You’re on this page because you’re one of the few heads we’ve invited to speak at our conference ‘Moving to Outstanding:  Best practice from recently outstanding headteachers’.

I’m delighted you’re here, the aim of this page is to give you a flavour of our conference to help you decide if you’d like to be a speaker.

An overview of the day

The best way to get an overview of the day is by watching our showreels:


We are proud that our conference receives great feedback:

2017 = 9.3/10

2016 = 9.4/10

2015 = 9.4/10

Every year we work hard to make the conference even better than before.  The key to a great day are great speakers.

Here’s what attendees have said about the day:

Previous speakers

We work with our speakers to make sure you deliver useful content to your colleagues but also so that you can enjoy the day.  You may or may not be comfortable with public speaking, either way we will support you.

We have speaker guidelines full of tips on how to make your talk a success and we have communication coach who can work with you to develop your presentation skills.

Here are a selection of our speakers so you can see what their talks were like.

Nicola Noble, Surrey Square Primary, Southwark, achieved outstanding December 2016

Joffy Conolly, Headteacher, Soho Parish Primary, London, achieved outstanding March 2016

Jonathan Clucas, Layton Primary School, achieved outstanding October 2017

The conference details

Our 2020 conference is on Friday 12th June.

The venue is Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW5 1UN.  We love holding our events here and we receive great feedback from delegates about the venue.