Spring Conference 2019 – Programme

2019 HMC Spring Conference

The Knowledge Centre, The British Library,
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Wednesday, 1st May 2019

10.00 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.



10:00 Registration and refreshments in the Foyer followed by sessions in the Auditorium
10:30 Introduction by Shaun Fenton (Reigate Grammar School), Chair of HMC
10:40 Building a meaningful area partnership; where to start and how to make it work without being patronising?
Presentations and Q&A chaired by Emma Taylor (Dean Close School) joined by Eve Jardine-Young (Cheltenham Ladies' College), Nicola Huggett (Cheltenham College), Dermot McNiffe (Principal of All Saints' Academy), Stephen Marston (Vice Chancellor of University of Gloucestershire) and Alex Chalk (MP for Cheltenham)
11:30 Finding, caring for and funding places for disadvantaged children 
Panel discussion and Q&A chaired by David Goodhew (Latymer Upper School) joined by Martin Boulton (Manchester Grammar School), Sue Hincks (Bolton School), Sally-Anne Huang (JAGS), Simon Reid (Christ's Hospital School) and Ian Davenport (RNCSF)
What should the strategic priorities be for a bursary programme?
Gaining support from your fee-paying parents.
How to start a bursary programme & find suitable recipients.
What additional pastoral resources you might need.
How to evaluate the impact for bursary recipients.
12:20 Lunch
13:30 Collaborating at regional and national level 
Presentations of research findings and Q&A chaired by Ian Power joined by Professor Peter Clough (Head of Department of Psychology, University of Huddersfield), Alison Oliver (CEO, Youth Sports Trust) and Sarah Yarwood (Director, National Maths & Physics SCITT)
14:00 Building support locally using your economic & social impact 
Presentations and Q&A chaired by Julie Robinson (CEO, Independent Schools Council) joined by Donna Stevens (Head of Research, Independent Schools Council), Simon Mills (Robert Gordon's College) and Steffan Griffiths, (Norwich School) with Nicola Hill (Assistant Head, Norwich School)
14:50 Matthew Taylor (CEO, the RSA) in conversation with David Kynaston & Francis Green authors of Engines of Privilege: Britain's Private School Problem
15:50 Concluding remarks
16:00 Refreshments
16:15 Presentation & discussion of the draft HMC 5-y-plan (closed session for members only - other opportunities will be available for those who cannot stay for this session)
17:15 Close


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