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Primary Deputy Headteachers Conference

Event date: 23 June 2017

The ever-changing educational landscape continues to present challenge and opportunity to school leaders but when the concept of ‘Survive, Revive, Thrive,’ is embraced, the light at the end of the tunnel burns bright and fuels school leaders’ passion and enthusiasm for ensuring every single child achieves of their best. Countless stories exist about how to survive change, but how do we ensure our school leaders revive and thrive in the face of adversity? This national conference will explore the leadership role of deputy and assistant headteachers in the context of current educational change and challenge. This annual event is extremely popular with both new and experienced deputy and assistant headteachers, As well as providing the opportunity to learn from the keynote speakers, it offers delegates a forum for developing additional support and liaison networks with colleagues in similar leadership roles.

By attending the conference participants will:

  • Have an opportunity to network with deputy and assistant headteacher colleagues from across Hertfordshire and beyond to learn with and from each other
  • Develop their understanding of the leadership role in the current climate and enhance their capacity to be a realistic leader of learning
  • Be able to think creatively about pupils learning and bring the fun back into it for pupils and teachers
  • Be inspired to develop their role, embrace change and challenge and see their future through and beyond deputy/assistant headship

Guest Speakers


Phil Beadle

Phil Beadle is an inspirational inner city English teacher, an education consultant, and a vastly experienced trainer. He is an expert in literacy and behaviour management, and his entertaining and challenging training sessions leave teachers energised, full of ideas and straining to be back in front of a classroom full of children.

Phil has a long history of delivering transformational English results in schools and academies in challenging circumstances. He has worked in the most improved schools in the country (in the year when he worked there) and with the highest CVA in London. He brings expert, up-to-date knowledge
of how to create great lesson experiences in even the most difficult of classrooms, as well as truly innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Hywel Roberts

Top creative teacher Hywel Roberts brings with him a bulging goody bag of ideas, approaches and classroom strategies that really do switch on all young children to learn, to think, to participate, to take responsibility and to enjoy the whole wonderful process.

Hywel is an Advanced Skills Teacher, a visiting practitioner to the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, Manchester Metropolitan University, an associate consultant for the University of Wolverhampton and a member of the National Executive for the National Association for the Teaching of Drama.

Hywel covers – and practises – a whole variety of approaches that make learning real for young people and delivers his work with an energy and a humour that is quite, quite infectious.


Bedfordshire, The Auction House, Luton


Book online: Conference code 17MAN/027P

For further information tel: 01438 845111 or email: