CISC 30th Annual Conference 16 – 17 January 2020

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Headline Sponsors: Moore Kingston Smith & Stone King

Supporting Sponsor: Powerful Allies

 

We are thrilled to announce that our 30th anniversary CISC Conference 2020 will be in Glasgow on 16 and 17 January at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel. CISC will be taking over the whole hotel (a CISC first I believe!) which sits in the West End of Glasgow, alongside the botanical gardens and across the way from the University of Glasgow. It is a wonderful hotel and, I hope, will afford a much more bespoke and personal conference for you all.

The theme of the conference ‘The Pearl of Great Price’ symbolises the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of our schools whose identity and ethos are rooted in the fundamental understanding that our educational imperative is to give life to the full to all members of our school communities. And this fullness of understanding comes through encounter with God, intellectually morally and spiritually.

We are delighted to announce the programme of guest speakers and workshops:

Keynote Speakers

Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching

Dame Alison Peacock is an educationalist who, despite her leading national and international role in education, has never lost the perspective of the classroom teacher and school leader. As such, in her current role she celebrates pedagogy and encourages meaningful collaborations between researchers and teachers that give pupils the best opportunities that education affords.  Dame Alison will set our conference off with a vibrant, engaging and sincere exploration of the value of education and the common good.

Professor Sir Harry Burns: former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and professor of global public health at the University of Strathclyde

Professor Sir Harry Burns has had a distinguished career in medicine and healthcare. An alumnus of our host school, St Aloysius, his career has been marked by a commitment to social welfare and the common good.  As Chief Medical Officer for Scotland he emphasised the importance of the early years as a basis for health and wellbeing in adulthood.  Sir Harry will share insights into how the formative aspect of his years at St Aloysius and ‘the wearing o’ the green blazer’ have informed his career choices and achievements.

Reed Brand Communication present CISC & the Common Good

Workshops

Ten Ten Resources – Relationship Education

2:20pm – 3:05pm & 3:15pm – 4:00pm

Ten Ten Resources has created a fully-resourced scheme of work in Relationship Education for Catholic prep schools, and RSE for Catholic senior schools, which will fulfil the new statutory curriculum and is fully consistent with Church teaching. In this workshop, Ten Ten will outline how schools can implement “Life to the Full” – a high-quality, contemporary, media-rich programme – in time for the new changes.

Richard Hester and CISC Working with Your Governing Body

2:20pm – 3:05pm

Governing bodies in independent catholic schools typically contribute much, through professional skills and experience, in terms of setting strategic direction, creating robust accountability and ensuring financial probity, and crucially Catholic ethos.  Research has confirmed the importance of good relationships between governors and heads, and especially within the chair-headteacher relationship.   In this workshop, Richard will share and explore best practice in facilitating this critical relationship, the outcome of which will be the development of an audit for good governance in CISC schools.

Barbara Coupar – Inclusion

2:20pm – 3:05pm & 3:15pm – 4:00pm

As head of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, Barbara has been a leading advocate for education that is supportive and inclusive of all students.  Her work with schools in this area facilitates both policies and practice to ensure that staff feel confident, informed and enabled with regards to all aspects of Equality and Inclusion. Barbara’s workshop will explore Inclusion from the perspective that any work with young people in this area is rooted in the Church’s vision of what it means to be in relationship with God and others.

Tina Campbell – Safeguarding

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Tina is the National Safeguarding Co-Ordinator for the Scottish National Safeguarding Office of the Bishops’ Conference, Scotland. She is a leading, national voice both in training and development of strategy with regards to safeguarding and reviews safeguarding processes for schools. Tina’s workshop will chart the review process as a model for good practice and will cover issues and concerns relevant to schools.

Stone King & Moore Kingston Smith – Some Challenges and Some Solutions

2:20pm – 3:05pm & 3:15pm – 4:00pm

With their involvement in so many aspects of the education landscape, our headline sponsors will bring this experience and wisdom to bear in exploring key concerns and challenges facing schools and, most importantly, what can be done to mitigate them. With perspectives from both an operational and strategic viewpoint the interactive nature of the workshop will support exploration of key issues in a supportive environment.

 

Mass will be at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, celebrated by Archbishop Tartaglia with Bishop John Keenan and Canon Michael McMahon concelebrating and supported by the pupils and staff of St Aloysius’ College and Kilgraston.

