Inspire Learning Teaching School Hub’s director, Jane Kennedy, recently attended a
trio of industry events.
In April, Jane delivered an impulse on recruitment and engagement discussion,
followed by a 15-minute Q&A session at the Teaching School Hub Council’s Power
of 87 event.
The event held in Birmingham on Thursday, 27 April, brought hubs from across the
country together to share best practice, network, and receive training.
Jane was hand-selected as a guest speaker at the event after her pioneering
engagement strategies significantly impacted the training delivered through the hub.
Throughout the event, Jane documented her journey on social media, sharing
insightful pictures and giving Inspire’s followers a glimpse into the conference.
A few weeks later, Jane headed for London for the UCL Centre for Educational
Leadership’s Annual Delivery Partner Conference.
Several other hubs followed Inspire’s example, sharing their journey on social media
through a selection of images, which created a real pre-event buzz.
The Annual Delivery Partner Conference featured keynote speeches from Dr Simon
Camby and Professor Louise Stoll. It was also an opportunity for the hubs to see
what the latest research says about the impact of the hubs so far.
Fast forward to June, and Jane was once again attending another industry-led event,
this time at The Foundation for Educational Development’s (FED) National Education
Summit. The FED is dedicated to promoting a long-term vision and framework for
The event covered several key themes, including shaping the education system for
the next decade and even featured a speech from Liverpool’s Metro Mayor, Steve
Jane shared how important industry events are to developing knowledge and
understanding the ever-changing landscape. She said: “These events help us
deepen our own knowledge and understanding of practices and hear from industry
“It is an opportunity to share best practices and discuss key themes, challenges, and
innovations. The education landscape is constantly shifting and evolving, so we must
keep expanding our knowledge to help us deliver the best possible training to the
educators of tomorrow.”