Further speakers announced for Primary and Early Years leadership conference

The most prestigious gathering of education speakers for the annual Primary & Early Years Leadership Conference has been announced.

Over two days (16 – 17 November) delegates at the conference – now in its sixth year – will hear from eight headline speakers including the highly sought-after and respected education commentator and author Sir John Jones; Colin Diamond CBE, Corporate Director of Children and Young People at Birmingham City Council; Dame Kathy August, Independent Development Advisor, as well as keynote speaker, Associate of Independent Thinking Limited, David Cameron.

Other headline speakers include Nina Jackson, Associate of Independent Thinking Limited; James Nottingham, Educational Leader and founding director of Challenging Learning; Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards at the Institute of Leadership and Management and Maggi Rose, Senior Facilitator and Project Lead at Mental Health at Work.

Those already registered for the S4E 2017 Primary & Early Years Leadership Conference at Hinckley, Leicestershire, include head teachers, principals, vice-principals, heads of school, deputy head teachers, assistant head teachers, governors and a number of teachers with lead responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Assessment.

The Primary & Early Years Leadership Conference is organised by not-for-profit charity Services for Education and provides an excellent opportunity for personal development and CPD.

“This will be our most notable conference to date and we are delighted with the impressive range of speakers that we have attracted,” said Andrew Cooper, Head of School Support Service at Services for Education.

“As a two day event, it gives senior leadership teams an opportunity to learn from some of the country’s leading educationalists, reflect on how their views can be utilised in their schools – and exchange best practice with their peers from around the country.”

For more information or to book a place, click here or email conference@servicesforeducation.co.uk


Commando Joe’s comes to Brum!

Commando Joe

Services for Education are delighted to be partnering with Commando Joe’s to help bring their highly successful and effective programme to primary schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Commando Joe’s was formed in 2009 and since then has worked with over 1000 schools across the country to build the resilience of pupils through programmes of life skills and character education. A 2015 evaluation report by Swansea University found that the Commando Joe’s intervention as a whole-school strategy enhanced educational and behavioural outcomes.

To enable more schools to benefit from the CJ approaches, a school-led package has been introduced providing a toolkit to support and promote SMSC , British values, health and wellbeing, teamwork and leadership, PSHE and even holiday clubs.

The goal is to engage even the most reluctant learners, so all of the packages include a Top Secret box packed with cross-curricular resources, amazing video hooks for every module, homework sheets and curriculum overviews for teachers and other staff to deliver as part of school curriculum or in lunchtime/after-school clubs, and an innovative online pupil tracker to help pupils mark and celebrate their achievements.

For those schools which sign up to the Essential or Team packages, an Elite Commando will visit your school to train and support staff to effectively implement the programme to best suit you needs.

Leaving no child left behind, Commando Joe inspires pupils to rise to the challenge, strive for excellence and develop resilience, empathy and passion for learning.

Come and find out more at our free briefing session on November 30th at Holt Court.

Click here here to book your place.

Find out more at www.commandojoes.co.uk