AEPA Conference 2020

The AEPA’s third annual conference took place virtually in October 2020, with a focus on the role of local education leadership in a post-COVID landscape. Professor Toby Greany, Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, explored place-based leadership and governance through five case studies, and Professor Becky Francis, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, focused on tackling the education gap in a post-COVID world.

About this Event
Area-based partnerships, the majority school-led, now operate in many parts of the country. Many have taken on responsibility for the collective performance of schools in their area and all of them act as a driver of improvement to create a stronger local education system. Local councils have acted as ‘midwife’ to these partnerships, using them to address issues of quality and equity which cannot be easily tackled by autonomous schools working alone. Many of these partnerships come together through the AEPA and this is holding its third conference in October with two great speakers. Anyone involved or interested in these partnerships is welcome to join us.

10am – Welcome from Estelle Morris and Christine Gilbert

10.15am – Place-based governance and leadership in England: learning from five case studies – Toby Greany, Professor of Education, University of Nottingham

11.25am – Tackling the education gap in a post COVID-19 world – Becky Francis, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation

12.20pm – Looking forward: AEPA roundtables 2020/21

12.30pm – End of conference

A recording of the conference is available to AEPA members.

Non-members can access the recording by contacting