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SSAT Primary Network Conference 2018

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Thursday 7th June 2018 London

Free to senior leaders from SSAT Primary Network member schools

This new Primary Network event will give you the opportunity to explore how to support your school improvement priorities and network with other senior leaders from SSAT member primary schools.

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The agenda will include input from inspirational keynote speakers from education, business and beyond, including Apple and SSAT.  You’ll also get the chance to take part in an interactive session on planning essentials, and participate in three workshop sessions chosen from a range of options.

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Workshop options include:

  • Professional knowledge of the classroom – an area of the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education (FfEE)
  • Professional disciplines – an area of FfEE
  • Strategic leadership of learning – an area of FfEE
  • The journey of a highly successful school
  • Managing change
  • Recruitment and retention

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Speakers and Sessions

Read about Debbie Westwood and Nick Whitehouse

Debbie Westwood, Headteacher, Christ Church C of E Primary School

Debbie Westwood

Nick Whitehouse, Deputy Headteacher, Christ Church C of E Primary School

Nick Whitehouse

Debbie and Nick both started their careers in schools as Teaching Assistants before embarking on the Graduate Teacher Programme. Debbie became an English Coordinator and a Leading Literacy Teacher for Birmingham, and Nick quickly became an AST for Teaching and Learning across the city. Debbie joined Christ Church in 2009 as Deputy Head, and Nick joined the school in 2012 as Assistant Head responsible for Maths and Assessment. In 2014 they were appointed Head and Deputy and together have taken the school from strength to strength, resulting in an Ofsted judgement of outstanding in all areas in November 2017 with their school amongst the top 2% of schools in England in terms of progress between KS1 and the end of KS2.

Read about Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas, Executive Headteacher, New Wave Federation

Nick Whitehouse

Michelle has been a Headteacher since 2004 and is currently the Executive Headteacher of the New Wave Federation which consists of three high performing and innovative primary schools in London. Michelle is a National Leader of Education and a Lead Oftsed Inspector. Her federation is proud to be an Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) and a National Teaching School. Her schools have been on an exciting digital learning journey since 2012 where they embarked on 1:1 deployment of iPads and creating learning spaces that enhance this approach.  All three schools have been recognised as Apple Distinguished Schools and thoroughly enjoy sharing their experiences on how to make learning fun, engaging and purposeful.

Read about Andrew Morrish

Andrew Morrish, Chief Executive, Victoria Academies Trust

Andrew Morrish

Andrew is founder CEO of Victoria Academies, an established MAT in the West Midlands. The trust also runs a SCITT (Central England Teacher Training) and a thriving social enterprise (@ballotstreet). As a headteacher of 19 years, Andrew has led several schools to outstanding, including from special measures. He has worked in schools in Liverpool, London and across the West Midlands, all in challenging circumstances. Andrew is author of ‘The Art of Standing Out’ and more recently contributed to ‘The Working Class: Poverty, Education and Alternative Voices’. He is an international speaker, a National Leader of Education, and Fellow of the RSA. Andrew blogs at www.andrewmorrish.me and can be found on Twitter @AndrewDMorrish.

Read about Marva Rollins OBE

Marva Rollins OBE, Headteacher, Raynham Primary School

Marva Rollins OBE

Marva is in her 24th year of Headship, 18 of these years as Head of Raynham Primary in Edmonton, North London. The vast majority of families at the school are from BME backgrounds, and having attended an inner-city school with low expectations of its students, Marva knows the importance of having teams and systems in place to challenge such expectations. Marva is a Personal and Professional trainer, Coach, and a regular conference speaker. She is a strong believer in succession developments giving much of her time to mentoring future education leaders. Her approach to distributed leadership has resulted in a team of leaders who have a clear sense of vision, values and purpose. Marva describes herself as a legacy builder.

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Thursday 7th June 2018


9:00am - 3:15pm


Free All prices exclusive of VAT

Event venue and location

Apple Main Office
1 Hanover Street
London, W1S 1YZ United Kingdom

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