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.
David Kilgallon

David Kilgallon

David is the Director of Learning and System Leadership for Waltham Forest. His previous experiences include being a teacher for many years in schools in Greater Manchester, a Headteacher of both a mainstream secondary school and a school for pupils with SEMH. In addition, David has also worked as a Head of School Improvement in both Bolton and Hertfordshire. Supplementing this is David’s 10 years' experience as an Ofsted Inspector, qualifications in Process Consultancy and Counselling, and experience of leading Teachers CPD events in England, Sweden and the U.S.
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

John is an independent writer, teacher and consultant in education leadership with a particular interest in leadership learning and development and innovative approaches to learning in schools and communities. He has been a schoolteacher, teacher trainer, education officer and has held posts in six universities. John is the author or editor of 30 books including Understanding Leadership and Leadership for Tomorrow. and he has worked in 27 countries. He is an honorary professor at the University of Worcester and visiting professor at the University of Suffolk. www.johnwest-burnham.co.uk
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 Chartered Accountants
IRIS Connect
J and C Education
National Education Group
New Era Technology
Turn IT On
Twinkl Educational Publishing
Vision Teaching
WF Traded Services
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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