‘One Great City – Great School Leaders’
St Andrews, the home of Birmingham City Football Club will be the venue for the first ever National Association of Head Teachers Birmingham summer conference.
NAHT represents school leaders in every phase and sector of education and has been at the forefront of leading some of the City’s schools through the challenges of Trojan Horse.
Rob Kelsall, NAHT’s Senior Regional Officer in Birmingham said: “We have some of England’s best school leaders here in Birmingham. This event is an opportunity to reflect on the pressures they’ve faced this year, whilst looking ahead to the future of education in this great City. Above all, that’s about putting children first, keeping them safe and allowing them become the best they can be.”
The conference is FREE and welcomes both new and existing members who will hear from several inspirational speakers, including Jamie Barry and Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, two Head Teachers whose working lives have been transformed by the pressures of school leadership in the past twelve months.
Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, Head at Anderton Park Primary School said: “Being a Head Teacher, with the futures of hundreds of children in your hands, is an enormous privilege. But it can also be a rollercoaster, as I have found this year. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with everyone.”
This will be the first major gathering of Head Teachers after the general election on 7th May, offering an early opportunity for school leaders to think about how education will change over the next five years.
NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby said: “Since we launched our own manifesto last May, we’ve pushed the government hard on key areas affecting children’s lives. We’ll continue to do this in the next parliament because we believe that that solutions to the problems in education will come not from more political interference but from within the teaching profession itself.”
NAHT Birmingham 2015 Summer Conference:
“One Great City – Great School Leaders”
Birmingham City Football Club, St. Andrews Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, B9 4RL
Tuesday 19th May, 2015 at 9.30am– 2.30pm
Refreshments on arrival (from 9.00am)
Welcome & Meet the Birmingham NAHT Executive
Guest Speakers including:
The Big Picture
“Birmingham & National Issues of the moment”
Russell Hobby, NAHT General Secretary
Rob Kelsall, NAHT Senior Regional Officer
The Equalities Agenda
“How do we define British Values?”
Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, Anderton Park Primary School
Jamie Barry, Welford Primary School
“Getting To Good or Outstanding in 3 Years”
Tim Nash, NAHT Aspire & MD, Edison Learning
Question time panel Q&A