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The 21st AMGS Annual Conference

Policy and Leadership

Friday 1st October, 2010


10.30am          Registration 
Tea, coffee & light refreshments
11.00am          Conference Opens
                      Introduction – Vanessa Ogden, AMGS President
11.05am          Keynote Speaker 1: Dame Patricia Hodgson – Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge.
'Girls and success into higher education – the importance of confidence.'
Questions & discussion – Developing the confidence of girls through school provision – ideas from the ground. Introduced by Julia Waters
12.15pm          Keynote Speaker 2: Vicky Jewson – Screen writer and Director of Jewson Film Foundation
'Educating Successful Women – What Works Well: Even Better If...' Introduced by Vanessa Ogden
1.00pm            Lunch
1.45pm            Keynote Speaker 3: Round Table Event – School Buildings and Envisioning the Future of Schools
                       Introduced by Vanessa Ogden
This event involves a group of experienced headteachers who have each taken a different challenge in building a new school. They are in different stages of the process, with varied and innovative approaches to developing the provision they make for pupils at each of their schools.
Invited Panel of Headteachers
Rachel MacFarlane, Walthamstow School for Girls
Michael Murphy, Crown Woods School
Grahame Price, St. Paul's Way Trust School
Jenny Wilkins, Skinners' Academy
Presentation of 15 – 20 minutes by each panel member followed by round table discussion and questions

3.45pm            Tea break with light refreshments
4.05pm            Keynote Speaker 4: Ms. Fiona Millar – Commentator on education, campaigner for comprehensive schools and journalist. Questions and discussion. Introduced by Sue Higgins
5.05pm            Closing speaker – Prof. David Woods – Chief Adviser for London Schools and Principal National Challenge Adviser. Questions and discussion. Introduced by Julie Lawton
6.00pm            Leisure time – to use the hotel's facilities
7.30pm            Dinner in the library

Saturday 2nd October, 2010

9.00am            Annual General Meeting

9.30am            Workshop 1: AMGS Policy Responses
Led by Vanessa Ogden

10.30am          Tea break with light refreshments
10.50am          Workshop 2: Global Citizenship
Led by Sister Brenda Wallace
11.50am          Workshop 3: Collaborative Working:
Strength in Partnerships between Girls' Schools
Led by Julia Waters
12.50pm          Conference close

1.00pm            Lunch & networking