FULL PROGRAMME

2nd - 3rd July 2021

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  • Outline Programme
  • Day One - Paper Sessions
  • Day Two - Paper Sessions

2nd July

12.45pmWelcome

Ian Potter, BELMAS Chair 

Victoria Showunmi, Conference Chair 

1.10pm – 2.10pmKeynote 

Dr Steve Courtney

Introduction by Professor Tony Bush 

Live Presentation

2.15pm – 3.15pmPaper Session 1

Gender and Leadership, Leadership Development, HE and FE

Abstracts available On Demand 

Author summary and discussion 

3.30pm – 4.30pmPaper Session 2

Compassionate Leadership, Educational Leadership and COVID-19, Methodological approaches to Educational Leadership

Abstracts available On Demand 

Author summary and discussion

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Symposium

Co-producing Knowledge to Explore the Future of Headship in Scotland 

Paper 1: The Future of Headship: Overview of Research Programme

Deirdre Torrance

Paper 2: Exploring Headteacher Life Histories

Julie Harvey

Paper 3: Headship during and after the pandemic

Alison Mitchell

Paper 4: Privileging the Voice of School Leadership: Co-constructing Knowledge through Participatory Action Research

Christine Forde

3rd July

 IntroductionVictoria Showunmi, Conference Chair
9.30am - 10.30amPaper Session 3

Leading through Change, School Curriculum, Equity and Leadership

Abstracts available On Demand 

Author summary and discussion

10.30am – 10.45amBREAK 
10.45am – 11.45WorkshopsAuthor led workshops
11.45 – 12.45pmPaper Session 4

Compassionate Leadership, Race and Leadership, Educational Leadership and COVID-19

Abstracts available On Demand 

Author summary and discussion

12.45pm – 1.30pmLUNCH 
1.30pm – 2.30pmPaper Session 5

Educational Leadership, Governance, Leadership Development

Abstracts available On Demand 

Author summary and discussion

2.30pm – 2.45pmBREAK 
2.45pm – 3.45pmKeynote 

Andy Hargreaves (Boston, Massachusetts)

"Engaging Leaders: retrieving and increasing everyone's engagement after the pandemic"

Introduction by Professor Jacky Lumby 

Live Presentation

3.45pm – 4.00pmClosing Remarks

Ian Potter, BELMAS Chair 

Victoria Showunmi, Conference Chair 

 

Paper Session 1

2.15 - 3.15pm

 

Order

Chair

Author

Paper ID

Title

Room 1

1



Fiona Creaby

Stephen Corbett

227

Gender and management in education: an augmentation to critical mass theory

 

2

Nomisha Kurian

297

"She always has her door open": The role of headteachers in creating climates of trauma-informed care in high poverty schools

 

3

Deborah Outhwaite

272

Disruption, Innovation and Change: what women leaders in education need ?

Room 2

1



Catherine Simon

Mona Sakr

228

Expanding leadership development in early childhood education through digitally mediated professional learning: a review of the research so far

 

2

Christopher Baker

234

Confident leaders – by design. A case study of self-efficacy in educational leadership development

 

3

Charles Slater

262

Critical Reflection of Aspiring Principals in a Community of Practice: Online Preparation During the Pandemic

Room 3
Workshop
 

David Fincham

David Fincham

236

Beyond COVID-19: lessons drawn from the experience of part-time learners on a Masters Programme

Room 4

1



Paul Armstrong

Asadullah Lashari

266

Challenging the Regimes of Truth in Higher Education Leadership in Pakistan

 

3

Colin Forrest

271

Quality Leadership in English Further Education: re-thinking the position of the Advanced Practitioner as agents of improvement

Paper Session 2

3.30 – 4.30pm

 

Order

Chair

Author

Paper ID

Title

Room 1

1



Deborah Outhwaite

Victoria Jackson

231

The roles of compassionate leadership and responsible management in building a sustainable post-pandemic higher education system

 

2

Jesse Wood

286

Mindfulness and Principal Leadership in Rural Secondary Schools: An Explanatory, Mixed Methods Study

 

3

Suzanne Culshaw

278

Leadership beyond Lockdown: leaders' emotions in a pandemic era

Room 2

1


Steve Courtney

Carol Cash

305

School Leadership and Rapid Change during the Pandemic

 

2

Rania Sawalhi

288

Lessons learned: Primary senior school leaders' leadership practices in Qatar during the pandemic

 

3

Paul Armstrong

287

School-to-school collaboration in the COVID-19 era: Lessons from Greater Manchester

Room 3
Workshop
 

Feyisha Demie

Feyisha Demie

254

Educational equity in England: a case study of lessons from London schools to tackle inequality

Room 4

1





Michael Harpham

291

Factors influencing effective senior leadership teamwork in schools: a mixed methods study

