(35) Deputy Heads' Conference (The Principal Hotel, York, 9-11 June 2019)

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

Description

This conference is for:  

Deputy Heads in HMC and other independent schools.

This conference fee includes:

Accommodation, all meals, refreshments, and course materials throughout the conference.

Conference programme:

Sunday 9 June:

2.30pm – 3.50pm

 

Arrival and registration in the conference lobby

Refreshments among the exhibitors in the Oak Room

3.50 – 4.00

Welcome and Introduction in the Events Centre

Sarah Humphrey, Kingston Grammar School

Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional Development

 

 

4.00 – 5.00

Session 1: ‘State of the Nation’ speech

Mike Buchanan, Executive Director, HMC


Chair: Sarah Humphrey, Deputy Head, Kingston Grammar School

 

5.00 – 5.30

Tea among the exhibitors in the Oak Room

5.30 – 6.30

Session 2: Sharing good practice 

Short presentations by five delegates followed by questions and discussion.  Please could delegates who wish to contribute to this session email Melanie Horsburgh at pd@hmc.org.uk.

Chair: Adrian Petty, St Edmund’s College

6.30 – 7.30

Free time

7.30 – 8.00

Drinks for new Deputy Heads in the Garden Room

7.30 – 8.00

Drinks for delegates

In the hotel bar

8.00 onwards

Dinner in the Events Centre

Smart-casual dress please

Monday 10 June

7.00 – 9.00

 

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

8.30 am

Exhibition opens

9.00 – 10.30

Session 3: Business Meeting (1)

Groups:

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

Discussion topics to be confirmed

10.30 – 10.35

Move to the next session

10.35 – 11.35

Session 4: Breakout sessions (1)

  1. 1.      Understanding and motivating staff:
    Speaker: Mike Buchanan, HMC
  2. 2.      Preparing for Headship: speaker Alex Wilson, Headmistress, Hull Collegiate School
  3. 3.      Effective working practices: Speaker to be confirmed
  4. 4.      Supporting bereaved children: Winston’s Wish, speaker name to be confirmed
  5. 5.      International pupil recruitment: John Williamson, Linden Educational Services

 

11:35 – 12:00

Coffee among the exhibitors in the Oak Room

12:00 – 1:00

Session 5:  Breakout sessions (2)

As above

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch among the exhibitors in the Oak Room

   
   

2:00 – 3:00

Session 6: Business Meeting (2)

Groups:

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

Discussion topics to be confirmed

3:00 – 3:20

Tea

3:20 – 4:20

Session 7: Creating Wellbeing throughout Independent Schools

Lucy Elphinstone, Headmistress, Francis Holland School  

Chair: Adrian Petty

4:20

Optional demo sessions by exhibitors

4:20 – 7:00

Free time in York

Delegates may use the hotel gym, swimming pool and spa

7.00 – 7:30

Drinks Reception among the exhibitors in the Oak Room

7:30

Conference dinner

In the Events Centre. Business dress please.

After dinner speaker: Jeremy Thomas

Introduced by Anna Peak

  Wine for the conference dinner is kindly sponsored by iSAMS

Tuesday 11 June

7.00 – 9.00

 

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

8.30

Exhibition opens

9.00 – 10.00

Session 9: The economy

Speaker: Professor Joe Nellis, Professor of Global Economy, Cranfield University  

 

10.00 – 10.45

Session 10: The political environment (precise title to be confirmed)

The Rt Hon. The Baroness Morris of Yardley

 

10.45 – 11.15

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

11.15 – 12.30

Session 10a:  Legal Case Studies: England (in the Events Centre)

David Snashall, Employment Law Consultant

Session 10b: Education Law: Scotland

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