Book now for the 2019 GSA Summer Briefing.
Hear updates on topics such as school partnerships, education and the political landscape for independent schools, share ideas with colleagues, and discuss the areas which are most pressing for your schools.
The Briefing day is offered to GSA Full & Associate members and GSA Fellows at no charge, and members are welcome to bring colleagues from their governing bodies or senior leadership teams for a small additional cost.
- 10.15am President’s Welcome
Sue Hincks, GSA President & Headmistress, Bolton School Girls’ Division
- 10.30am Driver or passenger? Building Confidence, Assertiveness and Resilience in girls. The development of the CAR programme.
Esther McVey, former Minister for Work and Pensions, MP for Tatton and founder, If Chloe Can Charity
11.00am Key Trends in education 2019
Donna Stevens, Head of Research, ISC
- 12.00pm TPS – A panel discussion
Chaired by Jane Prescott, featuring John Murphie, Chief Operating Officer, ISBA , Richard Backhouse, Principal, Berkhamsted School, Fiona Clapp, Bursar, Sherborne Girls
- 12.45pm Lunch
- 1.45pm Initiatives & Updates
Bite-sized updates on a range of projects and issues:
Legal update –David Smellie, Farrers
What happens when students need a different education plan outside the school framework? – Kate Shand, CEO, Enjoy Education
Fund-raising for accessibility: if not now, when? – John Claughton, Former Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham, Senior Counsel, Graham Pelton Consulting
Charles Watson, Chief Operations Officer, Tomorrow’s Student
Introduction to Girl Up – Phoebe Sennett, Regional Leader, Girl Up
- 3.00pm A view from the regulator
Sally Collier, Chief Regulator and Chief Executive, Ofqual
- 3.45pm Close
View the full programme here
Costs and eligibility
The Summer Briefing is open to GSA Full & Associate members and GSA Fellows at no charge.
We would encourage all schools to send a representative – if you, as Head, are unable to attend, do nominate an alternate from your senior leadership team, again at no charge.
GSA members also may choose to bring additional colleagues from their governing body or senior leadership team at a cost of £149 per person. Emeritus members are welcome to attend at a cost of £149 per person. Attendees from non-GSA schools are welcome to attend at a cost of £199 per person.