INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LEARNING

Share the magic of education

3 July 2020

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds, UK

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International delegates are welcome FREE of charge
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COLLABORATION AT THE HEART OF THE MOVEMENT

The IFL is more than an event - it's a movement, grown from an idea introduced by a group of school and college leaders in 2015 to a large collaboration of education and business leaders who help steer the development of the festival. The aim is to provide a hub for collaboration between education professionals at all levels, enabled by our steering group members - many of whom are representatives on boards and networks such as CEO and Headteacher networks, Research Bodies, Associations and Charities.

What's the mission?

The common aim through collaboration is to create, support and develop the best possible conditions and cultures for all learners in all contexts. We hope you'll join us!

Who is it for?

Simply put, the festival is for all education and business leaders, teachers, tutors, support staff, parent tutors, trainers and consultants from the UK and around the world. Take a further look and please do get involved!

What does it look like?

The flagship event takes place on the West Suffolk College Campus, boasting more than 150 workshops, demos, keynotes, installations, exhibitions and teachmeets - embracing a diverse range of subjects to support all age-related sectors

WORLD-CLASS INSIGHT AND LEADERSHIP

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Special Guest, Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL

Anyone who's heard Geoff speak will be aware of his challenge, humour and inspiration - and - as General Secretary of the largest leadership association in the UK and a 'founding father' of the IFL, we're excited to welcome Geoff back!

A SPECIAL LINEUP OF SPEAKERS IS ON THE HORIZON!

It's early days, but together with our partners, we're already building a strong lineup of speakers. Keep an eye on the Speakers page as we grow our content and list of contributors.

SCHOOLS SHOWCASE

We're already curating examples of good practice from educational organisations - so if you have something you'd love to show off, either as a static exhibition, a workshop or Teachmeet - please get in touch by completing our simple online form

 

UNDERPINNED BY THREE BIG QUESTIONS

What do Expert Teachers Do?

We're developing an exciting portfolio of evidence led practical ideas and solutions - spotlighing the conditions for the best possible teaching and learning for all learners

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What does world-class leadership look like?

Celebrating some of the best examples of evidence led practice in leadership

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How can we create culture as well as curriculum?

Getting to the heart of an organisation - sharing proven ways to embed positive culture for long-term success

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THEMES THAT EMBRACE ALL SUBJECTS

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SEND EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Supporting all learners of all ages to access the best in personalised education

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SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

Drawing on partnerships, courses, good practice and new thinking to keep safety a priority, whilst fostering curiosity

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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP & PSHE

The importance of human society, language and culture in sharp focus in an uncertain future

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ATTITUDES TO LEARNING & BEHAVIOUR

Best use of technology to improve learning for all

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

A focused look at how organisation-based and outreach services are helping to improve the landscape of wellbeing

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INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CAPITAL

"Essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens"  and "an appreciation of human creativity and achievement"  in an globalised world

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LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE & STRATEGY

Relational, strategic and systems leadership explored - with an evidence led approach

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TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING

Finding the best practice in enhancing learning through technology, from adaptive assessment to immersive learning environments - we aim to uncover what works, and what should be left on the shelf!

FOCUSING IN ON SUBJECTS

Although the emphasis is on the generic themes that span all subjects, there will be plenty of individual subject areas featuring in our diverse range of content. Feel free to suggest ideas!

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VISUAL ARTS, FILM & MEDIA

From graphic design and games animation to and photography and film...the embrace of all things artistic

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STEM: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & MATHS

From strategy to teaching methods and the best resources to excite and inspire

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PERFORMANCE SPORT & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Improving teaching and coaching skills, knowledge and understanding in sport and PE

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PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE LEARNING

Creativity features as the number one sought after skill in a recent report drawn from LinkdIn recruitment data, and, with a belief that the arts play a crucial part in the development of a creative brain, we aim to embrace this area with the best in evidence led practice

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HUMANITIES, BUSINESS AND LANGUAGES

Connecting and engaging communities with what an organisation has to offer - marketing for education has never been more important!

OUR UK & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

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The festival was born in 2015 when a group of education and business leaders came together to work out how to rethink a future of collaboration and innovation in professional development. Since then, there have been more than 300 contributors to the movement - with these organisations at the heart of development.

As well as our well-embedded local partner schools, colleges and organisations - we are proud to partner with organisations with national and international reach who recognise the power of professional development through mutual partnerships. Please contact us at festival@rweducation.org if you're interested in developing a meaningful partnership with the festival movement.

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INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

What can we learn from around the world? Do you have something to share?

We will be bringing international insight to the mix - learning from other countries and sharing what the UK does well. We'll be looking to open minds, explore new ideas, challenge the norm, uncover solutions and find inspiration in a fast-changing global society.

Please email us on festival@rweducation.org to suggest ideas, contacts, links or referrals to internationally focus education insights

THE FESTIVAL IN NUMBERS

The flagship event on 3 July 2020 will be one of the largest, most diverse and high-quality networking and collaboration events in the UK education calendar. 

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Speakers

We attract speakers from a range of backgrounds and profiles - from schools and association leaders to world-renowned keynote speakers - the festival curates some top-class presenters and panels

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Festival-goers

The festival draws people from the locality as well as nationally and internationally - so the blend of experiences and perspectives is unique. We hope you'll join the movement and make the most of what it has to offer

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Sessions

There are no boundaries....from the craziest futuristic thinking to the most pragmatic of simple solutions - the festival embraces a wider range of audiences than a traditional conference

SCHOOLS SHOWCASE

We are inviting schools, colleges and universities to share what they do best....

Teach, develop, empower and inspire people of all ages to share in the magic of education!

If you have something you'd like to share, please add to our contributor form and share the magic!