Headteacher Conference 2019

Headteacher Conference 2019

Audience: Headteachers, Executive Heads, MAT CEOs

Join colleagues to access inspirational sessions focused on developing leaders. Renowned national speakers will inspire, DfE representatives will update and school leaders will share what they have done that makes an impact. There will be a focus during day 2 on curriculum development in light of the revised Ofsted framework.

Each delegate booked with a 2 day ticket will have the option to select a leadership text of their choice, in addition to being in the running to win a host of educational prizes from companies including; YPO, The Scoop, The Week Junior, Whizz Pop Bang, Brilliant Brainz, Teach Primary, Phunky Foods and The Phoenix comic!

Day 1 - Thursday 21st March

Chair: Laura McInerney: CEO Teacher Tap

Laura joins us as chair and opening keynote for day 1. She will open with an informed and pacey look at what is effecting schools. Her insight is further informed by the knowledge gleaned from teachers via Teacher Tap. This will be eye opening for leaders.

Floyd Woodrow: One of the youngest soldiers ever to be selected for the SAS

Floyd is quite simply a one-off - a truly unique individual with extraordinary experiences and skills. He combines sensitivity, awareness and passion tempered by an understanding of the harsh realities of situations. In front of teams of people, and individuals, be they elite athletes or senior executives, he commands respect and enables group and personal insight into sharpening team and individual performance, relationships and problem solving.

Jeremy Snape: Ex-international cricketer/coach and Director of Sporting Edge

Jeremy has the combined experience of being a successful international cricketer and coach, providing innovative performance ideas for teams and leaders. He has the ability to draw upon real life examples from his playing and coaching career which are underpinned by his Master's Degree in Sport Psychology.

Lee Owston: Senior HMI

Updates and future direction of Ofsted.

The Chimp Paradox: Mind management

This innovative approach will be split into 2 sessions with the lunch break in between to enable self-reflection and peer discussion from session 1.

Sir John Dunford: What works with pupil premium?

After over 45 years in numerous education roles involving leadership, policy making and government relations, during which he has been influential in shaping national education policy and widely quoted in the media, John has retained a deep knowledge of schools and teaching. He has written an authoritative history of the schools’ inspectorate (“Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools since 1944: Standard Bearers or Turbulent Priests”, Woburn Press, 1998) and has written extensively on national education policy, especially in the fields of accountability, curriculum, assessment, 14 to 19 education, leadership and inspection.


Day 2 - Friday 22nd March

Chair: Matt Messias: Former Premier League and FIFA referee and successful Headteacher

While being a force to be reckoned with on the pitch, Matt has also been an incredibly successful Head teacher with experiences in New Zealand and Devon.  As a certified trainer for Mental Health England and The Resilience Doughnut he is certainly a champion and lead on mental health in school settings.

Natasha Devon MBE: Body image and mental health campaigner

Natasha joins the conference with her straight talking focus on mental health awareness and how schools can develop their strategies to support and champion this focused area.

John Edwards: Regional School Commissioner

John will provide current updates from and for the region.

Successful strategies: school round robin

Select a focus from a range of high achieving settings and investigate what they did. There will be schools demonstrating progress and attainment in EYFS, KS1 and KS2, in addition to development of well-being and expanding a depth of curriculum coverage.

Rae Snape: Headteacher and member of the DfE primary heads’ reference group

Rae joins us to share what is working at The Spinney, in her truly positive and passionate style.

Mark Unwin: Executive Headteacher

Mark will share the lessons he has learnt and what strategies are having the most impact.

Ian Gilbert: One of IB magazine's top 15 educational visionaries

Ian will close this year's conference. Never happier than when he is making children’s brains hurt, he has a unique first-hand perspective on the world of education having lived and worked in schools and universities in the UK, the Middle East, South America and Asia.


Cost: £175 - £500

Eventbrite - Headteacher Conference 2019