The Trust hosts an annual conference, bringing all the schools together in the MAT as a celebration and collaboration as part of a comprehensive professional learning programme. The Festival is led by eminent Keynote Speakers who have in the past included Dylan Wiliam, Sue Cowley, and School 21. Staff are involved in workshops and break out sessions.
For the last three years we have welcomed experts from the literacy field to deliver keynote speeches and workshops, such as David Didau, Debra Kidd and Hywel Roberts for our event in 2015; Professor Neil Mercer in 2016; and Sue Cowley, Chris Curtis and Paul Clayton in 2017.
This year Archway Learning Trust is delighted to be welcoming Ian Gilbert, Jaz Ampaw Farr and Jackie Beere as our keynote speakers as our focus across the Trust is resilient learners and teachers. This topic resonates with schools around the country due to the change in the examination system.
These events have been a huge success and have been positively received by staff, as they aim to offer practical strategies for staff to use in their classroom. It is an eventful day on our calendar, which we follow up with time for dissemination among faculty teams in directed CPL time following the event.
See below the programmes from our most recent Festival of Learning Events: