Anne Bamford OBE
An educational futurist, Professor Anne Bamford was Strategic Director of Education, Skills and Culture for the City of London. Anne has been recognized nationally and internationally for her research in education, emerging literacies, and visual communication. She is an expert in the international dimension of education and through her research, she has pursued issues of creativity, innovation, social impact and equity and diversity. Anne has conducted major national impact and evaluation studies for the governments of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, Hong Kong, and Norway and is the author of several books and numerous journal articles.
Beyond the bla bla bla: Research to lead transformation
Calls for transformations are clear. Visions for the future have been prophesised and revised. There is no doubt that the speed of change continues to accelerate. Hyper-change and wickedly challenging disruptions have made transformation a core part of every organisation’s future. What does this mean for universities? Research and skills are intricately linked to organisational transformation. How are we able to reinvent the university as a research and skills generator to serve a changing world? Is there an understanding of the ‘how factor’ in terms of the transformations to be implemented and how knowledge-skills-action gaps will be filled? Lifelong learning will be the core tool to enact change. To this end, researchers have a clear role to play in transformation. The nature of that role is dependent on the extent to which they have a vision of how learning can contribute to the organisation of the future. Universities need to be forward thinking and agile in the face of continual change.
Anna Trethewey is Deputy Director for cross remit education policy at Ofsted. She was previously Head of Change Management at AET, a large multi-academy trust, Head of Strategy at Ofsted, and Executive Director at the Centre for Education and Youth, a youth and education ‘think and action’ tank. She has been a youth worker, teacher and school leader in London and Norfolk.
Translating policy into practice: the long and winding road of making system level change happen
In this session, Anna will reflect on how evidence from the recent Ofsted report into peer on peer sexual abuse in schools and colleges led to change in both policy and practice. She will also reflect more broadly on lessons on transformative change from her time as a teacher, researcher and policymaker.
Gareth Wilson QPM DL
Gareth served 30 years as a police officer within Home Office policing, retiring as the Chief Constable of Suffolk after which he spent two years working for the Civil Service, as the Chief Operating Officer for the Ministry of Defence Police. He started his career with Essex Police and worked in a variety of roles including a protracted period as a Senior Investigating Officer leading homicide and other major crime investigation. He was head of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate as Detective Chief Superintendent prior to promotion as a Chief Officer within first Norfolk, and then Suffolk Constabulary. During his tenure as Chief Constable, Gareth was the national policing lead for diversity, equality and inclusion, investigations and also homicide.Gareth has extensive experience working in collaboration with both academia and other service providers to develop better outcomes for communities. He was lead Chief Constable for the eastern region seven force collaboration and was instrumental in working with the Better Policing Collaborative to embed evidence based practice into service delivery within Suffolk.Gareth was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the 2020 New Years Honours List and was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk in February 2020.
Breaking down the parochial nature of institution – working together for better outcomes
There were few tangible benefits of Government austerity for communities, but forcing public services to seek greater efficiencies led to a step change in multi agency working and creating an evidence base to ensure the focus of finite resource. Gareth will describe policing challenges and how working with academia enable cultural a cultural change from ‘professional judgement’ towards ‘evidence based’. He will also outline how working with the University of Suffolk challenged how policing approached crime, including domestic abuse.
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