There is Another Way

An Independent Thinking Big Conference


Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, Nottinghamshire

17th March 2017


If you like things the way they've always been then this is not the conference for you 

If, however, you believe in challenge, change and innovation with children at the heart of it all,  then this Big Conference will inspire you to find that 'other way' you have always known is there. With uplifting keynotes and practical workshops from top practitioners in their field, this is a day for everyone passionate about raising standards, bringing out the best in their schools - and doing it the right way.  

Our Big Conferences combine a unique mix of of inspiring Associates and passionate delegates, keynotes, workshops and one-to-one opportunities. At this one, you'll meet more than twenty of our Associates and hang out with some amazing fellow educators from across the country - it's the kind of opportunity that doesn't come up often!

Click here for a pdf of the full exciting programme.

The cost of the conference is just £149 (+VAT) per delegate, and then only £129 (+VAT) for each colleague you want to bring along from your school. 


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With keynotes from: 


Dr Neil and Jane Hawkes

Dr Neil and Jane Hawkes will share their worldwide experience demonstrating the transformative power of Values -based Education. They will inspire educators to join the 'Quiet Revolution', creating a positive school culture that takes the lid off each child's potential.



Beere Jackie

Jackie Beere OBE

The way we think has a massive impact on our effectiveness as a teacher and the progress our students make. Jackie will introduce the practical implications of Carol Dweck's powerful 'Growth Mindset' research and show how it influences relationships, resilience and results.



Roberts Hywel


Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts will lead you in how to harness the power of 'Imagineering' to set your curriculum free. This session introduces a creative and engaging approach to questioning and narrative in the classroom.

Mcfall Matthew

 Dr Matthew McFall

Join educationalist, trickster and puzzle-warrior Dr Matthew McFall on a tour of his weird and wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities. Expect a cornucopia of unusual schemes to take back to your school...!


Plus workshops given by: 

Lisa Jane Ashes

Phil Beadle

John Beasley

David Cameron

Mark Creasy

Stephanie Davies

Mark Finnis

Dr David George

Martin Illingworth

Nina Jackson

Dave Keeling

Gill Kelly

Roy Leighton

Louise Riley

Will Ryan


Click here for a handy pdf flier with all the details you need and click here to book your place now.

We look forward to seeing you there.