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Welcome and Introduction to the Conference Councillor Richard Leese – Leader of Manchester City Council. UK Keynote Address Mick Waters – Director of Curriculum, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.UK. Urban Education - a global issue. Does the curriculum support the education of young people in the urban context? Lessons from global practice. The World Cities raise the Questions One representative from each world city to briefly describe one key issue and pose one question that they want answered at the conference. Entertainment Young people to provide a short interlude of entertainment to celebrate the opening of this world debate on urban education. LUNCH City Presentations Boston, USA.– Kathi Mullin – Special Assistant to the Superintendent. Transforming schools to provide equity in education in cities – what are the lessons? London, UK – Leisha Fullick, Pro Director London, Institute of Education, University of London and Barnaby Shaw, Head of London Challenge Division, DFES.. The London Challenge Intervention – Is it working? Discussion groups. COFFEE Other Perspectives Steve Munby – Chief Executive of the National College for School Leadership, UK – Urban Leadership. Summation of the day and introduction to the seminar and fringe programme.

10.45 – 11.15

11.15 – 11.45

11.45 – 12.00

12.00 – 1.00 1.00 - 1.40 1.00 – 1.20

1.20 – 1.40

1-40 – 2.45 2.45 – 3.15 3.15 – 3.45

3.45 – 4.00

4.00 – 6.00 4.00 – 5.00

Networking, Seminars and Fringe Programme Science Learning Centre, North West, Manchester Metropolitan University - Science and the urban child The Hay Group – Chartered Urban Leader programme – Description of a pilot project designed to support and develop urban leaders Cedar Mount/Parklands High School – A case study demonstrating strategies employed by urban schools within challenging contexts to achieve excellence and equity. Manchester Enterprises – Transition to work – barriers and opportunities in the urban context

5.00 – 6.00

Leadership on the Front-line – Professor Kathryn Riley and headteachers from London, Liverpool and Manchester: Cross city working through an innovative research and development project for headteachers and school principals in challenging urban contexts. Wheelock College, Boston – Dr. L.J Hubbard-Cole, Dr S. Malone-Fenner, Dr.T. Meier and Dr J. Hope Scott will deliver four presentations on working with pre-service teachers in collaboration with school communities in urban settings; understanding racial and cultural identity;, the implications of linguistic diversity for effective literacy teaching; and recontextualizing language, culture and identity in the urban classroom Centre for Enterprise Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Dr Terry Warburton, Director of the Centre for Enterprise Education,– The Enterprise Curriculum

. 6.30 Bus tour followed by Bubbly and Squeak.

Tuesday 29 November. Urban Regeneration and Community Building 9.00 – 9.30 Introduction to the day Professor Tim Brighouse, Chief Advisor to London Schools, UK, A provocative introduction to the day‟s proceedings, questions and issues. Keynote Addresses Dr. Greg Thornton, Chief Academic Officer, Philadelphia. USA What do we mean by urban regeneration and community building and what relationship is there with education? COFFEE City Presentations Melbourne – Geoff Lawler – Director of Sustainability and Innovation. The Role of Education in the Regeneration and Cohesion of the City of Melbourne. Kaohsiung Professor Chuang, Shen Yi –National Kaohsiung Normal University. How can cities bring together the education community to enable schools to become cultural centres of communities? Discussion groups LUNCH Other Perspectives Jacqui Smith –Minister of State for Schools. UK The UK government‟s vision for education in the cities in 2010. Mike Gibbons –Head of the Innovations Unit Department for Education and Skills UK– Innovation in urban education. What matters most to regeneration and community cohesion? Summation and introduction to the seminars.

9.30 – 10.00

10.00 – 10.30 10.30 – 11.15 10.30 – 10.50

10.50 – 11.15

11.15 – 12.45 12.45 – 2.00 2.00 – 3.15 2.00 – 2.45 2.45 – 3.15

3.15 – 3.30 3.30 – 4.00 4.00 – 6.00 4.00 – 5.00


Networking, Seminars and the Fringe Programme Manchester: Knowledge Capital - Dr Cathy Garner How can we ensure that the growth of the knowledge economy does not create a two-tier society?

Liverpool Children’s Services – Richard Powell – How do learning networks contribute to schools development and links with the community? IBM – Case studies of Newham and Shoreditch demonstrating ways of using ICT in the cities to support urban regeneration Seymour Road Primary School – Welcome to Fast Track 5.00 – 6.00 New East Manchester – An example of education at the heart of regeneration – what works? The Manchester Centre for Urban Education –John Robinson – Every Person Matters – Supporting Change in Urban Settings DFES International Office UK – Geoffrey Paulusz Manchester Metropolitan University,UK Andy Ramwell – The place of School Sport in Urban Regeneration Free evening for adult delegates (dinner available at URBIS on request - extra cost) 7.00 Young People‟s reception and dinner at The Bridgewater Hall.

Wednesday 30 November 9.00 – 12.00 Visits Programme 1.

