Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Thursday, 26th November 2020

Delivered online via Zoom across three days


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 Annual Conference will be delivered online via Zoom across three days. Delegates have the choice to attend all sessions across the three days or pick and choose the sessions they wish to attend.

We have an exciting programme of keynote speakers, workshop sessions, provider perspectives, networking opportunities and Q&A sessions. View our conference agenda below.


Conference Agenda

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TimeSession TitleSpeaker/s
9.30a.m.Morning Registration and Admittance
9.45a.m.WelcomeIan Hollingsworth, Chair, Board of Trustees, NASBTT
10.00a.m.Opening Address - CompassionEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT
10.15a.m.Keynote Address - Ofsted 2020 and BeyondHelen Matthews, Specialist adviser for Initial Teacher Education (ITE), Ofsted
10.45a.m.Keynote Address - The Sector’s Response to Covid-19Ruth Talbot, Deputy Director, Teaching Workforce Directorate: Train to Teach - routes, Department for Education
11.15a.m.Screen Break
11.30a.m.Keynote Address - Celebrating Diversity in EducationHannah Wilson, Education Consultant and Director, Diverse Educators

Umarah Abid, NQT

Deepa Vasudevan, Assistant Head Teacher, Ernehale Junior School
12.15p.m.Lunch and Screen Break
12.30p.m.Afternoon Registration and Admittance
12.45p.m.Keynote Address – Compassion, Empathy and WellbeingSinéad McBrearty, CEO, Education Support
1.15p.m.Provider Perspectives – Compassion, Mental Health and Well-BeingAly Spencer, Head of Initial Teacher Training, Fylde Coast Teaching School SCITT

Rachel Davis, Teach SouthEast Secondary SCITT, i/c Trainees
1.45p.m.Delegate Networking – Covid-19 and the New Issues Facing the Sector
2.15p.m.Keynote Address - The Future of TeachingProfessor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered College of Teaching
2.45p.m.Provider Perspective - Inclusive Recruitment PracticesJessy Ahluwalia, Recruitment and Assessment Officer, Researchers in Schools (The Brilliant Club)
3.00p.m.An Introduction to Elevate My Maths 2.0Anand Karat, President, Vretta Inc.
3.30p.m.Closing remarksEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT

Ian Hollingsworth, Chair, Board of Trustees, NASBTT
3.35p.m.Q&A and a Cuppa
(An opportunity to ask Emma, the NASBTT Team and guests any questions)
4.00p.m.Close

TimeSession TitleSpeaker/s
9.00a.m.Morrning Registration and Admittance
Delegate Networking - Mentoring
9.30a.m.Opening Address - FlexibilityEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT
9.45a.m.Keynote Address - Adapting to the New Context: Teacher Training, Recession and Covid-19Jack Worth, Lead Economist, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
10.15a.m.Keynote Address - Evidence-Based Approaches for Improving the Development and Retention of Early-Career TeachersSam Sims, Lecturer at the Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunity, UCL Institute of Education
10.35a.m.Powerful Action StepsJosh Goodrich, Teacher Development Lead, Oasis Academy Southbank
10.55a.m.Screen Break
11.10a.m.NASBTT's - Teacher Educator and Mentoring Zone (TEMZ)James Coleman, Education Consultant
11.30a.m.Provider Perspectives - MentoringDavinder Dosanjh, Executive Director, Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

Alison Brady, Head of SCITT, Associated Merseyside SCITT
12.00p.m.Lunch and Screen Break
12.15p.m.Afternoon Registration and Admittance
12.30p.m.Panel Discussion - InclusionPanel Chair - Angela Browne, Founder of Nourished Collective | Coaching, Consultancy and Community for Women Leaders

Mahlon Evans-Sinclair, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Facilitator, Anima Leadership

Katie Waldegrave, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Now Teach

Corrie Kevan, Department for Education

Davinder Dosanjh, Executive Director, Leicestershire Secondary SCITT
1.00p.m.Unconscious Bias – How to Flex Your Brain for a More Inclusive ApproachHannah Jepson, Business Psychologist, Engaging for Success Ltd.
1.30p.m.Provider Perspectives - MentoringMahbubur Rahman, Postgraduate Programme Manager, School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools (SCITTELS)

Diane Swift, KNSTE Director, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education
2.00p.m.Keynote Address - Education Policy in the Turbulent Times of COVIDJohn Dickens, Editor, Schools Week
2.30p.m.Supporting Older Teachers in Recruitment and TrainingKatie Waldegrave, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Now Teach
2.45p.m.Instructional CoachingEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT
3.15p.m.Closing RemarksEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT

Kim Francis, NASBTT Trustee
3.20p.m.Q&A and a Cuppa
(An opportunity to ask Emma, the NASBTT Team and guests any questions)
4.00p.m.Close

TimeSession TitleSpeaker/s
9.00a.m.Morning Registration and Admittance
Delegate Networking - Curriculum
9.30a.m.Opening Address - TrustEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT
9.45a.m.Developing Subject Knowledge for TraineesJames Coleman, Education Consultant

Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching
10.30a.m.Delegate Networking - Subject Knowledge
10.45a.m.Screen Break
11.00a.m.Provider Perspectives – Subject Knowledge

Provider Perspective - Implementation of the ITT Core Content Framework and Programme Design
Sinead Miley, Director, Leeds SCITT

Ann-Marie Bahaire, Director of ITT, Surrey South Farnham SCITT
11.30a.m.Keynote Address – Dual Coding to Explain Ideas Oliver Caviglioli
12.15p.m.Provider Perspectives – Implementation of the ITT Core Content Framework

Provider Perspectives – Implementation of the ITT Core Content Framework
Carrie McMillan, SCITT Lead, South West Teacher Training and Dawn Chapman, Primary Programme Lead for ITT, Exeter Consortium & Exeter Teaching School Alliance

Shaaron Sanderson, Assistant Programme Manager, Cornwall SCITT
12.45p.m.Lunch and Screen Break
1.00p.m.Afternoon Registration and Admittance
1.15p.m.Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities in Raising the Achievement and Aspiration in STEM of all Young PeopleKieran Cooke, National Network Manager, STEM Learning UK
1.30p.m.ITT Taught Modules for EALSilvana Richardson, Strategic Education Advisor, The Bell Foundation
1.45p.m.Panel Discussion – Essential Guides for Early Career TeachersPanel Chair - Julia Morris, Director, Critical Publishing

Alys Finch - Author - Assessment

Sally Price - Author - Mental Well-being and Self Care

Anita Devi - Author - Special Educational Needs and Disability

Patrick Garton - Author - Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools

Julie Greer - Author - Workload: Taking Ownership of your Teaching
2.15p.m.Keynote Address – How to Assess the Potential to TeachDr Richard Churches, Lead Adviser for Education Reform and Evidence-Based Practice, Education Development Trust
2.45p.m.Supporting Practical Science and Technology in Schools and Colleges Steve Jones, Director, CLEAPSS
3.00p.m.Utilising NASBTT Learn to Support Your Online Training ProgrammeGeorge Pearson, Director, Anspear

Stuart Russell, Director of ITT, Kent and Medway Teacher Training

Helen Carr, Director of Bradford and Hull and East Yorkshire, Gorse SCITT
3.15p.m.Closing RemarksEmma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT

Ian Hollingsworth, Chair, Board of Trustees, NASBTT
3.25p.m.Q&A and a Cuppa
(An opportunity to ask Emma, the NASBTT Team and guests any questions)
4.00p.m.Close