Inspiring Leadership
Conference 2017

7 – 9 June ICC, Birmingham



2017 Presentations

Presentations, where available, will be added to our website during and after the conference.



Plenary One - Pasi Sahlberg
FinnishED Leadership: Lessons from successful education systems

Plenary Four - Steve Munby
Transforming lives by improving education around the world

Plenary Five - Alistair Smith
Leadership Lessons from High Performing Organisations
Trust Bonds: Leadership Lessons from High Performing Organisations


Optimistic leadership in times of uncertainty
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL
Russell Hobby, General Secretary, NAHT

Steering a steady course through the choppy waters of education policy
Sir John Dunford, Education consultant, chair of Whole Education, trustee of the Learn Academies Trust in south Leicestershire and chair of the South Gloucestershire Education Partnership



Effective Use of Teaching Assistants - A Senior Leadership Responsibility
Maria Constantinou, Deputy Head and Inclusion leader

Ethical Leadership: what kind of people are we?
Carolyn Roberts, Headteacher, Thomas Tallis School Greenwich

Educate & Celebrate - how to transform your school into an LGBT+ Friendly place
Pride Youth Network flyer
Dr Elly Barnes, CEO, Educate and Celebrate

Tribal Business School: lessons from the edge
Jo Owen, founder The Leadership 

Harnessing advanced technology to make a difference to learners
Priya Lakhani, Founder-CEO, CENTURY Tech
Alice Little, Cognitive Neuroscientist, CENTURY Tech

Inspiring Leadership; Scotland’s journey
Gillian Hamilton, CEO, Scottish College for Education Leadership and Graeme Logan, Strategic Director, Education Scotland 

Who’d be a headteacher in 2017? 3 big hurdles and how to jump them
Fergal Roche, Chief Executive, The Key and Caroline Doherty, External Relations Manager, The Key


The mindset of the Leader
Jo Owen, founder The Leadership Partnership, author and coach

Stepping up to Executive Headship
James Toop, CEO Ambition School Leadership

The Power and the potential of peer review
Maggie Farrar, Schools Partnership Programme Project,
Tracy Smith, Executive Head Teacher, Seven Kings School
Helen Barker, Head of KYRA Teaching School Alliance
Jim Rogers, Director of Plymouth Teaching School Alliance

What next for system leadership?
Pete Chilvers, Chief Executive, School Development Support Agency