 

2

Sally Wai-Yan

292

Integrating social network analysis and role theory to explore teacher leadership in a Hong Kong secondary school

 

3

Christopher Bezzina

301

Distributed Leadership in the Mediterranean Context: A Comparative Analysis of Malta and Italy

Paper Session 3

9.30 – 10.30am

 

Order

Chair

Author

Paper ID

Title

Room 1

1

 

Ionna Theotokatou

240

Conflict in the heart of leadership: Evidence from a Public School in Cyprus

 

2

Tiffany Bastin

260

Change Theory and the Implementation of the 10-year Education Plan: Impacts on Educators in the New Brunswick School System

Room 2

1


Steve Courtney

Sally Wai-Yan

247

Hong Kong primary school teachers' perceptions of curriculum change: A cross-case study

 

2

Deborah Outhwaite

253

What are the implications of the 87 new Teaching School Hubs (TSHs) to the role of S2SS and the SISS

 

3

Benazir Rahiman

309

"Let's start at the beginning" – A research on children's constructions of Leadership in India

Room 3
Workshop
 

David Abbott

David Abbott

265

Can't get no satisfaction: economic reason, state classification and the arguments for quality

Room 4

1


Ruth McGinity

Lee Morgan

299

How did these unconscious biases come into my psyche ?: Developing critical self-awareness to intentionally promote equity in education

 

2

Susan Cousin

295

Closing social attainment gaps: building a more equitable future

 

3

Anita Devi

273

Is the long-term career trajectory of a SENCo in England down to postcode lottery ?

 

4

Angus Cheng

277

Photovoice: Igniting novice teachers' dialogues on inclusive education

Workshops

10.45 – 11.45am

 

Order

Chair

Author

Paper ID

Title

Room 1       
 

Jacqueline Baxter

Jacqueline Baxter

293

Leading and managing online learning in schools during COVID-19 and beyond

Room 2                     
 

Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith

308

Motivation, Faith, Belief and Spiritual Values: Spirituality in Leadership as enacted by Black Male School Leaders 

Room 3           
 

Lizana Oberholzer

Lizana Oberholzer

313

Sense Making in a Pandemic: Lessons for educational leaders reflecting and learning from the past, reimagining the future

Paper Session 4

11.45 – 12.45pm

 

Order

Chair

Author

Paper ID

Title

Room 1

1

 

Pinar Ayyildiz

245

"This is the final boarding call for the Chancellor": Changing the threat to an Opportunity through and for Leadership during the Pandemic

 

2

Josie Maitland

249

Shock Absorbers: School staff experiences of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

Room 2

1

 

Kayon Morgan

310

Educating While Black: The Burnout Phenomenon of Discretionary Spaces During the COVID-19 and Racial Pandemics in the United States

 

2

Arjmand Kokab

285

Looking forward to new possibilities for the leadership of Black and ethnic minority learners in multicultural English schools

 

3

Teshia Koffi

246

GHOST IN THE MACHINE: How Anti-Black Racism Facilitates Repressive Organizational Behaviour Among African-American Administrators

Room 3

1



Ian Potter

Ayeshah Alazmi

279

Developing and Validating an Instrument for Teacher's Job Satisfaction in School Context: A Piolet – Testing Study

 

2

Brittany Sutton

289

School Supports Used to Combat Teacher Burnout: A Systematic Review

 

3

Sekitia Makhasane

290

An exploration of non-physical violence against the teachers: implications for school leadership

Room 4
Workshop
 

Bethany Kelly

Bethany Kelly

284

When is a teacher not a teacher ?: a battle cry from educational no(wo)man's land

Paper Session 5

1.30 – 2.30pm



Order

Chair

Author

Paper ID

Title

Room 1

1



Deborah Outhwaite

Nidal Al Haj Sleiman

276

Learning-centred leadership: The practice, development and social impact of leadership in England and Qatar international schools

 

2

James Capper

282

An investigation into the creation and early development of a university-sponsored Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in England: A Case Study

Room 2

1


Fiona Creaby

Tracey Price

256

Student voice and the role of school governors: progressing doctoral participatory action research (PAR) in the COVID-19 pandemic

 

2

Naureen Khalid

302

Improving the Efficiency of Remote Governance

Room 3

1



Ian Potter

Sally Wai-Yan

235

Teacher leadership in a professional development team: a role theory perspective

 

2

Joan Mowat

283

Supporting the School Community during and in the Aftermath of Lockdown – Challenges and Opportunities for Aspiring Headteachers on a Headship Programme

 

3

Paul Campbell

261

Reconceptualising collaboration in the context of crisis response and systemic improvement

Room 4
Workshop
 

Lizana Oberholzer

Lizana Oberholzer

314

Reimagining Continuous Professional Development for Leaders in Educational Contexts 

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