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Academies
13 Oct 2010
National Conference held in central London

Over 1,700 schools have indicated an interest in acquiring academy status and this conference provided a timely examination of the latest funding, content and logistical details for all those tasked with strategic planning and implementation to get right up to date and prepare with confidence.

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10:10
Mike Baker, Broadcaster and Journalist
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:25
John Freeman CBE, LGA Policy Consultant
Setting the scene

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10:45
Chris Montacute, Strategic Director, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT)
The academies programme - an evolving movement

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11:05
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Pete Birkett, Principal and Chief Executive, Barnfield College, Chairman, Barnfield Academies
Benefits of working in a federation

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12:15
Professor Andrew Miller, Director - Miller-Fiehn Consultants Ltd
Academies to increase flexibility for 14-19 year olds

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12:30
David Brown, National Lead for Schools, Commissioning Support Programme
Accessing and commissioning services

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12:45
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Peter Houten, Director, Academies Policy and School Organisation, Department for Education
Keynote address

14:20
John Freeman CBE, LGA Policy Consultant
Understanding the implications for local government finance

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What's on now:
14:40
Julian Stanley, Chief Executive, Teacher Support Network
Managing change in schools

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15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Seminar 1: Commissioning services
David Brown, National Lead for Schools, Commissioning Support Programme

15:40
Seminar 2: Curriculum design and management
Marius Frank, Chief Executive, Asdan

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