Worth, Lead Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research; and Luke Tryl, Director, Corporate Strategy, Ofsted.


Drinks reception

Hosted by CENTURY Tech


Optional evening programme

Imagine the potential of a professional body for the teaching profession
Pre-dinner speech from Stephen Munday, Chief Executive of The Cam Academy Trust, Executive Principal of Comberton Village College and newly-elected President of the Chartered College of Teaching; followed by a four-course Gala Dinner (view the menu) hosted by Sparx, live entertainment and the opportunity to network with school leaders from across the country.


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