NAHT Cumbria Conference: Empowering School Leaders - Present and Future

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Stoneybeck Inn


CA11 8RP

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Empowering School Leaders - Present and Future:

Examining the role of middle leadership in schools

Evaluating practical strategies and techniques for developing your middle leaders

This event is open to school leaders and aspirational school leaders, NAHT members and non-members.


Caroline Bentley-Davies is the author of the best- selling book ‘How to be an Amazing Middle Leader’ and the ‘Outstanding Lessons Pocketbook’. She has been a Local Authority Adviser, an Adviser, and she still teaches demonstration lessons to children in schools. She has run training in primary and secondary schools across the UK and abroad.

Many Ofsted Inspection reports comment upon the need to develop Middle Leadership in schools, and Caroline’s session gives some practical suggestions for achieving this. She will highlight strategies to help school leaders develop these skills with their subject co-ordinators and middle leaders and give a range of ideas to strengthen leadership in your school. For more information about Caroline see: www.bentley-davies.co.uk

James Bowen is the national Director of NAHT Edge, the teaching union for middle leaders. James was previously the Headteacher of an outstanding Junior school in Hampshire. He has held a variety of leadership positions in schools including SENCo, subject leader and Deputy Head. He is passionate about developing leadership at all levels in schools, speaking and writing regularly on the topic.

Paul Whiteman is general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers. NAHT is the largest union for school leaders in the UK, representing over 28,500 members in every phase of education.


09:00 Registration and Coffee

09:30 Developing Middle Leaders - Caroline Bentley-Davies

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Helping Middle Leaders to Thrive - James Bowen

12:15 Lunch

13:00 Matters of the Moment; NAHT advice - Paul Whiteman

14:00 Ofsted

14:30 Speed Networking (share resource/technique/book/website/idea which has had a positive impact on teaching and learning in your school). We will collate and email out all the ideas after the conference.

15:00 Q&A Concluding Remarks

15:15 Finish

Please note that the number of places on this event are limited

Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the organising team that the course will be going ahead.

The NAHT has the right to cancel the course if insufficient bookings are received.

By booking a place you are accepting NAHT's terms and conditions.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The team can be contacted on organising@naht.org.uk or 07710 702123.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to events@naht.org.uk before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Cancellation fees:

Within 20 working days - 25% charge

Within 10 working days - 50% charge

Within 5 working days - 75% charge

Within 2 working days - 100% charge

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk

Does the name on the booking need to match the attendee?

The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each attendee as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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