Manchester | 22nd June 2018

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, calling in first at Ashton-on-Mersey School in Manchester.

For the 22nd June, we have teamed up with the The Dean Trust 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.

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 by Innovate My School
  • 09:15 Welcome and keynote from Nick Parry, Director of The Dean Trust Teaching School Alliance
  • 09:45 Speaker: Tim Sherriff (Wigan WOWS/DfE initiative)
  • 10:30 Refreshment break
  • 10:45 Speed date - 10 edtech tools to reduce teacher workload
  • 12:15 Interactive session: The Chartered College of Teaching - 'Evidence informed practice - challenges and opportunities and what this means for education'
  • 13:00 Lunch & networking
  • 13:30 Finish

Who is the event aimed at?

  • 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!

Event partners

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