Aspire to Headship Conference

A conference for aspiring primary, secondary and special school leaders.

Free to attend with a £200 bursary towards travel and supply costs for small schools (100 pupils or fewer, paid after the event)

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Date: Thursday 8th February – 9:30am to 4:15pm

Venue: The Rowley Mile Conference Centre, Newmarket, CB8 0TF


09.00 Refreshments

09.30 Welcome

09.35 Rob Loe – Relational Schools – the importance of fostering positive relationships between key stakeholders in schools

10.20 Applying to my first headship and progress since – Glenn Russell, Stalham Academy

11.00 Coffee 11:15 Leading a school, primary or secondary – Al Mistrano, Bar Hill Primary School

12.00 Lunch

12.45 Work-life balance Beverly Jones, former Headteacher; School and Academy Leadership Consultant.

1.45 Q&A with an existing head, please choose 2 of the following options when applying. The online application will ask you for questions you’d like to ask these heads please have a think about these before applying:

1) Jackie Parris – leading a TSA and providing School to School Support

2) Helena Marsh – developing your vision as a head

3) Victoria de Naeyer – working with governors, the difference between leading a LA or MAT school

4) Rebecca Newman – leading a church school and working within a diocese MAT

5) Nick Froy – being head of a trust school

6) Andy Presto – Leading a brand new school

3.00 Sarah Outen – Adventurer

4.15 Final thoughts and close