Delighted to have hosted the annual BPET Conference on 31 October 2022 at DoubleTree by Hilton, Docklands.
All BPET staff across our nine schools were invited to take part our annual conference which took place on an inset day. We offered over 50 workshops for staff to take part in to upskill, refresh and gain new insights from exceptional education leaders and thinkers.
The day was opened by BPET’s CEO and Director of Education, followed by the keynote speakers Annie Boate, author of bestselling A Coaching Revolution, and Monica Austin who shared the benefits of a coaching culture, as well as practical strategies for embedding such a culture in schools.
After the keynote speech, the audience split into various workshops which covered all aspects of education, from homework marking to playground management, as well as best practices in school’s maths delivery, core elements from English provision and profiling of staff teams to get the best out of the team. All sessions were carefully designed to offer staff the best training for their own personal development, as well as making their working lives easier.
Highlights were the presentation by Daisy Christodoulou, from No More Marking, about comparative judgement assessment and the use advantage of artificial intelligence in marking pupils’ work, as well as managing a playground thought guided playtime. Participants of the session “How to successfully manage a school budget” were in for a treat, as the BPET Director of Finance run a competition as part of her session offering chocolates to the winners!
We organise initiatives such as this in order to create a culture of collaboration between schools, support teachers and staff in their work, foster their passion and commitment to upskilling and drive achievement for all our 3,000 pupils.