Keynote speaker on education as part of “Trailblazer” programme

Thursday 20 October 2016, 8am 11:30 amHigh House Production Park, PurfleetTHE ROYAL Opera House Trailblazer programme is inviting Thurrock (and other interested) school leaders head teachers, senior leaders and governors to join them in exploring how the arts can play a vital role in developing and maintaining outstanding schools.A spokesperson said: “Our keynote speaker Professor Mick Waters, a well-known and highly respected education consultant, works with authorities across the UK on innovative approaches to learning.As Director of Curriculum for the QCA Mick took a lead role in supporting schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design. Mick will speak about the challenges schools are facing in the current climate and explore creative approaches to meeting those challenges.The conference will allow you to:Learn more about local assets and how to capitalize on them.Match your schools’ needs against the opportunities that are available.Investigate pathways for opening young people’s eyes to careers in the creative sector.Meet other school leaders and explore best practice case studies.We will also welcome Jane Button, founding Director of the new National College for Creative and Cultural Industries, based at High House Production Park in Purfleet. Jane will explore how local assets, including Thurrock Trailblazer, the new National College and ROH Bridge can support schools to fulfil their potential.’This is a great occasion for headteachers, senior leaders and governors to come together and explore how arts and culture can have a positive impact on school improvement and pupil outcome. The opportunities for schools in Thurrock and the region to engage with world class arts and culture provision are unique and extraordinary and at this conference you will be able to find out about the local offer, explore a range of case studies and experience presentations by highly influential industry and curriculum experts. This is a conference not to be missed.’ Roger Edwardson Head of School Improvement, Thurrock LATo reserve a place please email thurrock.trailblazer@roh.org.uk or call us on 01708 891200.

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