(30) Deputy Heads' Conference (Norton Park Hotel, Nr Winchester, 7-9 June 2020)

This conference aims to: Focus on the key issues for HMC Deputy Heads and provide an opportunity to network and share good practice.

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:  

Senior Deputy Heads and Deputy Heads with pastoral responsibilities in HMC and other independent schools.

This conference fee includes:

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

Conference theme: Deputy Heads as leaders and managers

Conference programme:

Sunday 7 June:

15.00 – 15.30

 

Arrival and registration in the hotel lobby

Refreshments among the exhibitors in the Norton Suite Foyer

15.30 –15.40

Welcome and Introduction in the Norton Suite

Stefan Horsman, Deputy Head, Robert Gordon’s College

Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional Development

15.40 – 16.40

Session 1: ‘State of the Nation’ speech

Speaker: Mike Buchanan, Executive Director, HMC

Chair: Stefan Horsman, Robert Gordon’s College

16.40 – 17.00

Tea among the exhibitors in the Norton Suite Foyer

17.00 – 18.00

 Session 2: Sharing recent experiences and ideas 

Short presentations by delegates followed by questions and discussion. Delegates wishing to contribute to this session are invited to send a summary of their contribution to HMCPD at pd@hmc.org.uk.

18.00 – 19.00

Free time

19.00 – 19.30

Drinks for new Deputy Heads in the Manor House walled garden (weather permitting)

19.00 – 19.30

Drinks for delegates

In the hotel bar

19.30

Dinner in the Norton Suite

Smart-casual dress please

Monday 8 June

07.00 – 09.00

 

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

08.30

Exhibition opens in the Norton Suite Foyer

09.00 – 10.00

Session 3: Critical incident planning and management

Speaker: Peter Power, crisis management specialist

Chair: Richard Dain, Godolphin School

10.00 – 10.10

Move to the next session

10.10 – 11.10

Session 3: Business Meeting (1)

Delegates will be given the opportunity to discuss various topical issues in this breakout session, details of which will be provided beforehand.

11.10 – 11.40

Coffee among the exhibitors in the Norton Suite Foyer

11.40 – 12.40

Session 4: Workshops (1)

  1. 1.      Running a staff disciplinary process or investigation
    David Snashall
  2. 2.      Understanding School Finances
    Nick Grenfell-Marten
  3. 3.      Managing Difficult Conversations
    Meg Harrington
  4. 4.      Applying for and making the transition to Headship
    Speaker to be confirmed
  5. 5.      International student recruitment: Leading your team into trending and emerging global markets
    John Williamson,
    Linden Educational Services

12.40 – 13.30

Lunch among the exhibitors in the Norton Suite Foyer

13:30 – 14.30

Session 5:  Workshops (2)

  1. Running a staff disciplinary process or investigation
    David Snashall
  2. Understanding School Finances
    Nick Grenfell-Marten
  3. Managing Difficult Conversations
    Meg Harrington
  4. Breakout for new Deputy Heads – establishing yourself in the role
    Speaker to be confirmed
  5. Applying for and making the transition to Headship
    Speaker to be confirmed
   
   

14.30 – 14.40

Move to the next session


14.40 – 15.40

Session 6: Business Meeting (2)

Delegates will be given the opportunity to discuss topical issues in this breakout session, details of which will be provided beforehand.

15.40 – 16.10

Tea among the exhibitors in the Norton Suite Foyer

16.10 – 17.10

Session 7:Performing in high-pressure environments

Speaker: Tom Williams, Founder, TMW Development

Chair: Ed Swanwick, Clifton College

17.10 – 19:00

Free time and/or optional demonstration sessions by exhibitors

Delegates may also use the hotel gym, swimming pool and spa

19.00 – 19:30

Drinks Reception among the exhibitors in the Norton Suite Foyer

19.30

Conference dinner

Business dress please.

After dinner speaker: Geoff Daniel, Dollar Academy

Tuesday 9 June

07.00 – 09.00

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant

08.30

Exhibition opens

09.00 – 10.30

Session 8: Keynote – leadership principles and practice

Diana Osagie, Director, Courageous Leadership Consultancy

Second speaker to be confirmed

10.30 – 10.50

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

10.50 – 11.40

Session 9: Panel session – partnerships, outreach and public benefit

Speakers to be confirmed

11.40 – 12.50

Session 10a:  Legal Case Studies: England (in the Norton Suite)

David Snashall

Session 10b: Education Law: Scotland

 

 

Iain Nisbet, Education Law Consultant  

12.50

Final remarks, lunch or optional packed lunch and depart

Stefan Horsman, Robert Gordon’s College

Melanie Horsburgh, Director of HMC Professional Development

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