POSTPONED: New and Aspiring Heads Conference 2020

This event has been postponed until further notice.

22nd May 2020, London

This conference for new and aspiring senior leaders has been formulated by successful and experienced senior leaders from all sectors. It provides sound foundations, so you return to your school refreshed and equipped to develop your vision or plan your pathway to headship, as well as prioritise the daily demands of your new role. You will hear insights from practitioners and other experts, gain a picture of the changing educational landscape and consider ways to sustain your personal resilience throughout your career. There will be opportunities to network with other new school leaders and members of the NAHT team.

Who should attend?

New heads in the first two-years of headship, deputy and assistant heads, and those aspiring to leadership.

The conference is suitable for colleagues from early years, primary, secondary and special schools.


08:15 – 09:00:  Registration, exhibition viewing, networking and refreshments
09:00 – 09:15:  Conference welcome – Bernadette Hunter
09:15 – 10:15:  Keynote – Andy Cope – ‘Brilliance Leadership’ or ‘The leadership multiplier effect’
10:20 – 10:50:  Keynote – Simon Smith – More is More, a starting guide to headship
10:50 – 11:10:  Exhibition viewing, networking and refreshments
11:10 – 12:20:  Workshop 1
12:20 – 13:20:  Lunch, exhibition viewing networking and refreshments
13:20 – 14:40:  Workshop 2
14:40 – 15:00:  Exhibition viewing, networking and refreshments
15:00 – 15:30:  Keynote – Rae Snape – #OptimisticLeadership
15:30 – 16:00:  Keynote – Paul Whiteman – General Secretary, NAHT – Professional Community, always worth the investment
16:00: Conference close

Find out more and book your place

For full details of the New and Aspiring Leaders Conference, including workshop information, please visit the NAHT website.