Annual Conference 2021

We are pleased to announce the details for our 2021 Annual Conference

Proudly sponsored by LYFTA 


Annual Conference click here to book 

Please note all cancellations of tickets will unfortunately incur the full cost of the ticket booked as all bookings have now all been paid for. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Norwich City Football Ground on 14th and 15th October 2021 to reconnect with peers, hear from inspirational and insightful speakers and leave with a renewed sense of purpose and drive. 

This year's key note speakers are Diana Osagie, James Heale, Andy Wood and Laura McInerney

Diana Osagie - Leader, Trainer, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker.


Diana has over 20 years' experience in the education sector, including 6 years as a successful headteacher in a London secondary school; Diana works at the cutting edge of leadership development and has substantial success in developing school wide models that strategically enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum and can couple sound strategic vision whilst giving clear operational direction. 

Diana's website

James Heale - Leadership expert and coach


James Heale is a leadership expert with a track record of success at providing one-to-one executive coaching and personalised leadership development programmes to ambitious individuals and organisations. Following six, successful years as Headteacher of Vyners School and Executive Headteacher of the Vanguard Learning Trust in West London, he now serves as Director of Leadership and Development for Tower Hamlets Education Partnership and is also Strategic Lead for the School of PiXL leadership.

James' website

Andy Wood CEO of Adnams


CEO, NED and Educator with a history of working in food & drink, financial services, retail and HE sectors. A business development professional, skilled in Negotiation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Planning, Sustainable Business and Public/Private Partnerships. A believer in business being a force for good and responsible capitalism. Passionate about building brands and developing progressive organisational cultures.

Laura McInerney - Journalist, Teacher, Author, Speaker, App creator


Laura McInerney is a columnist for the Guardian and the former editor of Schools Week. She co-founded Teacher Tapp, the successful daily survey app answered by 8,000 teachers’ live. She was also once taken to court by Michael Gove for asking difficult questions!

Laura's website

As well as our amazing key note speakers we also have an inspiring line up of workshops for you to chose from each day, details of the full programme can be found below:

Workshop 1 Developing high-performing senior and middle leadership teams with James Heale 

Workshop 2 The revised Ofsted framework: Implications for your school with Victoria Groom and Sue Smith 

Workshop 3 Understanding your Teachers’ Pension Scheme and Pension Age Discrimination Redress with Wesleyan

Workshop 4 The Conquering of Fear with Diana Osagie  

Workshop 5 Using reflection within joint agency supervision to improve outcomes with Rob Cole 

Workshop 6 Diversity, equity and inclusion; why make it a school priority with Norfolk Inclusivity and Diversity network 

Workshop 7 Early Years: How to ensure the best foundations in your school with Jude Twani & VNET 

Workshop 8 Weaving Diversity and Inclusion into the Curriculum through Immersive Human Stories with Sedar Ferit

Workshop 9 Effective multi agency working with Keeley White  

Workshop 10 Great Education Secretaries: Their best lessons? Who succeeds? Who fails? And why? This talk reveals how great leaders secure long-term success with Laura McInerney. 

Workshop 11 Instructional Coaching with Roger Higgins

Workshop 12 The Special School landscape in Norfolk education in 2021 with NASSH 

As ever our conference wouldn't be possible without our exhibitors, this year in our exhibitor hall you will be able to meet:


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We have an evening dinner on the 14th October as an optional extra, from menu's created by Delia Smith and prepared by the chef's at her restaurant at NCFC. Should you wish to stay over there is accomodation next door at the Holiday Inn at a discounted rate, use code: EN1 when booking or book through this link.

Ticket options

1 day

2 key note sessions

2 workshops 

Lunch over looking the ground

Time for coffee and networking

Exhibitor hall

1 day with dinner 

2 key note sessions

2 workshops

Lunch over looking the ground

Time for coffee and networking

Exhibitor hall

Dinner (Thursday evening)

2 days 

4 key note sessions

4 workshops

2 x lunch over looking the ground

Time for coffee and networking

Exhibitor hall

2 days with dinner

4 key note sessions

4 workshops

2 x lunch over looking the ground

Time for coffee and networking

Exhibitor hall

Dinner (Thursday evening)

Member £80

Non member £95

Member £120

Non member £135


Member £140

Non member £170


Member £185

Non member £215


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