Past Conference and Masterclass Testimonials

Past Conference and Masterclass Testimonials

Over the past year we have hosted a varied number of events. Find out what you have missed or learn more about the range of events that we offer for educational professionals.

South East Assessment Conference: Pathways to Progress

Thursday 13th September 2018 | Leatherhead, Surrey

"Probably the most effective assessment conference to date that I've attended."

"Excellent keynote speakers who both spoke about relevant issues schools face using practical examples which we could take back and apply in our schools."

"Excellent, very informative and lots to take away to share with colleagues, Thank you."

Annual Early Years Foundation Stage Conference: Growing Great Learners in EYFS 2018

Tuesday 26th June 2018 | Sandown, Esher

"I felt incredibly inspired after leaving the conference. The organisers were clearly experts in EYFS, meaning that the speakers they had selected were relevant, inspiring, engaging and helpful too."

"Great to listen to inspiring key speakers. Lots of ideas to take back to the classroom and share with colleagues."

"A really valuable day, which addressed very pertinent issues.  I thoroughly enjoyed all of it.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Conference

Friday 15th June 2018 | Leatherhead

"An outstanding day. Really so useful to have longstanding practice systematised and mainstreamed"

"I gained a great deal from this conference. The speakers presented us all with real life experiences and reflective opportunities"

"Really useful, with some inspiring speakers. Just what is needed to reinvigorate and to provide food for thought at this time of the academic year. Who would have thought that Contextual Safeguarding would have been so interesting!"

"Fantastic, entertaining and informative."

Academy Financial Leadership Conference: Improving School Business Performance

Wednesday 6th June 2018 | Leatherhead

"Good to get a wider perspective other then just finance i.e. Marketing and Income Generation"

"Some interesting topics and great networking opportunity"

"Speakers were all very interesting and inspiring. Lunch and refreshments were lovely"

Annual Employee Health and Wellbeing Conference

Thursday 10th May 2018 | High Ashurst, Dorking

"The conference was incredibly inspiring and it improved MY wellbeing, just to be there!"

"Jonathan was fantastic. His content and delivery was inspiring, not only was it useful for my staff well-being role but also my teaching. His videos were perfect for the start of the conference, I came away feeling positive and inspired"

"As a first for me, it more than delivered against my expectations. The networking opportunities were very valuable by themselves"

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Conference: From the School's Perspective

Monday 23rd April and Thursday 3rd May2018 | Leatherhead

"The conference was very informative and very helpful in providing practical tips that will enable schools to comply with the new regulation"

"Excellent, I left with a clear view of what we needed to do to be GDPR ready - thank you!"

"Amber Badley's knowledge of GDPR from a school's perspective and presenting skills were first class. Delegates were fully engaged throughout the day. Conference totally delivered what had been promised"
 

 

Annual SEND Conference

Thursday 15th March 2018 | Epsom

"Inspiring. Feel even more fired up to go and be the best champion ever for those children with additional needs"

"An excellant day, as always. Great talks and plenty of time for catching up with colleagues"

"An inspiring day full of brilliant information for both new and experienced SENCOs"

Leadership Masterclass with Andy Buck:
Making the Biggest Impact on Pupil Outcomes

Wednesday 7th March 2018 | Leatherhead

"Very inspiring and thought provoking; practical ideas that can be used immediately"

"The course was exactly what I needed. I found it inspirational and felt the activities truly enhanced the experience."

"Excellent key note speaker.  Strategies for difficult conversations was excellent - I used this immediately on return to school!"

Annual Primary Science Conference

Tuesday 6th February 2018 | Leatherhead

"Exciting, inspiring, useful - really keen to crack on with all these brilliant ideas"

"I really enjoyed the day and I left with a new lease of energy. I gained lots of ideas and was ready to go back to school and make some changes"

"The conference was informative and provided excellent opportunities for teachers attending good quality workshops and to network with colleagues"

Annual Primary NQT Conference: Fast forward to outstanding

Thursday 11th January 2018 | Leatherhead

"An inspiring day that gave me an opportunity to reflect on why I became a teacher and to review my vision for my classroom. It also gave me many strategies and resources that I can use to improve my classroom practice immediately." 

"It was highly informative, thought-provoking and engaging. The speakers were fantastic, experienced professionals who were able to relay their advice to all of us so well"

"The whole day was truly inspirational, especially the main speaker, Mr Lear. He has given me the drive and aspirations to ensure I become an outstanding teacher, not just for myself but mainly for inspiring the children I teach."

