IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE CONFERENCE to attend this year what would it be, and what would you want from it?
I know the usual off-the-cuff responses: “a nice hotel room … thick bath robes … decent biscuits and choice of teas in mini-bar … a good lunch … good opportunities to network … oh, and inspirational speakers!”
Maybe you’re not as shallow as me, but even if you are, then I can suggest that one conference you really ought to consider is the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2018, held at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, 14-15 June. With an exciting line-up of over 30 keynote, masterclass and workshop sessions, led by some of the very best thinkers and speakers, this is certainly one conference I don’t want to miss.
We often complain of no time to think, no time to meet and exchange ideas with our peers. This is the perfect opportunity to do just that, so that you return to your school not just revitalised and stimulated, but with some practical suggestions to share with your colleagues. I look forward to seeing you there.
Chair of the Teaching Schools Council