Thurs 25th Nov 2022
9:30 - 16:30
The Cloud
Outstanding Heads
1 ticket for up to 6 SLT from your school

What to expect

There’s no doubt you became a headteacher to develop the best school for your children and community. As rewarding as this job is, I’m sure you agree, it’s a journey of constant learning and growth. 

Are you learning from the best? 

Every year since 2012, we’ve been bringing together recently outstanding headteachers at this flagship conference to share best practice with other headteachers. 

How many outstanding headteachers and schools have you met in the last 6 months?

Come and meet more!

Our speakers are truly inspiring. They have moved their schools forward under exceptionally challenging circumstances and they have received an ‘outstanding’ badge under the new framework (even though that’s not why they do what they do).

Our flagship event is extremely popular – it sells out every year!

Who should attend:

This event is perfect for Primary school (including Infant and Junior):

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • Senior Leaders
  • Middle Leaders

How good is it?

What do your colleagues have to say about ‘Moving to Outstanding: Best practice from recently outstanding headteachers’?

It’s brilliant! Your headteacher peers have rated the day on average 9.1/10 for the last four years.

“Thanks for another brilliant day of learning. You always provide the most wonderful speakers who are an inspiration to us all”. McClenaghan  Headteacher, Crowlands Primary, Essex

Once again I’ve collected some professional nuggets of gold”. C Jones – Headteacher, Hearsall Community Academy, Coventry 

“Absolutely loved the practical, inspirational speakers. Great to see it isn’t heads of schools with just amazing data. A real privilege to hear their journey” S Webb – Headteacher, Redgate Community Primary School, Liverpool


Beth Dyer, Headteacher- Nine Acres Primary, Isle of White

Click on the image to hear what Beth has to say about Moving to Outstanding 2019


Rebecca Harris- Headteacher, St Alban CofE Primary and Nursery & James Humphries- Headteacher, Kentish Town CofE Primary, London

Click on the image to hear their experience of Moving to Outstanding 2019


The speakers

We are currently meeting outstanding headteachers to speak at this year’s event.

We’ll announce them here.

Event Sponsor: OPAL - making break times 100% better

Outdoor Play and Learning

Moving to Outstanding is sponsored by OPAL. Did you know that playtimes take up one point four years of a child’s life at primary school? Put another way, that is one day a week, or 20% of all of their time when at school.

We know there are so many competing challenges in running a school, but we also think that when combined with the clear need for better planning for children's mental and physical wellbeing, play just needs more thought and planning than it gets in most schools.

At OPAL we believe that ‘play’ teaches children all the life skills that need to be learnt that cannot be taught in a classroom. There are clearly lots of benefits to children from having lots of great play, but the good news is that there are also many benefits for schools too.

To learn more, go to:


Joining the online event:

You’ll receive a confirmation email upon registering In the email you will be sent a link to register with zoom for the meeting.

Remember – up to 5 people from your school can join you. So decide how you want to join:

  • You can all watch together on one device (in which case you only need to register once),
  • Or you can join separately from different devices (in which case you’ll need to register each person joining; send the link below to them and ask them to register).

Once you have registered, you’ll receive an email with the meeting link and passcode for the event.

Please contact with any questions.

New to using Zoom?

Zoom is free and easy to use. If you are not familiar with it, check out their handy video tutorial on how to join a meeting.

Zoom will run on PCs, Macs and phones – check out their system requirements if you want to check your device will work OK.


09:30 - 09:40Welcome
09:40 - 10:30Session 1: TBC
10:30 - 10:45Reflection & break
10:45 - 11:35Session 2: TBC
11:35 - 11:50Reflection & break
11:50 - 12:40Session 3: TBC
12:40 - 13:20Reflection & lunch break
13:20 - 14:00Session 4: TBC
14:00 - 14:15How Heads Up supports schools
14:15 - 14:30Reflection and break
14:30 - 15:20Session 5: TBC
15:20 - 15:30Close

Buy tickets

Tickets will be available from January 2022.

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