Headteacher Summit 18 June, 2019 London

Headteacher Summit: Details of the Day

10:00 – 15:00, 18th June, Russell Square, London

Schools and colleges have a front-line role in in promoting as well as protecting children and young people’s mental health and well-being. There are many different approaches and this event will summarise the empirical evidence and open discussion. Are there any common threads leading to success, and how is success measured and evidenced? The summit will open with a brief outline of the available research evidence, followed by discussion on implementation, monitoring and measurement. Ofsted will attend to field any questions about the proposed framework for well-being assessment.

Ofsted are invited to participate with keynote speakers to include Sir Anthony Seldon and Dr Christopher O’Neill (University of Oxford MYRIAD Research Project).

Sir Anthony SeldonKeynote Speaker
Dr Christopher O’NeillKeynote Speaker
Professor Alister McGrathKeynote Speake
Jonathan JonesKeynote Speake
Assessment framework for wellbeing

Sir Anthony Seldon – An embedded Approach to Well-Being

  • Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.
  • Former headteacher of Wellington College
  • Founder of The Wellington Academy
  • Honorary Adviser to 10 Downing Street
  • Well known for the promotion of holistic education and well-being against ‘factory schools.’

Dr Christopher O’Neill – What Works?

  • Initiated the University of Oxford MYRIAD Research Project on resilience and well-being in schools
  • Psychologist and registered psychotherapist
  • Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford
  • 40 years experience in schools working with students and staff

Professor Alister McGrath

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Oxford University
Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford

After initial academic work in the natural sciences, McGrath turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while occasionally becoming engaged in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith.

Professor McGrath is the director of the Ian Ramsey Centre, and involved with the University of Oxford’s Schools project. He is a polymathic thinker widely published in science, philosophy and theology.

Jonathan Jones HMI Ofsted

Jonathan Jones is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Ofsted’s specialist adviser for mental health. Jonathan inspects a range of provisions including primary, secondary, special and independent schools.

Jonathan is also a member of the quality assurance team and investigates complaints against Ofsted. He is also a remit trainer. Jonathan has worked and led on a number of national initiatives and has particular expertise in mental health, multi-academy trusts and governance.

Key areas for discussion will be

  • Building resilience
  • Building a positive relationship with mental health
  • Authentic Happiness
  • What works? A Report from Oxford University researchers
  • Assessing and managing the risks of social media

Discussions to include:

  1. Ofsted – Jonathan Jones HMI Inspection Framework
    • HMI specialist adviser for mental health will discuss the proposed inspection framework for well-being
  2. Sir Anthony Seldon – An embedded Approach to Well-Being
    • Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham.
    • Former headteacher of Wellington College
    • Founder of The Wellington Academy
    • Honorary Adviser to 10 Downing Street
    • Well known for the promotion of holistic education and well-being against ‘factory schools.
  3. Dr Christopher O’Neill – What works?
    • Initiated the University of Oxford MYRIAD Research Project on resilience and well-being in schools
  4. Professor Alister McGrath – Flourishing as the aim of Education
    • Psychology, Spirituality, Health and Well-Being – the empirical data

Lunch included and refreshments available throughout the day

Packages

Digital package £120
Resources only. Includes notes, digital resources and a recording of the day for use in staff training.

Standard package £220
Attend the event, contribute to the debate and receive hard copy notes.

Premium package £320
Attend the event, bring a colleague free of charge, receive notes, digital resources and a recording of the day for use in staff training.

A Framework for Well-Being Assessment

Preparing for Ofsted

Ofsted will inspect well-being provision in schools.The Government emphasises the front line role of schools and colleges in promoting and protecting children and young people’s mental health and well-being and supports a whole school approach that embeds the promotion of well-being throughout the culture of the school and curriculum as well as in staff training. This approach will be reflected in Ofsteds inspection regime and reporting.