Debating the Future of School Governance

Debating the Future of School Governance - a one day conference at the University of East London
This one-day conference will provide a crucial opportunity for school governors, parents, activists, teachers, civil servants, policy makers, academics and governor support workers to discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting school governance in England.

The aim of this conference is to generate critical spaces for debating the future of school governance under these proposals and to enable participants to share and evaluate good practice, offer up new and alternative perspectives, and debate imagined futures and possibilities.

I look forward to speaking at the conference about accountability and the future of governance. iEd has developed simple and powerful processes and methodologies, which enable leaders, governors and stakeholders of schools, academies, alliances and MATs to understand and portray holistic performance and accountability for improvement using agreed competency criteria. This in turn supports the prediction and mitigation of risk to individual settings and their organisation as a whole. School led systems are better equipped to strategically commission services and interventions and to model and map the impact of growth and transformational change. Local Authorities are enabled in the transformation process of decentralisation and the move to system leadership and localised autonomy with accountability.

Key words
  • Accountability for improvement
  • Portrayal of performance
  • Holistic competencies
  • Transformational change
  • School led system

This one-day conference will be held on Thursday 8 September 2016 (09:30-15:00) at the University of East London, The Great Hall, University House Building, Water Lane, Stratford Campus, London. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The conference is free to attend but places are limited.