Do you want a year's worth of good ideas in one day?
Get school improvement ideas from inspiring schools
Outstanding against the odds: Courageous heads, tough schools, holistic education
Join our online conference to hear how headteachers beat the odds to deliver excellence for their children
Are you struggling to overcome your challenges right now? Things like recruitment, budget, attendance?
Would you love to visit amazing schools to get ideas, but you don't have the time?
OK - We'll bring them to you 🙂
Our annual conference is in it's 13th year.
Attendees consistently rate it a 9/10 event 🙂
Included in your ticket
You will be like a kid in a candy store, trying to choose between all the great ideas that you know will move your school forward!
Meet some of our speakers from last year
Linda Hothersall and her team at Eastgate Academy serve a community with high deprivation. I’ve been to the school, I’ve seen their context.
For those children, they need the very best education. More than others might. They’ve been awarded ‘outstanding’ twice, most recently in 2023.
Paula Phillips and her team at East Wichel Primary & Nursery has led the first school to outstanding in Swindon, bucking a narrative about Swindon being one of the worst places to live in the country and an education cold spot. The school was rated outstanding in Dec 2022.
Paul Murphy and the Lancasterian team serve a tough demographic in Tottenham. Good isn’t good enough for them. The school has gone from the bottom of the borough to outstanding in four out of five areas, in June 2023.
This year’s speakers
We'll be finding and announcing speakers throughout the year... watch this space!
What your colleagues say about the conference:
“All the speakers were inspirational and I took away so many ideas. I am glad I gave myself the gift of time to attend. “
V Lord, Headteacher, Irk Valley Primary School, 2023 conference
What did you enjoy the most? “Having a range of outstanding Heads being very honest about what they have been doing. From a range of backgrounds, Heads have given us different stories. They were inspirational and I got some really good ideas. Thank you very, very much.“
Headteacher, New Mills Primary School, 2023 conference
“It was a wonderful opportunity for all of SLT to hear the messages from each of the HTs. It generated important discussions, we will set some time aside to further explore and create plans of action. Thank you!“
Headteacher, Raynham Primary School, 2023 conference
(Subject to change)
|09:30 – 09:40||Welcome|
|09:40 – 10:25||Speaker 1|
|10:25 – 10:40||Reflection & Break|
|10:40 – 11:25||Speaker 2|
|11:25 – 11:40||Reflection & Break|
|11:40 – 12:25||Speaker 3|
|12:25 – 13:05||Reflection & Lunch Break|
|13:05 – 13:45||Speaker 4|
|13:45 – 14:00||How Heads Up supports schools|
|14:00 – 14:15||Reflection & Break|
|14:15 – 15:00||Speaker 5|
|15:00 – 15:15||Reflection & Break|
|15:15 – 16:00||Speaker 6|
|16:00 – 16:15||Reflection and Close|
Yes, and you’ll be given access via our online portal.
Yes, they’ll be available for you in our online portal.
One ticket gives access to you and all of your SLT.
I understand, a lot of online training sucks! But not ours. How do we know? We’re consistently rated 9/10 by headteachers and school leaders like you. We also ask what people prefer and th e majority opt for online, as this way you don’t have to pay for trains and you can attend with your SLT. You save time and money.
The conference will be take place online using zoom. We’ll email the joining instructions to you a couple of weeks before the event and send reminders.