School Leaders Summit 2014

The Future of Education

October 16th 2014 | London

2013 Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

OCR

OCR is a leading UK awarding body and a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group. We provide general and vocational qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need for their future and helping them achieve their full potential.  

We work with schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions in the public and private sector. Over  13,000 centres choose our qualifications, which include A Levels, GCSEs, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and Cambridge Progression. 

We develop our qualifications in close consultation with teachers, industry leaders and government to ensure they are relevant for learners today and meet requirements set by the Regulator (Ofqual).

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Cambridge Assessment

Established over 150 years ago, Cambridge Assessment operates and manages the University's three exam boards and carries out leading-edge and operational research on assessment in education.

Cambridge Assessment is a not-for-profit organisation. We research, develop and deliver educational assessment to eight million learners in over 170 countries every year through our three exam boards: OCR, Cambridge International Examinations and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Our qualifications are valued and recognised by universities, employers, governments, immigration authorities, professional bodies and education providers around the world.

We believe that it is our role, as experts in assessment and a body independent of government, to influence, advise and offer guidance on education policy and strategy both in the UK and overseas.

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Silver Sponsors

Frog Trade Ltd

Welcome to the world of Frog. We are the UK’s leading learning platform provider, raising the standards of over 10,000 schools worldwide, for more than 12 years. When it comes to technology in education, we know what works - that’s why 94% of schools that have ever joined Frog are still with us today. Our new cloud based product FrogOS has been built specifically for tablet and mobile devices. It allows teachers to create interactive, engaging lessons in minutes and helps them understand their students better. You need to see it to believe it.

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Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) is one of the UK's largest public sector professional buying organisations. We provide a comprehensive procurement service to enable schools to acquire a wide range of products and services at the best possible price in compliance with current UK and EU procurement rules and regulations. ESPO's experience in the education sector, market insight, category expertise and best practice sourcing are key attributes that enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the changing dynamics of service delivery within the public sector. To ensure that we maintain our leading position in this market, we proactively collaborate with customers, Pro5, DfE and other partners to engage markets, challenge current practices and develop innovative new commissioning and sourcing strategies. This approach is supported by core values based on the theme 'Thinking the Future'. They include:

  • Using knowledge to deliver value
  • Proactively taking the initiative
  • Collaborating with customers, DfE and other partners
  • Delivering customer-focused outcomes
  • Managing risk when striving for improvements
  • Benchmarking against the best to improve
  • Recognising and embracing change and challenges
  • Enabling staff to achieve organisational and individual goals
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GCSEPod

Is your school harnessing the power of mobile for learning? GCSEPod® provides a unique opportunity to deliver content to students 24/7 - on the move, at home, in school, or wherever they may be, providing a true education anywhere experience. Covering 15 subjects, the award-winning audio-visual podcasts are designed to assist learning both inside and outside the classroom. Relevant to the main examination boards and easily accessed through the App, GCSEPod helps with homework and supports the revision process. GCSEPod subscribing schools have reported a significant rise in grades at GCSE.  In 2012, the A*-C performance nationally fell by 0.4% across all GCSEs.  GCSEPod schools bucked this trend with an amazing 60% of subscribing schools showing an increase of more than 3% A*-C and with 30% achieving an impressive rise of 8% or more, with some even achieving more than a 15% uplift.

Give your students the edge as they strive for academic excellence. Call 0191 2111999 or visit www.gcsepod.co.uk/teachers

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Bronze Sponsors

Unifrog

Unifrog is an online subscription service which helps students make brilliant university choices, and lets teachers track students’ progress. For students Unifrog pulls together course-level data from UCAS, HESA, HEPI, HEFCE, Unistats, and The Guardian, makes it easy to compare this data, and forces students to choose universities with a range of entry requirements. For teachers Unifrog gives an at-a-glance view of where students have got to in making their choices, as well as detailed break-downs of each of the courses their students are thinking of applying to. Unifrog is user-friendly and ad-free. We are entirely focussed on brilliant university choices.

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YPO

YPO have been delivering better value to schools since 1974. We offer thousands of products and hundreds of contracts, providing you with choice and flexibility to meet the specific needs of your school or academy. Why choose YPO: 

  • We work closely with suppliers to offer a diverse range of high quality products and services.
  • As the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, we are able to buy in bulk and deliver cost savings directly to you.
  • We are 100% public sector owned, and return all our profits back to the public sector through our loyalty scheme.
  • Everything we do complies with procurement rules and regulations.
  • We collaborate with key partners to deliver even greater savings to you.
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Achievement for All 3As

Achievement for All 3As is an independent charity that is transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, those on free school meals and looked after children. We are raising the educational aspirations, access and achievement of pupils around the country, with a focus on reading, writing, maths, behaviour and attendance. We are currently working in over 1,500 schools to narrow the achievement gap for pupils and help them to succeed.

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Espresso Education

Channel 4's Learning Clipbank is a unique ‘learning service’ for secondary schools that regularly updates with new resources including: video-clips, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and daily and weekly news bulletins. Covering 16 subjects, Clipbank also includes links for resources to AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam board specifications, ideal for independent study and classroom teaching.

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Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Harrison Clark Rickerbys are nationally recognised specialists in academies and free schools. We converted our first school to academy status in 2010 and established our first free school in 2011, and since then have worked with well over 100 schools on conversion, establishment and providing ongoing support and advice. As well as providing top quality legal advice, we are known for being responsive, approachable and flexible , with schools telling us our no-nonsense, "get the job done" attitude makes their lives easier. If you would like to know more about how we might be able to help you, please come and talk to us.