Booking Options:

OPTION 1: Full Conference Package ONE NIGHT accommodation – THUR 16 JAN 2020 – SINGLE OCCUPANCY

COST: £385.00

OPTION 2: Full Conference Package TWO NIGHTS accommodation – WED 15 & THUR 16 JAN 2020 – SINGLE OCCUPANCY

COST: £490.00

OPTION 3: Full Conference Package ONE NIGHT accommodation – THUR 16 JAN 2020 – SHARED OCCUPANCY (select quantity x 1 for one shared room for two delegates/attendees)

COST: £570.00

OPTION 4: Full Conference Package TWO NIGHTS accommodation – WED 15 & THUR 16 JAN 2020 – SHARED OCCUPANCY (select quantity x 1 for one shared room for two delegates/attendees for two nights)

COST: £700.00

OPTION 5: DAY DELEGATE – Full Conference Package – NO ACCOMMODATION

COST: £280.00

OPTION 6: DAY DELEGATE – THUR 16 JAN 2020 – Full Conference Package – NO ACCOMMODATION

COST: £190.00

OPTION 7: DAY DELEGATE – THUR 16 JANUARY – Full Conference Package – NO ACCOMMODATION or CONFERENCE DINNER

COST: £95.00

OPTION 8: DAY DELEGATE – FRI 17 JANUARY – Full Conference Package – NO ACCOMMODATION or CONFERENCE DINNER

COST: £95.00


For alternative booking options, please email paula.hawkins@catholicindependentschools.com

 

BACS Payment Reference: G200

Hourly Schedule

Thursday 16 January 2020

10.00 -
Arrivals and refreshments
10.30 - 11.00
Exhibitions and networking
Opportunity to visit exhibition stalls and network
11.00 -
Conference begins: General Secretary’s Welcome and Notices
Dr Maureen Glackin, General Secretary, CISC
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Morning Prayer
11.20 -
Chair's Welcome
Antonia Beary, Headmistress of Mayfield School, East Sussex
11.30 -
Dame Alison Peacock
Chief Executive of the Chartered College of TeachingDame Alison Peacock is an educationalist who, despite her leading national and international role in education, has never lost the perspective of the classroom teacher and school leader. As such, in her current role she celebrates pedagogy and encourages meaningful collaborations between researchers and teachers that give pupils the best opportunities that education affords. Dame Alison will set our conference off with a vibrant, engaging and sincere exploration of the value of education and the common good.
12.30 - 13.30
Buffet Lunch
Opportunity to visit exhibition stalls and network
13.30 - 14.15
AGM (Members Only)
An opportunity for members to explore sector issues and concerns and raise questions to a panel comprising Committee members and external panellists.
14.20 - 15.05
Workshop 1
15.15 - 16.00
Workshop 2
16.00 -
Coffee/tea
Opportunity to visit exhibition stalls and network
16.30 - 17.45
CISC Values & Mission
What’s worrying you? What solutions have you found? What could CISC do for you? Seeking answers to these questions will form the design and purpose of this interactive session and feed into the development of our new strategic plan for 2021-2026. In so doing we will elucidate the core values of CISC, its moral purpose and mission and consider how its niche role as an organisation within the sector can be used to best effect in the service of our schools.
17.45 - 18.45
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Please sign up at CISC desk
19.00 -
Pre dinner drinks reception
(Please wear badges)
19.30 -
Conference Dinner & Ceilidh

Friday 17 January 2020

From 07.00 -
Breakfast
Served in the main reception. It is recommended to check out before 9.15 – the hotel will look after luggage.
9.15 -
Morning Prayer
9.30 - 10.30
Professor Sir Harry Burns
Former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and professor of global public health at the University of Strathclyde Professor Sir Harry Burns has had a distinguished career in medicine and healthcare. An alumnus of our host school, St Aloysius, his career has been marked by a commitment to social welfare and the common good. As Chief Medical Officer for Scotland he emphasised the importance of the early years as a basis for health and wellbeing in adulthood. Sir Harry will share insights into how the formative aspect of his years at St Aloysius and ‘the wearing o’ the green blazer’ have informed his career choices and achievements.
10.30 - 11.00
CISC Schools and the Common Good
Reed Brand Communications
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee/tea
Opportunity to visit exhibition stalls and network
11.30 -
Depart for University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
12.00 - 13.00
Conference Mass
Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Tartaglia with Bishop John Keenan and Canon Michael McMahon concelebrating. Host schools: St Aloysius’ College & Kilgraston
13.00 -
Buffet lunch and depart
Opportunity to visit exhibition stalls and network

Date

16 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020

Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Labels

Annual Conference

Location

Hilton Grosvenor Hotel
1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow G12 0TA