9.30am Hot drinks
10.00am Welcome – Mr René Koglbauer, Acting Head of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University and Introduction – Organising committee
10.15am Testimonials (short presentations, videos/posters) about contemporary educational leadership issues – 6 accepted titles covering early leadership, recruitment in special schools, experiences of deputy headship, the pressures of accountability, the impact of the PREVENT strategy and reflections on system leadership.
11.00am Parallel workshops of studies:
Workshop 1: Quantitative and Mixed Methods approaches – 3 accepted titles covering the study of Universities in school-University partnerships, surveys and focus groups when studying pupil leadership and a critical realist approach to examining educational policy
Workshop 2: Qualitative approaches – 5 accepted titles covering interactive analysis, narrative interviewing, interpretative phenomenological analysis and studies of ego development and leadership identity & agency.
12.30pm Lunch and networking
1.30pm Keynote ‘Researching Educational Leadership: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges’ – Professor Sue Robson, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University
This talk explores the new forms of educational leadership that are emerging in response to social, cultural, political, and economic changes internationally. It considers some of the challenges for research and for the professional development of current and aspiring educational leaders.
2.30pm Panel debate about the kinds of evidence being generated by educational leadership researchers to propose future directions for inquiry
Panel members – Professor Miriam David, UCL Institute of Education, Dr Victoria Showunmi, UCL Institute of Education Professor Liz Todd, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University (Chair: Dr Alison Fox, School of Education, University of Leicester).