Anthony Salcito to speak at school leaders’ event ‘Decoding the Future’ – and you can join virtually

This September Broadclyst Community Primary School will be hosting 'Decoding the Future', an event aiming to bring together school leaders from across the UK and from further afield, through both physical attendance and via Skype for Business.

This, the first event of the Cornerstone Teaching School, is happening on Monday 14th September 2015, with a focus on creating a world class education system for a 21st century Britain.

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For those who wish to take part in the event remotely, you can join virtually via Skype for Business throughout the day. As well as watching the world class key note speakers you will be able to contribute fully to all aspects of the day by posting live into the key note speeches, participating in the discussions and going on the tour of the school, both through Skype conference chat and also through Twitter.

Attending the day virtually costs £30, and you can book your place now via the Teaching School website.

This inaugural event features a number of world class, inspirational speakers including:

  • Anthony Salcito - Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector - Education, Microsoft
    Challenges and Opportunities: Expect More, Do More, Be More.
  • Sir David Carter - Regional School Commissioner
    Achieving Good and Outstanding
  • Charlie Taylor - Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership
    School Led System for Change and Innovation
  • Myles Bremner - Director of the School Food Plan
    Putting the Child at the Heart of the School Day
  • Jonathan Bishop – Headteacher, Broadclyst School
    Individualised Learning on a Global Scale

Book your place now via the Teaching School website at You will be invoiced following your registration.
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The Cornerstone Teaching School is aiming to provide a range of blended professional development events where a combination of ‘in person’ and ‘virtual’ attendance brings the best of both approaches to reduce cost, save time and deliver affordable quality to a school led system. This is certainly the cheapest way to attend world class events where you are still be able to participate fully but from the comfort of your own school environment.

The whole day is recorded and if you are registered for the event you will be able to access both the recordings and the presentations from the day through the Cornerstone Teaching School site after the event.

We will be revealing more about the event next month, including further details of each of the speakers' presentations.

Microsoft and Broadclyst

Lecture theatre 1As one of our Showcase Schools, Microsoft Education UK has a very special relationship with Broadclyst. The school was instrumental in helping us to create the Enchanted Kingdom eBook based on the BBC Earth 3D nature film of the same name, and other supporting materials. The school is also home to two of our Expert Educators, namely Matthew Pitts and Anthony Lees. Visitors to the Microsoft stand at BETT 2015 may well have caught Anthony's sessions in our Theatre during which he spoke of the project based learning activities the students at Broadclyst had been engaging in, as well as bringing Matthew into the Theatre via live Skype for Business calls.

Anthony SalcitoAnthony Salcito (Worldwide VP of Education at Microsoft), who is the keynote speaker at Decoding the Future, has also interviewed both Anthony Lees and Jonathan Bishop (Head Teacher at Broadclyst) for his Daily Edventures blog. Jonathan is also the man behind the Global Enterprise Challenge, a competition that arose from last year’s Global Forum in Barcelona, where he pitched the idea to bring students together from around the world to collaborate and create, all while learning the ins and outs of running a business.

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