Conferences 2017 - 2018

Date and time   Title and content summary Event costs and booking options

15th and 16th March 2018


Leeds Marriot

4 Trevelyan Square

Boar Lane



0113 236 6366


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Headteacher Conference



Want to be inspired?

Want to be motivated?

Want to know what works?


Target audience:


Conference Focus:

School improvement

Join leaders from the region for practical strategies, inspirational stories and opportunities to collaborate with other colleagues.

Day 1: 15th March 2018

 Content    Speaker

Chair's Welcome


Ann Mroz


Editor, TES

City of York Welcome

   Speakers TBC

Key Note


 Michael 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards

Ofsted Briefing and updates


Sean Harford


Ofsted, National Director

Refreshment break

    David Cameron



Leadership and change

Lunch break


Dave Whittaker


Why transition is one of the biggest challenges facing schools today and what can be done about getting it right

Split session



Andrew Morrish

Andrew, has a proven and unblemished record for transforming challenging schools from special measures to outstanding.

CEO of Victoria Academies

Author: The Art of Standing Out. A culmination of 18 years of experience as a Head.  


Michael Tidd- TBC

Refreshment break

Split session


Maxine Squire

CYC York briefing Session

  Collaborative networking time

 Day 2: 16th March 2018


 Content    Speaker

Chair's Welcome


Laura Mc Inerney


Editor of @schoolsweek



Floyd Woodrow

Key note:

Floyd was one of the youngest ever recruit to the Special Air Service where he then spent over 20 years, that he received the Distinguished Service Medal for his work in Iraq and an MBE for his work in Afghanistan, that he led the UK’s Counter Terrorism Unit and has ‘Hostage Negotiator’ on his CV.

Floyd is the author three books including Elite: The Secret to Elite Leadership and Performance which reached the finals of the People’s Book Prize in 2012.


Clients include organisations such as the Welsh and Scottish Rugby Football Unions or the English Cricket Board.





Andy Buck


Leadership matters


All attending delegates will receive a copy of Andy's book and one lucky headteacher will win a years subscription to Andy's leadership website!

Refreshment break 


Dave Harris

Independent thinking




Bring and Brag

Table session- colleagues please come with an initiative, project, resource to discuss and share with your group.



Making the difference for vulnerable groups




Natasha Devon MBE




Mental health in schools

Lunch will be made available from 2pm

There will be the space available to continue to network and collaborate with colleagues, or to take lunch away with you.



Ticket types:

2 day residential

This option includes bed, evening meal on 15th March.


 Early Bird-book before January 2018  January 2018 onwards
 450  500

2 day ticket

This includes all daytime refreshments and lunches on 15th and 16th March.

No room or evening meal is provide with this option.


 Early Bird-book before January 2018  January 2018 onwards
 350  400

1 day ticket

This option includes daytime refreshments and lunch.


 Early Bird-book before January 2018  January 2018 onwards
175 200

 For all tickets book here:

Eventbrite - Headteachers' Conference 2018




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