(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
3.40 - 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

  • Ed Swanwick, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Clifton College
  • Other delegate names to be confirmed

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 (please see your joining instructions for the group you requested to join and the questions submitted for discussion):

  1. Predominantly boarding/full boarding (In the XXX room)
  2. Mixed day/boarding: group 1 (In the XXX room)
  3. Mixed day/boarding: group 2 (In the XXX room)
  4. Single-sex day schools (In the XXX room)
  5. Co-ed day schools (In the xxx room)

Each group will cover two topics in session 3:

  • Delivering a programme of trips and co-curricular activities: Planning for the future in the context of financial pressures facing schools.
  • What is the school’s role in supporting families? What are the boundaries; examples of best practice; working with outside agencies.  To include dealing with drugs, illegal substances, alcohol and testing.

10.30 – 10.35

Move to the next session

10.35 – 11.35

Session 4: Breakout sessions (1)

1.      Understanding and motivating staff:
         Mike Buchanan, HMC
2.      Preparing for Headship: speaker Alex Wilson, Headmistress, Hull Collegiate School
3.      Developments in HE and university admissions UK and abroad: Speaker to be confirmed
4.      Supporting bereaved children: Fergus Crow, CEO, Winston’s Wish
5.      International pupil recruitment: John Williamson, Linden Educational Services
6.      Inspection-readiness: Hilary Moriarty

11:35 – 12:00

Coffee among the exhibitors in the Oak Room

12:00 – 1:00

Session 5:  Breakout sessions (2)

  1. As above

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch among the exhibitors in the Oak Room


2:00 – 3:00

Session 6: Business Meeting (2)

(please see your joining instructions for the group you requested to join and the questions submitted for discussion):

  1. Predominantly boarding/full boarding (In the xxx room)
  2. Mixed day/boarding: group 1 (In the xxx room)
  3. Mixed day/boarding: group 2 (In the xxx room)
  4. Single-sex day schools (In the xxx room)
  5. Co-ed day schools (In the xxx)

Each group will cover two topics in session 6:

  • Staff wellbeing
  • Professional development and learning: What are we doing to develop teachers?

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 demonstration sessions led 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 – ‘Staying sane in an insane world’

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  

Chair: Sarah Humphrey, Kingston Grammar School

10.00 – 10.45

Session 10: Keynote address -  The Rt Hon. The Baroness Morris of Yardley

Chair: Lara Pechard, Norwich School

 

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  

Chair: Adam Reid

Session 10b: Education Law: Scotland

 

Iain Nisbet, Education Law Consultant  

Chair: Geoff Daniel

12.30

Final remarks, lunch or optional packed lunch and depart

Sarah Humphrey, Kingston Grammar School

Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional Development