ICT Masterclass with Mr P: Raising Standards across the Curriculum

Wednesday 29th November 2017 | Leatherhead

"Left me buzzing to try everything shown, inspired me to be more creative and determined to implement ICT in classrooms across the school" 

"It was one of the most informative and inspiring courses that I have been to. Lots of demonstrations and activities which can be easily taken back into the classroom"

"A fantastic opportunity to network, be inspired and find out about amazing, free resources available online"

Educating HR Conference: Sustaining HR excellence in challenging times

Thursday 23rd November 2017 | Leatherhead

"It was an excellent, well thought through conference, with excellent speakers" 

"A very worthwhile event, particularly from a networking aspect"

"Gave me some new ideas and information, whilst re-enforcing my existing knowledge. Relevant and interesting topic/presentations"

No Nonsense Grammar Conference

Friday 10th November 2017 | Reading

"Superb and informative day that addressed the main areas/barriers to grammar teaching. Full of practical examples and text links" 

"A really inspiring day run by lovely people. Came away with some great ideas for the classroom. It was so lovely to go onto a course and come away with practical ideas and not just an endless amount of theory! Thank You!"

"Informative, creative, engaging and eye-opening"

South East Maths Conference: Maths in Action: Ready to Reason

Tuesday 17th October 2017 | Leatherhead

"The new venue was brilliant - very comfortable. The speakers were very inspirational and gave me real food for thought, in terms of why reasoning is important and how to include more within the curriculum" 

"Fantastic, relevant speakers who gave tangible advice which can be applied immediately into the classroom"

"Time to be inspired, time to reflect, time to immerse myself in a whole day of maths - a joy!!"

Mind the Gap Conference: Making best use of the Pupil Premium Grant

Tuesday 26th September 2017 | Leatherhead

"Very valuable information and brilliant speakers, who were able to provide great ideas about how to support disadvantaged children using evidence based research" 

"I was really impressed with the quality of the workshops and speakers. A good balance of inspirational and practical advice/ ideas"

"What a valuable day. I took away so many strategies and ideas. It really was very effective"

South East Assessment Conference

Friday 8th September 2017 | Epsom

"A valuable day which gave time to focus, thinking back on on-going assessment for learning strategies and principles" 

"An excellent conference with inspiring speakers. It really helped me to decide on what we need to work on in terms of formative assessment and classroom practice"

"Thought provoking insights into assessment from both a theoretical and practical point of view"

Annual Early Years Conference

Thursday 29th June 2017 | Esher

"It was enlightening, refreshing and has helped us to refocus our attention on the wellbeing and emotional support that our children will need in September as they transition. Its gotten us all fired up and ready to go!"

"Fantastic, thought provoking and inspirational day"

"Excellent day, really inspired by all the speakers, lots of practical ideas to take back to school and to use in the classroom. Thank you for an inspiring day" 

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Conference

Friday 16th June 2017 | Guildford

"A very worthwhile day. The speakers were inspiring and I left feeling so positive about the job that I already do and with ideas to pass onto colleagues"

"The conference was outstanding! The organisation was impeccable and all the stalls highly relevant and speakers inspiring"

"Very inspiring and engaging speakers. One of the best conferences that I have attended - full of practical ideas to take back to the classroom to share with colleagues" 

Academy Financial Leadership Conference

Wednesday 7th June 2017 | Guildford

"A good opportunity to network across schools exploring ideas in challenging times"

"A very valuable conference that targeted a number of relevant areas for Business Managers"

"The conference was informative and relevant. The length of each presentation was exactly right" 

Leadership Forum with Dominic Herrington

Friday 24th March 2017 | London

"Conference provided great food for thought and reflection opportunities. Good to consider leadership in a wider context"

"Useful range of speakers and the opportunitiy for questions"

Annual SEND Conference

Thursday 16th March 2017 | Epsom

"A great opportunity to meet with colleagues and to listen to informative, inspiring lectures. A great opportunity to speak to traders who offer useful products"

"The SEND conference always provides some thought-provoking sessions as well as excellent opportunities for networking with other schools"

"A really useful day. I have taken away a lot of new ideas to strengthen send provision in my school" 

Annual Primary English Conference: Red Hot Reading

Tuesday 14th March 2017 | Esher

"A great opportunity to look a bit deeper at how we can make reading more meaningful and exciting for the children. Excellant addition of research at the start"

"Very interesting & informative research presentation. Lots of practical classroom strategies for effective teaching of reading"

"Excellent presenters providing excellent support and information"

Annual Employee Health and Wellbeing Conference

Tuesday 7th March 2017 | Dorking

"Content incredibly useful for a setting embarking on a journey to improve work and the experience of work"

"Excellent event with good content and guest speakers"

"Very relevant and full of information that I can use to take back to school staff" 

Going for Greater Depth Conference

Thursday 26th January 2017 | Guildford

"So much excellant and useful information to take back to school. Can't wait to plan our pathway"

"Really though provoking and now I want to hit the ground running"

"A chance to challenge ideas of working in Greater Depth. Good opportunities to discuss and unpick what working in Greater Depth means" 

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