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East Sussex | 30th November 2018

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Why should I attend?

In March this year, education secretary Damian Hinds pledged to strip away workload that doesn’t add value in the classroom and give teachers the time to focus on teaching, in his first speech to the profession. This event very much continues the momentum at a regional level, with a visit to Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College in Hove, East Sussex

For the 30th November, we have teamed up with The Pavilion & Downs Teaching School Alliance to bring you an action-packed agenda full of practical ideas to strategically reduce marking, lesson planning and back office admin - to name just a few of the key pain-points schools are facing regarding workload.

Joining us will be The Chartered College of Teaching, who will be running an interactive CPD session that shows senior leaders how to tackle their top 5 challenges using evidence-informed teaching and learning. Attendees will also be given printed copies of both their latest self-evaluation toolkit and The Journal to take away.

Also speaking at the Lead LIVE event in East Sussex will be the SSAT (schools, students and teachers network). Their session "It ain't what you do, but the way you do it - and that's what gets results" will cover leading learning, devolved responsibility to staff, and greater sharing of resources, ideas and reflections through the TLC to reduce teacher workload. Senior education leaders Andy Williams and Corrine Settle will share their experiences and ideas around effective use of ICT from TEEP, and how using a TLC could reduce the impact on teachers.



There couldn't be an Innovate My School event without one of our super-efficient Speed Dating sessions. We've vetted 10 of the best edtech providers that are shaving off hours of time for their school customers. Meet them all in one go!

In addition to some top-notch food, we will be sharing the findings of our own national edtech survey, and revealing our new evaluation framework to support senior leaders in rapidly evaluating the effectiveness of edtech in their school - as well as the impact this can have on workload.

All of our events have an inclusive feel. Built from the ground up, they provide a unique blend of grassroots ideas combined with national voices, where attendees can share, discuss and debate ideas throughout the day - or simply lurk in the background. Whichever you prefer, we hope to see you there.


  • 08:00 Breakfast & networking
  • 09:00 Introduction from Michael Forshaw, CEO, Innovate My School
  • 09:10 Welcome and keynote from Ashley Harrold, headteacher at Blatchington Mill
  • 09:25 ‘A collaborative approach to reducing teacher workload’ - Tim Sherriff, Wigan WOWS Network
  • 10:00 'It ain’t what you do, but the way that you do it... and that’s what gets results!' - Andy Williams, SSAT
  • 10:45 Refreshment break
  • 11:00 Speed date - 10 innovative edtech tools to reduce teacher workload
  • 12:30 'Evidence informed practice - challenges and opportunities and what this means for education' - Chartered College of Teaching
  • 13:15 Champagne & Edtech Prize Draw
  • 13:20 Hot lunch & networking
  • 13:45 Finish

Who is the event aimed at?

  • Secondary level:
  • Headteachers
  • Business managers
  • Deputy headteachers
  • Assistant headteachers
  • SLT
  • Subject leaders
  • Tech leaders
  • Curriculum / Phase coordinators

How much does it cost to attend?

Everything we do is free for schools, and this event is no different. Places are free for up to 2 delegates and includes breakfast, refreshments and an executive lunch. 

We have space for 50 delegates per event, so we strongly recommend you book your ticket in advance!

About the Expert
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Ellen Mulvihill


Taught English at secondary schools in London, East Kent and West Sussex;

As Head of Inclusion in London Borough of Bexley and Head of Behaviour and Attendance in Brighton and Hove she was responsible for alternative provision, Behaviour and Attendance Partnerships for primary and secondary schools and safeguarding in schools. She has delivered a wide variety of training sessions to staff on related subjects to facilitate improved outcomes, particularly for SEMH and disadvantaged children and young people in the classroom. Most recently she was the Head of Standards and Achievement for Brighton and Hove and liaised extensively with Ofsted with regard to school inspections and outcomes.

In December 2018 Ellen was also appointed Sub Regional Lead (Sussex, Brighton and Hove) to the SESL Regional Team. More information on this can be found in the news blog.


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