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An Education Conference with a Difference.

Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest. 06/10/22.
CPD Certificate of attendance.
An environment designed to inspire.
Enabling you to create and plan together.
For school leaders, in any leadership role.

Headline Sponsors:

06/10/22. 9 am - 3:30 pm.
Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham.

Inspiring School Leaders Conference.

18+ Leading experts.

Helping you develop your journey.

17 Speakers/Workshops.
17 Inspiring Stories.

Connect. Think. Plan. Learn from others.

17 Workshops.
17 Inspiring Stories.
Lunch and refreshments included.
Access to Center Parcs' afterwards.
Prizes and goodie bags.
Free parking.
Exhibitors - The very first Edu-Market, with planners, teaching resources, and more!

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All the confirmed speakers coming to our event.

Confirmed Workshops.

Chris Dyson: Business and the Community.

The impact of bringing in £500000 a year from businesses ensures every opportunity is given to the children of Parklands - all free of charge.Ensuring staff wellbeing is at the core of everything at Parklands means staff don't leave which means standards are high as the children have continuity.

Victoria Bagnall: How neuroscience proves Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Find out how the latest neuroscience is affirming the concepts set out by Maslow in the 1940s. Meeting all children's physical, emotional and psychological needs is fundamental to learning. When whole schools adopt an executive function approach we can humanize many of the challenges we face. The approach can help all members of a school community feel understood, loved and sense of belonging.

Ollie Frith: Pride, Belonging and Accountability.

An effective school culture is not skills led. Neither is it imported with ‘magic’ systems. Enabling a deep sense of connection and belonging is essential. With the culture right, the strategies that are used become less important. The culture is set by the way that the adults behave.

Helen Woodward: Growing through Adversity.

People rarely talk honestly about how we experience and manage during times of intense challenge; times hard on our psyche and heart. Drawing on some real life experiences, research, Greek mythology and ontological coaching questions, we'll discover together how we can begin to discover our most resourceful selves.

Mel Moore: Cultural capital and the curriculum.

Cultural capital is a new buzzword for the primary curriculum, but what is cultural capital, how does it support our children to become successful citizens, and how do we actually offer it? This workshop presents a decade-long personal journey of discovery into the world of cultural capital, which begins in the beautiful piazzas and remarkable pre-schools of northern Italy.

Phil Denton: Your Next 100 Days.

Using knowledge from world famous football managers, leaders in education and business, this presentation will explain how you can establish powerful priorities. You will leave this presentation with an insight into how you can plan effectively for your next 100 days.

Jo Gray: Rising to the challenge - Inspirational curriculums for all.

Conducting your own whole school curriculum review (including resources to take away).

Connecting with all children through your curriculum: childhood, stories, and learning.

Creating a magically powerful curriculum for your whole school.

Patrick Ottley O'Connor

Patrick is the Executive Principal of North Liverpool Academy & the Northern Schools Trust. He has been a senior leader for 25+ years, including 15 years as a Principal/Executive Principal in secondary, primary and special schools Patrick coaches many aspiring, new and experienced headteachers and CEOs, particularly those facing significant challenge both in the UK and internationally.

Nick Hart: Culture and climate.

‘Putting children first’ is a misunderstood sentiment. If leaders put staff first, they can build a strong culture and positive climate that results adults and children flourishing. This story includes triumphs and failures, good decisions and terrible decisions, and clear pathway to improving the culture and climate in our schools.

Reema Reid

Reema has a track record of leading struggling schools to success and building a truly community focused education. She is acutely sensitive to the need for primary schools to cut across the social and cultural diversity of the city to provide an inclusive educational experience for all pupils.

Sam Strickland

I am the Principal of a large all-through school, which is the 27th most improved school in the country and our A Level results place us in the top 5%. I have written two books; Education Exposed and Education Exposed 2. I am the organiser of ResearchED Northampton and have worked nationally on the delivery of NPQ qualifications, curriculum theory, curriculum practice, leadership talks and behaviour training.

Karen Amos: Taking a coaching approach to building better wellbeing conversations with staff.

Karen Amos is an executive coach and trainer and founder of BrightBird Coaching & Training. She embeds coaching in all her work, whether that’s leadership and communication skills training, or wellbeing support for all the team.

Chris Passey & Sally Alexander

What success looks like for each child; how to deliver a child-centred education for all.

SEN and music - the link between autism, school refusers and holistic curriculum.

Dan Edwards: Being Human.

Importance of Humanity in Leadership.

Reflections on Imposter Syndrome.

The importance of consultation.

We asked our speakers what will school leaders take away from your speech?

‘I love the ambition behind sharing experiences. This feels like it may be a conference where change happens and isn't just talked about.’

Ollie Frith

’I love the forest concept - being in harmony with nature is fundamental.’

Victoria Bagnall

’Some practical coaching tips and approaches that show you how to have positive, constructive conversations to build better wellbeing in your team.’

Karen Amos

A personalised approach to re-connecting with our sense of self and being at our most resourceful going forward

Helen Woodward

For you to have the time to plan, share ideas, chat with colleagues and meet others

Aims of the day.

For you and your team to feel inspired as leaders, in order to have maximum impact on pupil outcomes


For you to have the time to plan, share ideas, chat with colleagues and meet others


For you to feel welcomed into the HeadteacherChat community, where your wellbeing is of paramount importance


For you to have the time and space to listen to inspirational leaders, many of whom are experienced school leaders, so that you can create the journey that you need for your setting.