Supporting the Progress of More Able Learners - Manchester - Programme

Thursday 26 Sep 2019
The Studios, Manchester

09:00 to 09:45

09:45 to 10:00

09:45 – 10:00
Chair's Introduction and Welcome

Understanding more able learners

Dr Rebecca Montacute, Research Fellow, The Sutton Trust


10:00 to 10:30

10:30 to 11:10

10:30 – 11:10
Collaboration to identify and support more able learners

Practical strategies to ensure synergistic relationships between teaching staff and more able coordinators, in turn establishing a whole-school commitment to supporting more able learners.

Ian Warwick, Senior Director, London G&T


11:10 to 11:20

11:20 to 11:50

11:50 to 12:40

11:50 – 12:40
1A: More Able Disadvantaged Students

Develop simple strategies to incorporate cultural capital within the curriculum, in turn improving social mobility and overcoming the unique barriers experienced by more able disadvantaged students.

Ian Warwick, Senior Director, London, G&T

11:50 – 12:40
1B: Challenge for All - Primary

Learn to create an environment that enables all children to access challenge at their own level of ability, encouraging higher aspirations throughout primary school life.

Bob cox, Director, Searching for Excellence Ltd


12:40 to 13:30

12:40 – 13:30

13:30 to 14:20

13:30 – 14:20
Mini Case Studies

Accrue a variety of approaches to supporting more able learners from a diverse range of schools, helping you to form strategies that are tailor made to your own educational settings.

Fiona clark, More Able Lead, Marsden Heights Community college

(More speakers tbc) 


14:20 to 14:30

14:30 to 15:20

14:30 – 15:20
2A: Dual or Multiple Exceptionalities (DME)

Increase your awareness of more able learners with DME, fostering a whole-school approach that ensures both their developmental and academic progress.

Kamal Bodhanker, Education Development Officer, nasen 

14:30 – 15:20
2B: At-home Engagement

Build robust relationships with the families of more able learners, managing their expectations to ensure healthy, sustainable support beyond the classroom.

Fiona Carnie, Director, Alternatives in Education

14:30 – 15:20
2C: Intrinsic Motivation

Harness pupils' potential through cultivating intrisic motivation, in turn creating independent learners with a lifelong love of learning.

Dr Marcelo Staricoff, JONK Thinking & Learning Ltd 


15:20 to 15:40

15:40 to 16:30

15:40 – 16:30
3A: Mental Health

Develop an understanding of mental health issues experienced by more able learners and gain easy-to-implement strategies that encourage resilience and position mental health as an integral component of achievement.

Rebecca Howell, Senior Education Consultant, Potential Plus UK

15:40 – 16:30
3B: Meta curriculum

Learn how to design an effective meta curriculum to develop enrichment beyond fulfilling assessment requirements, challenging more able students to access and develop higher levels of thinking.

Julie Arliss, Managing Director, Academy Conferences Ltd.

15:40 – 16:30
3C: Monitoring progress of enrichment interventions

Gain simple strategies to effectively quantify and monitor the success of enrichment programmes, ensuring a watertight provision that successfully meets the needs of the most able learners.