(36) HMC Deputy Heads' Conference, (Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff, 10-12 June 2018)

Description

 

This conference aims to:

Focus on the key issues for HMC Deputy Heads, and provide an opportunity to network and share good practice.

This conference is for:  

Deputy Heads in HMC and other independent schools.

Conference programme:

Sun 10 June:

2.30pm – 3.50pm

 Arrival and registration in the conference lobby

 Refreshments among the exhibitors in the Calon 2 Suite

3.50 – 4.00

 Welcome and Introduction in the Calon 1 Suite

 Sarah Humphrey, Kingston Grammar School

 Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional Development

4.00 – 5.00

 Session 1: ‘State of the Nation’ speech

 Chris King, Headmaster and CEO, Leicester Grammar School, and Chairman of HMC 2017-18

 Chair:   Sarah Humphrey, Deputy Head, Kingston Grammar School

5.00 – 5.30

 Tea among the exhibitors in the Calon 2 Suite

5.30 – 6.30

 Session 2: Sharing good practice 

 Short presentations by five delegates followed by questions and discussion

 Chair: Adrian Petty, St Edmund’s College  

6.30 – 7.30

 Free time

7.30 – 8.00

 Drinks for new Deputy Heads in the second floor foyer

7.30 – 8.00

 Drinks for delegates

 In the hotel bar on the first floor

8.00 onwards

 Conference Dinner in the Caernarfon Suite on the first floor

 Smart casual dress please

Monday 11 June

7.00 – 9.00

 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant on the first floor

8.30 am

 Exhibition opens

9.00 – 10.00

 Session 3: Business Meeting (1)

 Groups (please see your pack for the group you requested to join):

  1. Predominantly boarding/full boarding
  2.   
  3. Mixed day/boarding: group 1
  4.   
  5. Mixed day/boarding: group 2
  6.   
  7. Single-sex day schools
  8.   
  9. Co-ed day schools

 Each group will cover two topics in session 3, the names of which are to be confirmed

10.10 – 10.15

 Move to the next session

10.15 – 11.15

 Session 4: Workshops (1)

  1. Building rapport with parents: Clare Thomas
  2. Inspection: Durell Barnes, RSAcademics
  3. Interviewing and recruiting staff: Meg Harrington
  4. Trends and strategies in sport in independent schools: speaker to be confirmed
  5. Preparing for Headship: Ian Power, Membership Secretary, HMC

11:15 – 11:45

 Coffee among the exhibitors in the Calon 2 Suite

11:45 – 12:45

 Session 5:  Workshops (2)

 As above in session 4

12:45 – 1:45

 Lunch among the exhibitors in the Calon 2 Suite

1:45 – 2:45

 Session 6: Business Meeting (2)

 Groups (please see your pack for the group you requested to join):

      
  1. Predominantly boarding/full boarding
  2.   
  3. Mixed day/boarding: group 1
  4.   
  5. Mixed day/boarding: group 2
  6.   
  7. Single-sex day schools
  8.   
  9. Co-ed day schools

 Each group will cover two topics in session 6, topics to be confirmed:

2:45 – 3:15

 Tea

3:15 – 4:15

 Session 7: Neuroscience and the teenage brain - Dr Bettina Hohnen

4:00 – 7:00

 Free time in Cardiff

 Delegates are also welcome to use the hotel gym, swimming pool and spa

7.00 – 7:30

 Drinks Reception among the exhibitors in the Calon 2 Suite

7:30

 Conference dinner

 In the Caernarfon Suite on the first floor

 Business dress please

 After dinner speaker: Annamarie Phelps CBE, Vice Chair, British Olympic Association

 Wine for the conference dinner is kindly sponsored by iSAMS 

Tuesday 12 June

7.00 – 9.00

 

 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant on the first floor

8.30

 Exhibition opens

9.00 – 10.30

 Session   8: Sustainability and the future of the independent sector

 Speakers:

 -          Tim Baines, Baines Cutler Solutions

 -          Mungo Dunnett, Mungo Dunnett  Associates

10.30 – 11.00

 Coffee and check-out and final opportunity to visit the exhibition

11.00 – 12.30

 Session 9a:  Legal Case Studies: England (in the Calon   1 Suite)

 David Snashall, ASCL


 Session 9b:
Education  Law: Scotland (in the Caerphilly Room (2nd floor)

 Iain Nisbet, Education Law Consultant

12.30

 Final remarks, lunch or optional packed lunch and depart

 Sarah Humphrey, Kingston Grammar School

 Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional Development