Child and Family Wellbeing

Xavarian College – [ Maximum number of visitors -30] Integrated on-line resource that supports learners‟ personal, social and academic development centred around an individual Learning Plan tailored to the needs of each learner in a Virtual Learning Environment. Newall Green High School – [Maximum number -20] A number of initiatives will be shared with delegates– Full Service School Provision Transition KS2 – KS3 – the school has a Leading Aspect Award for this work Enterprise – using the performing arts to develop enterprise skills Arts and Sciences used to raise attainment and particularly value added scores Generic lesson planning to raise attainment Creative Partnerships.[Maximum number – 20 at each venue] . A number of case studies based at various cultural venues The case studies show creative projects demonstrating the promotion of employment/enterprise skills, citizenship, modern foreign languages, literacy, personalised learning etc. Church of England School of the Resurrection Primary School [Maximum number 10] Expressive and Performing arts and Physical Education used to raise achievement University of Manchester [Maximum number 40] A seminar on the widening participation strategies used by the University of Manchester. Hawkley Hall High School – [Maximum number 50] Development of „engineering thinking‟ across the curriculum. The school is a specialist Engineering College promoting creativity, problem solving and open-mindedness as well as offering enhanced opportunities for pupils to experience “hard” technology in designing and manufacture. A special area of interest is robotics. Work has been undertaken in conjunction with Honda. Chorlton High School – [Maximum number 200] Using the Arts to raise achievement inclusively across the school and local community. Temple Primary School – [Maximum number 10 A number of initiatives to raise Achievement for All. Developing speaking and listening in a multi-cultural school through the use of multi-media kits.








Arts in Education – Artsmark Gold School Pupil voice, friendship squad, Temple listeners. Integration of pupils with Special Educational Needs. 9. Seymour Road School – [Maximum number 10] An introduction to Fast Track and a demonstration of PATHS lessons Leo Kelly Centre – [Maximum number15] Working with young people who are out of school for medical reasons, physical and mental health problems plus schoolgirl mothers. Hope School – Wigan – [Maximum number 10] Facilitative communication – empowering pupils/students with profound learning difficulties to express themselves and make choices; empowering parents and carers of learners to become proficient to facilitate communication techniques. Development of pupil voice and capacity for independent living – Hawkley Brook College interprets the 14-19 agenda in practical ways, with a strong emphasis on choice, citizenship and decision making students are given individualised support to enable them to be stakeholders in their community. Centre for Educational Leadership – The University of Manchester A tour of the Centre and an introduction to its work. Bolton TIC Bolton TIC is the UK‟s first Junior Incubator. It is purpose built to work with young people from 9-19 to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists. John Fisher and St Thomas More Primary School – [Maximum number 25] This visit will look at the significant impact that Music, Drama, Horticulture and the Outside Learning Environment have had on learning and achievement in the urban setting.






12.00 – 1.00 1.00 – 1.15

LUNCH AND EXHIBITION Introduction to the afternoon Professor Alan Dyson –Professor of Education, The University of Manchester, UK

1.15 – 1.45

Keynote Peter Murrell – Associate Professor of Education, Northeastern University, Boston, USA Building Professional Learning Communities of Urban Educators City Perspectives Manchester, UK– Pauline Newman – Director of Children’s Services - What are the challenges for child and family well-being in cities and how can services work collaboratively to improve matters? Philadelphia, USA COFFEE Discussion groups on the day‟s themes. Summation and introduction to Seminars and Fringe Programme Networking, Seminars and the Fringe Programme University of Manchester –Professor Alan Dyson – The national evaluation of full service schools. MANCAT – From the Cradle to the Grave in the 21st Century. The work of MANCAT and Sure Start in Manchester. What impact does family dysfunction have on education and what successful strategies have been used to support families with their children from birth in order to benefit children‟s education and the family‟s capacity to thrive within the community? Manchester Federation of Schools – How can collaborative leadership support the physical and mental health of young people with behavioural and emotional difficulties? What impact can it have on their families? Discovery Café – Carolyn Kagan

1.45 – 2.25 1.45 – 2.05

2.05 – 2.25 2.25 – 3.00 3.00 – 4.15 4.15 – 4.30 4.30 – 6.30 4.30 – 5.30

5.30 – 6.30

Yet to be finalised


Lord Mayor‟s reception conference dinner and dance at Manchester Town Hall.

Thursday 1 December 9.00 – 9.15

The Whole Story

Introduction to the day Professor Michael Totterdell – Director of the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Keynote Peter Housden – Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister , UK Discussion Groups – Agreeing the next steps COFFEE Professor Richard Teese – Director of the Centre for Post Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning, the University of Melbourne, Australia Summation of the week and introduction to the afternoon‟s activities LUNCH Children‟s performance to celebrate the sharing of ideas between world nations. Platform debate COFFEE Keynote John Abbott – 21st Century Learning Initiative. US/UK Educating the Urban Caveman; Far from our home on the African Savannah how can the latest descendants of Stone Age man turn cities into paradises? A Celebration of Education in the Cities for the 21st Century.

9.15 – 10.00

10.00 – 10.45 10.45 – 11.15 11.15 – 11.45

11.45 – 12.00 12.00 – 1.00 1.00 – 1.15

1.15 -2.30 2.30 – 3.00 3.00 – 3.45

3.45 – 4.00

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