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Primary conference 2018 - Making the impossible happen

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Friday, 23rd November 2018 - Birmingham Hilton Metropole

This conference has been designed around the theme of  'Making the impossible happen' because we know the challenges you have to face.

We are delighted to welcome Nick Brook, Deputy General Secretary of NAHT, Graham Tudor, a Writer, Director, Choreographer and Producer and  Paul Whiteman,  NAHT General Secretary as keynote speakers this year.

We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to talk to our keynote speakers and workshop presenters, and network with likeminded colleagues to share your ideas and gain new practical skills.

Conference aims

  • To provide you with up-to-date information on the leading Education Policy developments
  • To provide practical advice, ideas and support to help you improve your practice
  • To provide networking and collaboration opportunities
Who should attend?
  • Senior and Middle leaders
  • Deputy and Assistant Heads
  • School Business Managers
from all types of schools in the primary sector


0800 - Registration and exhibition viewing
0900 - Welcome - Anne Lyons
0915 - Keynote speaker - Nick Brook
0955 - Workshop session 1
1055 - Refreshments and exhibition viewing
1115 - Workshop session 2
1215 - Lunch and exhibition viewing
1315 - Keynote speaker - Graham Tudor
1405 - Workshop session 3
1505 - Refreshments and exhibition viewing
1525 - Keynote speaker - Paul Whiteman
1555 - Conference summary - Bernadette Hunter
1600 - Conference closes

Please note programme may be subject to change

We have six specially commissioned workshops on offer at this event - for more information on each workshop, click on the title below:

1.     How to build and lead a high-performance team

2.     Planning for success: making the most of your funding

3.     Promoting pupils’ mental health and well-being

4.    The Data Trap (and how to escape it)

5.    Embedding learning through the arts in the primary curriculum

6.     Be kind to yourself: how to respond more wisely and compassionately to emotions and everyday stresses

Please note workshops are subject to availability


 Friday 23rd November 2018

  • Opens at 0800
  • Starts at 0900
  • Ends at 1600


Early bird offer - limited to the first 50 members - £155 (sales ended)

Member - £195
Non-Member - £225

Group booking for 3+ people - £175 per person*

* Terms and Conditions apply