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29 Jan
Annual Conference for Deputy Heads and Heads of Boarding
29 Jan 2020 - 30 Jan 2020

We are excited to announce the programme for our Annual Conference for Deputy Heads and Heads of Boarding which will be held in Bristol on the 29th and 30th January 2020. The theme for this year is ‘Embracing the Challenge’ and we hope we have booked speakers who will inspire over the two days, as well as being an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues.

Our 2020 Speakers Include:

  • Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive, BSA – Welcome and the Boarding In-Tray
  • Eve Jardine Young, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies College – Keynote
  • Alistair Speers, Headmaster at Sandroyd School – The Challenge of Leading a Standalone Prep School
  • Adam Walliker, Headmaster at St. Edmund’s School – The Challenge of Transforming a Prep School to a 16+ School.
  • Andrew Hobbs, Headmaster at Downside School – The Challenge of Turning Around Reputations
  • Stephen Oxley, Partner, Wilsons Solicitors LLP – Schools – Employment Law and What All Deputies Should Know
  • Freddie Dennis, Head of Schools Practice Odgers Berndtson – Moving On Up
  • Tom Butt, Director of Sport at Dover College – The Challenge of Creating Sporting Excellence
  • Dale Wilkins, Head of Safeguarding and Standards, BSA – Safeguarding Update
  • Graham Milton, Founder of BeVenturesome – Enough About Leadership: What Can the Outdoors Teach Pupils About Followership?
  • David Woodgate, Chief Executive, ISBA – The Challenge of Leading a School as a Business
  • Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, ISC – The Challenge of our Sector
  • Jimmy Beale, Director of Operations, Constellation Group – East to West: Managing the Transition to Life into a Boarding School for Chinese Pupils
  • Emma Lidiard, CEO, Global Media – The Challenge of Using Media to Market Your School
  • Chris Seal, Headmaster at Shrewsbury School, Bangkok – The Challenge of Leading an International School
  • Gareth Doodes, Headmaster at Dover College –  Non-conformist or corporate identikit? The challenge of being yourself
  • Crista Cullen - Olympic Gold Medal winning English field hockey player and Oakham School Alumni - Afterdinner
We are very happy to announce that our Headline Sponsor for this years conference will be Engage by Double First! 


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