• Date: Friday 2 March 2018
  • Time: 09:30 – 15:30
  • Location: The University of Northampton
  • Cost: Free

Our 2018 Annual Teachers and Advisers Conference has a ‘super supportive’ theme. Supporting students before, during and after their studies is fundamental to what we do and this year’s conference sees us extend that to conference delegates, with sessions focused on how we can support you in both your role and in supporting your students.

The conference will give you the opportunity to explore the future of the University of Northampton by having an exclusive introduction to our Waterside Campus and will feature a keynote speech from Dr Jane Doughty CBE, a pioneer in the field of education.

You will have the choice to attend three of the following breakout sessions where you can hear about the key developments within our University and the Higher Education sector, including;

  • An update from UCAS, including reference writing and updates for the 2018 cycle – Charlie Smith, UCAS
  • Factors for a successful application, including Clearing and Adjustment – Steven Hamer, Head of Student Recruitment and Ross Sands, Head of Admissions
  • Enhancing student success; a look at our how we support students in their transition to university – Rachel Maxwell, Head of Learning and Teaching Development: Policy and Practice, and Kate Coulson, Head of Learning Development
  • An update from Student Finance England – Ahmar Ehsan, Funding Information Partners Account Manager from the Student Loans Company will provide an overview of Student Finance England 2018/19 policy updates, focusing on the new developments in Student Finance
  • An Overview of the Latest Inspection Arrangements for Schools: Delegates will gain a good understanding of inspection requirements for schools, including how schools are judged and graded and what the key areas for school inspections include – Richard Sutton, School Improvement Adviser

You can also join us for a networking lunch where you will be able to chat with our academics face to face.

Please register your interest at schools.liaison@northampton.ac.uk.

Jane Doughty

In recent years, Jane’s work has focused on improving pupil outcomes through designing, developing, and delivering leadership development, evaluation work and influencing government policy. For example, for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, she designed the structure, content and qualifications for a new ‘Leadership Curriculum’ for all school leaders – middle leaders, senior leaders and those aspiring to be head teachers.

Jane has advised international groups including leaders from India, Taiwan, Zambia and Thailand, to name a few, to adapt the National Professional Qualification for Headship programme for different countries’ contexts; she has been responsible for many leadership projects over the years, such as the review and development of National Standards for Head teachers in 2003/2004.

Prior to her work for the National College, Jane worked as Senior Inspector with the Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Centre, an Ofsted inspector and she was the Head teacher of Duston Upper School for 10 years.

She received a well-deserved CBE in 2014 for her services to education through her role as Director: Design and Development of leadership programmes at the National College.