Waltham Forest Head Teachers’ Conference & Exhibition 2019

Event Dates and Prices

26th & 27th September 2019

“Leading Through Change


Working together with Waltham Forest Headteachers and the local Borough Council, we are delighted this year to be assisting with the organisation of the Waltham Forest Headteachers Annual 2019 Conference.

The conference is being held over two days with an exhibition running alongside the conference on the first day.  The excellent facilities of Hanbury Manor Hotel have been chosen as the venue and Headteachers are invited to attend for the two days, including accommodation and dinner, and Deputies and Senior Leaders are this year being invited to attend for the day on either or both of the two days.

The event will include top keynote presentations and it is hoped that around 20 education suppliers will take stands to complement the first day.

Delegates wishing to attend should please register below.  The cost per delegate is £299.00 inc VAT for a two-day Headteacher place and either £80.00 or £99.00 inc VAT for a one-day place for Headteachers, Deputies and Senior Leaders, depending on the day attended.   Other options are available and may be found on the registration page.

Companies wishing to take a stand should kindly contact us as soon as possible as space is limited and can only be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club, SG12 0SD

Event Speakers

Andria Zafirakou MBE

Andria Zafirakou MBE

Andria was born in north-west London to Greek-Cypriot parents and state-educated in Brent and Camden. She is an art and textiles teacher in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She is passionate about education and changing the lives of young people and underserved communities through creativity. She has worked her entire teaching career of 13 years at Alperton Community School and was promoted to Deputy Head of Art within a year of her arrival. She is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on staff professional development. Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools. Andria has also been named in the top ten of The Evening Standard's 1000 Londoners List. A list of the most influential people in London.
Ian Bauckham CBE

Ian Bauckham CBE

Ian has worked in education since graduating from Cambridge University. He led a modern languages department and a sixth form before becoming headteacher of a large comprehensive in Kent. The school was graded outstanding and is a Teaching School and SCITT. Ian was president of ASCL 2013-14. Ian now leads a MAT which includes free schools, is an Ofsted inspector and was a HTB member 2014-17. He chaired a review of Modern Languages in 2016, is a trustee of NFER, is a board member at Ofqual, and is a Department for Education advisor on RSE, modern languages and character education. He was awarded the CBE in 2017 for services to education.
John West-Burnham

John West-Burnham

Linzi Roberts-Egan - Deputy Chief Executive, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Linzi Roberts-Egan - Deputy Chief Executive, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Linzi has been in London and the South East since 1992, when on leaving university she became a teacher in Redbridge. She went on to become an Executive Headteacher leading a mainstream primary school and two Pupil Referral Units, one primary and one secondary, in Thurrock. Linzi returned to her roots in Merseyside in 2008 where she became Assistant Director in St. Helens Metropolitan Council before returning to London in 2010 to become Director of Children’s Services in Newham. She joined Waltham Forest at the end of 2013. Linzi is very proud to deliver community services and firmly believes that Local Government and its democratic processes are central to Britain’s standing and success. She is strongly committed to partnership working seeing effective resident engagement as the key to developing strong, resilient self-sustaining communities. Linzi is a lifelong Liverpool fan and has been through the highs and lows of their long history. She is married to a Manchester United fan which can make for very “entertaining” tea-time conversation. Music plays a big part in the Roberts-Egan family life with festivals featuring heavily, although camping is no longer part of the occasion! Her advice to anyone wishing to develop this sphere of work is to expect the unexpected and to hold their nerve when times become challenging, and they will reap the rewards.
Marc Rowland

Marc Rowland

Marc is currently working with the Jersey government on the introduction of a ‘Jersey Pupil Premium’. He is also the co-author of the Essex LA funded Pupil Premium self-evaluation toolkit and has worked with North Yorkshire, Essex, Sheffield, Hampshire, Suffolk, Swindon, Warwickshire LAs, and a number of high profile Multi Academy Trusts, on year-long projects to support better outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Marc has also worked with the Department for Education and over 300 individual schools to support them with their strategies to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. He has spoken to approximately 8,000 school leaders at conferences on Pupil Premium, from Northumberland to Cornwall. Over the past four years, Marc has worked with Rosendale on two major school-based research projects on Lesson Study and Metacognition and is now working as Pupil Premium Adviser for Unity Schools Partnership. The second edition of Marc’s award-winning book, ‘An Updated Practical Guide to the Pupil Premium’, was published in December 2015 (John Catt Educational). His latest book ‘Learning without Labels’ was also published by John Catt in March 2017. Marc has also contributed to a number of other publications, such as ‘Great Expectations’, edited by David Bartram OBE, and ‘Spotlight on Disadvantage’ from the National Governors Association. Marc is an education adviser to the Driftwood Association, a charitable association funding small scale projects in Nepal and was Director of Policy and Research for the National Education Trust from 2007 to 2017.
Mike Sheridan – HMI - Ofsted Regional Director, London

Mike Sheridan – HMI - Ofsted Regional Director, London

Mike Sheridan took up his post as Regional Director, London on 1 September 2015. Previously, Mike was a senior HMI and operational lead for the South East of England. Mike first joined Ofsted as a seconded head teacher in 2007 and then went on to be appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors in 2009. He is a qualified teacher and, prior to being employed by Ofsted, held several leadership roles. Most recently he was the head teacher of a federation of schools. Alongside headship, Mike has worked as a consultant and a trainer for heads and teachers. He has particular expertise in teaching and the impact leadership structures have on raising standards.
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Event Exhibitors

3P Learning
Art Projects for Schools
Cornerstones Education
ESP Play
Fun & Active Playgrounds
Haslers Accountants
IRIS Connect
National Education Group
New Era Education
Turn IT On
Twinkl Educational Publishing
Vision Teaching
WF Traded Services
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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