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Our Kids Can

The 2021 Scottish Leadership Conference

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh - Monday 1st March 2021



From 08:45: Arrival, registration, coffee and welcome from David Cameron, chair for the event

09:15 -10:30: Brave Leadership - Dave Harris

Dave will use research from his books Brave Heads and Leadership Dialogues I and II to promote thinking, discussion and a vision for change leadership in your school. With follow-up discussions.

10:30 - 11:15: Delivering success through a positive culture - experiences from the sharp end - Iain White

Iain will share strategies he used to develop a positive, can-do culture in both his schools and the improvements that ensued - in attendance figures, destination statistics, examination results and school ethos.

11:15 - 11:30: Break

11:30 - 11:55: Follow-up discussions from previous session

11:55 - 12:40: Building a school community - food, families, fun and friendships - Nancy Clunie

Drawing on her wisdom and experience, Nancy will ask delegates to reflect on their own practice to achieve improvement that is holistic, sustainable and community-driven.

12:40 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 13:55: Follow-up discussions from previous session

13:55 - 14:40: Panel discussion and delegate questions with Nancy Clunie, Iain White and Dave Harris chaired by David Cameron

14:40 - 16:00: The Breakable Plates - David Cameron 

What do we all need to do more of - and less of - to move things forward for 'our kids'? Challenging and inspiring insights from one of UK education's top speakers. Follow-up discussions and summing up of the key takeaways from the day.

16:00: End of Day

This unique event promises to be challenging and inspiring in equal measure with so many practical ideas and insights for Scottish school leaders from all parts of the country.

Click here to save your place now or call our conference partners, Iain White Creative Leadership, on 07533 112242.

Spaces are limited so we recommend booking soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in May. 

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