We had another successful conference on Friday 18 October. With over 100 delegates and 13 companies in attendance it was a busy event. Keynote speaker Vic Goddard (Educating Essex) had unfortunately had to give his apologies at very short notice, as he had received the Ofsted call, but we were fortunate to be offered a last-minute replacement speaker by Independent Thinking. Dave Harris plugged the gap admirably with his inspiring talk of his time as headteacher of a 3-18 school. Feedback on the event has been very positive from delegates and sponsors alike and I hope that everyone managed to take something from the day. We are in the process of collating the information and will share this with you via the website in the next few weeks.
The committee has already begun brainstorming for ideas for the next conference, and will be getting together soon (with additional volunteers) to start planning in earnest.
Many of the delegates indicated that they would be interested in attending an additional conference in February, so I have provisionally booked the Dunkenhalgh for Wednesday 12 February. Please make a note in your diaries.