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.
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.
+ 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.
+ Facilitated by Professor Andy Hargreaves
+ Keynote from Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner
Conference tickets (standard):
One day ticket | £345 - early bird rate £295
Two day ticket | £595 - early bird rate £495
Dinner | £75
WE member discount:
One day ticket | £295 - early bird rate £245
Two day ticket | £495 - early bird rate £395
Dinner | £49
Prices exclude VAT and are subject to a booking fee. Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When does the Earlybird rate end?
The discounted Earlybird rate is availale 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 email@example.com if you have any questions about the event, or call 0207 250 8054
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, job title, organisation and email address of the replacement delegate.
Can I update my registration information?
Please contact email@example.com 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.