7th Annual Conference 7th Annual Conference

7th Annual Conference, 26th and 27th January 2017

Date | 26th and 27th January 2017
Venue | Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London
Bookings | Click here to book your place online.

Social | @WholeEducation #GreatSchools


Whole Education’s 7th Annual Conference offers practical solutions and wider perspectives on how school leaders can use creative approaches to grow great schools. At a time when schools have to manage shrinking resources, it will demonstrate how thinking differently about curriculum, assessment and pedagogy can create opportunities out of challenges.



Day 1 | Doing things differently to achieve more with less
10:00 - 17:00 (Registration from 9:00)
Keynotes and panel debates with leading education experts, combined with breakout contributions from school leaders, will introduce perspectives and practical solutions for achieving more with less and embedding an entitlement to a whole education for all.

Key contributors:

+ Prof Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education
+ Prof Sir Tim Brighouse
+ Prof Jonothan Neelands, Associate Dean of Creativity, Warwick Business School
+ Sir John Dunford, former Pupil Premium Champion
+ Baroness Estelle Morris, former Education Secretary
+ Ann Mroz, Editor and Digital Publishing Director, TES

+ Plus contributions from leaders, staff and students from primary and secondary schools



Dinner | with keynote on 'Impossible is just an Opinion: Leadership Lessons from the Ends of the Earth'
18:00 - 21:30

We are delighted that Ben Saunders, Polar Explorer and Endurance Athlete, will be inspiring dinner guests with his lessons in leadership in our pre-dinner talk.



Day 2 | Unleashing professional capital through uplifting leadership
09:00 - 15:00 (Registration from 08:00)
Led and facilitated by Professor Andy Hargreaves, the day will explore themes of leadership and teaching, with a focus on unlocking professional capital, leading from the middle and collaborating effectively to improve pupils’ experience and outcomes.

Key contributors:
+ Facilitated by Professor Andy Hargreaves
+ Keynote from Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner


Conference tickets (standard):

One day ticket | £345 - early bird rate £295
Two day ticket | £595 - early bird rate £495
Dinner | £75
WE member discount:
One day ticket | £295 - early bird rate £245
Two day ticket  | £495 - early bird rate £395
Dinner | £49

Prices exclude VAT and are subject to a booking fee. Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more. Please contact events@wholeeducation.org for more information. The discounted Earlybird rate is available until 23:30 on Monday 28th November.


Growing Great Schools conference flyer

Growing Great Schools conference programme


Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen St
London WC2B 5DA

0207 250 8054