Next Steps for the EBacc: Policy & Practice

Confirmed to Speak:

  • Representative, EBacc Team, Curriculum Division, DfE
  • Suzanne O'Farrell, Curriculum and Assessment Specialist, ASCL
  • Colin Townsend, Headteacher, Denbigh High School
  • Donna Neely-Hayes, Deputy Head, Denbigh High School
  • (Chair) Alan Barham, Education Consultant & Former Headteacher


Following the Government’s recent long-awaited response to the consultation on Implementing the EBacc, schools now have some clarity over the future of this policy. Headline changes to be accommodated and planned for include schools being mandated to have 75% of their students studying the EBacc by 2022, and a move to using average EBacc points score as an attainment measure. Ofsted are due to respond to these changes shortly with the impact on inspection.

Attend this timely Westminster Briefing to hear a Senior Representative from the DfE outline the changes and how it will affect your setting. You will gain insight from sector leaders as to how best to respond to the changes and take advantage of them for the benefit of your pupils, all done as part of an audience of Headteachers and other peers addressing the same challenges as you.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Making the EBacc the “default option” for all pupils
  • Outlining the Government support available
  • Phasing in the new average EBacc point score as a performance measure
  • Hitting the 75% target: timescales & compliance
  • Giving EBacc entry & attainment a more prominent role in the Ofsted inspection framework
  • Determining pupils for whom the whole EBacc is not appropriate
  • Applying EBacc policy to vocational education providers
  • Recruiting more teachers to teach EBacc subjects
  • Managing the impact on non-Ebacc subjects

The Event:

The morning session will look at the recent Government action on the EBacc and how they and the sector sees it progressing.

The afternoon session will examine effective strategies to embed and make the most of the EBacc, learning from those currently being practiced and how they can be transferred to your setting.

Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of school and education stakeholders including, but not limited to: Headteachers, Senior and Middle Leaders, Curriculum Leads/Coordinators, Assessment Managers, Curriculum & Assessment Consultants, Local Authorities, Governors, and anyone interested or involved in the development of performance measures.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Wednesday 1st November 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

ETC Venues Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GA. For further information about the venue, please click here.

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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