West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference 2017
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WELCOME to #WMschoolled17
The Conference, launched in 2015, is now the most anticipated West Midlands school leaders event of the year, attracting growing regional audiences and tackling the issues surrounding the school leadership system. 
The 2017 Conference will continue to focus on the progress of the school led system and its sustainable development across the West Midlands with the ultimate aim of 'joining up the dots' , answering those relevant questions and ensuring all young people have improved life chances. 
Furthermore, the conference aims to strengthen networks in the 6 West Midlands sub-regional groups and act as the perfect opportunity for attendees to develop more local, relevant approaches. 

Registration FEES
Schools with OVER 150 pupils
Early Bird: £145 [valid until March 27th]
Standard: £195 [from March 28th until event day]
Schools with UNDER 150 pupils
£125 [valid until conference day]
Group discount
If you book 3 or more delegates from the same school, a 15% discount applies. 

About #WMschoolled16
What the delegates had to say about the 2016 Conference:
"Very high quality speakers"  Colette Hatton, Tudor Grange Academy
"Mary Rhodes held the programme together really well"  Colette Hatton, Tudor Grange Academy
"David Carter was excellent. Good opportunities to network. Well organised. Lunch was excellent."  BTSA 
"Sir David Carter was very impressive and gave an excellent presentation." Greet TSA 
"Mary Rhodes - accomplished and professional. Entertainment superb."  Greet and Conway Primary School Federation
"Sr David Carter - clear focus for the future. Ben Humphrey also very good. Drop in clinics worked. Good range of speakers."  Joy-anna Dawson, Wilson Stuart
"The whole morning session was excellent."  The Howard Primary School
"Fantastic to hear from Sir David - rousing, can’t wait to get started!"  Emma Collins, Tudor Grange 
"Pupil premium workshop was excellent with clear ideas that are transferable. Performers. Networking. Great venue, speakers, food."  CPTSA
"Well organised, time to network, variety of sessions."  Sandra Mitchell, Seabridge Primary
"Excellent day - broad range of speakers and workshops."  Hempstalls Primary School
"Refreshing to hear David discuss the realities of current education. Panel discussions also interesting."  Lisa Wainwright, Hillside Primary School
"High quality speakers, relevant content."  Kelvin Daley, Hales Valley Teaching School
"Our region in focus gave an excellent overview of the current landscape in the West Midlands."  Colette Hatton, Tudor Grange Academy
"Loved the set-up of the day, panels, interactive voting, workshops, clinics."  Joanne Sheen, Harvills 
Hawthorn Primary
"Very well organised and slick. Mary Rhodes excellent and bringing whole thing together. Dee spoke very confidently with real passion."  Greet TSA
"Thank you for organising the day. Relevant material and excellent speakers."  Greet and Conway 
Primary School Federation. 
"Mary Rhodes - excellent. Smooth organisation. Jazz band. Opportunity to reflect with colleagues. Hospitality of staff and organisers. Lunch excellent."  Holy Oakes Field First School
"Enjoyable conference. Lots of opportunity for discussion and making connections. Panels and most of the talks really good."  Tudor Grange Academy
"Useful day to bring professionals together. Presenters brought context and brought policy to life."  St Francis Xavier
"A very enjoyable professional event. Up to date information on current issues in education. Very varied agenda."  CPTSA 

"Very interesting day, thank you. Improved conference on last year."  Kelvin Daley, Hales Valley Teaching School     
18th of May 2016 saw the return of the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference to the Chateau Impney Hotel & Exhibition Centre for its second edition: Through the Looking Glass – The School Led System in Focus. 
Mary Rhodes, BBC Midlands Today presenter, hosted the over 200 attendees in the Regent Centre and navigated the diverse full day programme which included a welcome from Richard Gill, West Midlands Representative on the Teaching Schools Council, a keynote address from Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, expert panel discussions, various live voting sessions, record-setting Yachtswoman Dee Caffari as the inspirational speaker and a closing presentation from Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Surprise performances from Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra and Academy Theatre Arts Worcester kick-started the morning and afternoon sessions with attendees enjoying the music of a clarinet quartet during lunch. Featuring an updated format, the conference introduced expert led workshops on three relevant subjects and a number of peer2peer expertise-sharing clinics. The conference attracted commercial support from 8 headline sponsors in addition to 18 exhibitors.


Opening Doors & Venues
OD&V is an independent conference and event management company with over 16 years’ experience in the production, management and delivery of events of all shapes and sizes. Based on the North Worcestershire border, OD&V has been selected to organise the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference for the past 2 years, from 2015 onwards.
As the #WMschoolled17 event team, Rose Padmore and Madalina Marincas are pleased to help you with all event related queries at any time.
Phone 01562 731 788

NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best headteachers. NCTL is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.
The Teaching Schools Council (TSC) is a body representing all Teaching Schools and working with System Leaders across England promoting an inclusive school-led system. In a self-improving system, our role includes inspiring, encouraging and supporting.
Representing Teaching Schools and their alliances in the West Midlands. Working together for a truly inclusive school-led systemThe TSC West Midlands Representative is Richard Gill, CEO of Arthur Terry Learning Partnership in Sutton Coldfield
School Direct teacher training across the wider West Midlands.
The Arthur Terry School is consistently the highest performing comprehensive school in the Birmingham. It is Cohort 1 Teaching School and as such has contributed extensively to the development of the system. In 2014 Michael Gove listed Arthur Terry alongside such educational organisations as Oxford and Cambridge Universities as world class institutions. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do with the moral imperative of improving life chances for all.
Barr Beacon School based in Walsall has recently been recognised as an Outstanding school and gained Teaching School status. A traditional school, where values of discipline, courtesy and good manners underpin the drive for academic success, Barr Beacon aims to achieve the very best results from every single pupil and prepare them for the world of work.
Based in Birmingham, Bournville Junior School Teaching School Alliance is committed to excellence in educational development. Our Teaching School Alliance currently consists of 19 schools and two Higher Education Institutions, we are developing rapidly as we bring in new partners to the Alliance.
BTSA is committed to improving educational outcomes for children and young people wherever we can. Our mission is to collaborate with other organisations and work with educational professionals to develop the best trained and supported workforce possible. By “Releasing Potential” within our staff, at each stage of their professional careers, we aim to provide an excellent all round education to the children in our care.
The Priory School was awarded Teaching School status from September 2012. We firmly believe that we are ‘stronger together’ and that partnership and collaboration between practicing teachers in different schools is the only way to continually develop and improve teaching and learning for the benefit of students, parents and the communities in which we work.
South Bromsgrove High is leading provider of professional development for teaching professionals across Worcestershire and the West Midlands. As an ‘outstanding’ school, we deliver high quality support, training and CPD for teachers in every stage of their careers from initial teaching training through to identifying and developing future school leaders.
Tudor Grange Academy Solihull was awarded Teaching School status in 2012. We provide high quality bespoke training to schools around the West Midlands. This includes primary schools from the Birmingham Diocese in addition to another 35 primary schools that belong to the primary school alliance. Specific, tailored school to school support is provided for both primary and secondary schools that require improvement.




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