Whole Education 7th Annual Conference
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Whole Education 7th Annual Conference

Whole Education 7th Annual Conference

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Grand Connaught Rooms

61-65 Great Queen Street



United Kingdom

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Please note that online bookings will close at 10am on 20th January 2017. If you wish to book after this date, please call us on 0207 250 8423.

Growing Great Schools: Overcoming challenges to achieve more with less

Whole Education’s 7th Annual Conference offers practical solutions and wider perspectives on how school leaders can use creative approaches to grow great schools. At a time when schools have to manage shrinking resources, it will demonstrate how thinking differently about curriculum, assessment and pedagogy can create opportunities out of challenges.

As our flagship event, the Annual Conference is the ideal opportunity to engage with us and find out more about our approach. Network members will also find that both established members and those who have recently joined leave with new ideas and a clear vision of how to get involved with the network in the future.

Make the most of what’s on offer

  • We recommend attending the conference in the company of colleagues from within your school or MAT, allowing you to have on the spot discussions about how to implement change in your school - and attend more sessions!

  • The conference has been designed so that each day offers something different, but attend both and you’ll really feel the benefit. Day 1 is packed with inspiring ideas and practice, whilst Day 2 is a rare opportunity to explore ideas in depth with Prof. Andy Hargreaves.

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Day 1 | Doing things differently to achieve more with less

10:00 - 17:00 (registration from 09:00)

Keynotes and panel debates with leading education experts, combined with breakout contributions from school leaders, will introduce perspectives and practical solutions for achieving more with less and embedding an entitlement to a whole education for all.

Key contributors:

+ Prof Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education

+ Prof Sir Tim Brighouse

+ Prof Jonothan Neelands, Associate Dean of Creativity, Warwick Business School

+ Sir John Dunford, former Pupil Premium Champion

+ Baroness Estelle Morris, former Education Secretary

+ Ann Mroz, Editor and Digital Publishing Director, TES

+ Plus contributions from leaders, staff and students from primary and secondary schools

Dinner | with keynote on 'Impossible is just an Opinion: Leadership Lessons from the Ends of the Earth'

18:00 - 21:30

We are delighted that Ben Saunders, Polar Explorer and Endurance Athlete, will be inspiring dinner guests with his lessons in leadership in our pre-dinner talk.

Day 2 | Unleashing professional capital through uplifting leadership with Prof Andy Hargreaves

09:00 - 15:00 (registration from 08:00)

Led and facilitated by Professor Andy Hargreaves, the day will explore themes of leadership and teaching, with a focus on unlocking professional capital, leading from the middle and collaborating effectively to improve pupils’ experience and outcomes.

Key contributors:

+ Facilitated by Professor Andy Hargreaves

+ Keynote from Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner

Conference tickets (standard):

One day ticket | £345

Two day ticket | £595

Dinner | £75

WE member discount:

One day ticket | £295

Two day ticket | £495

Dinner | £49

Prices exclude VAT and are subject to a booking fee. Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more. Please contact events@wholeeducation.org for more information.


When does booking close?

Online bookings will close at 9am on 18th January 2017. If you wish to book after this date, please call us on 0207 250 8423.

When does the Earlybird rate end?

The discounted Earlybird rate is available until 23:30 on Monday 28th November.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?

The Grand Connaught Rooms is easily accessible from central London train stations and is a 3 minute walk from Holborn Tube station. Please note there will be a reduced escalator service at Holborn station at the time of the conference. Covent Garden station, a 5 minute walk, is an alternative option.

Kings Cross St Pancras Station - 11 minutes via the underground

Euston Station - 14 minutes via the underground

Victoria Station - 20 minutes via the underground

Liverpool Street Station - 15 minutes via the underground

Paddington Station - 17 minutes via the underground

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact events@wholeeducation.org if you have any questions about the event, or call 0207 250 8054

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please contact events@wholeeducation.org with the name, job title, organisation and email address of the replacement delegate.

Can I update my registration information?

Please contact events@wholeeducation.org with your updated details

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


What is the refund policy?

We can accept cancellations up until 9am on Monday 9th January and will provide a full refund for cancellations received before this time. Any cancellations received after this will not be refunded.

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