In recent years, the education conference landscape has changed dramatically. There are still the same traditional conferences knocking about the place but they are being eclipsed by a grass roots movement of pedagogy platforms. Teachers are doing it for themselves. What’s more, they’re doing it at weekends and they’re loving it.
I’ve been to my fair share of these and I’ve always left feeling the same things:
- Teachers are cool!
- Teaching is exciting!
- Why does everyone hate SLT?
In my opinion it’s time for leaders to get in on the action and start a revolution of their own.
And, it was with this thought in mind that I jumped at the chance to be involved in a new education conference for the South West. At the moment, it has a date, Saturday 1st July 2017, but no name: #ConferenceWithNoName.
I am determined that, as well as being an incredible day of pedagogical wonder, it will be an opportunity for everyday leaders to have their say too.
I’m looking for leaders who are passionate about education and who unite teachers through their leadership.
- Leaders who unify.
- Leaders who strengthen.
- Leaders who inspire whilst keeping it real.
- Leaders who understand.
- Leaders who care beyond ofsted and themselves.
If you think you could talk for about an hour, on an element of your leadership, and after that hour people would leave thinking:
- Leaders can be cool!
- Leading can be exciting!
- Who knew you could love SLT?
Then I want to hear from you.
I can’t promise you money. I can’t promise you fame or fortune. But I can promise you a firm handshake and a roomful of people who will be interested and a free drink if it all goes wrong.
If you fancy inspiring the next generation of school leaders, or just want to show people that leadership is a force for good, then please get in touch.
Leave me a comment under this post stating the area of leadership you would be interested in talking about and a way of contacting you (Twitter handle or email) and I will get back to you.
Thanks for reading.