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2019

September
Friday 27 September 2019
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Senior Leaders & Directors Briefings with Trainer – Mr Morrison

Course aimed at – Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers Governors, Directors, Heads of School

The Senior Leader and Governor Briefings continue to be very popular. Held each term at The Priory in Herefordshire, attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

Delegates are extremely positive about the Briefings and how beneficial they continue to be. The Briefings cover all aspects of education, including curriculum and assessment support, development in teaching, the Early Years Foundation Stage, summaries of national achievement outcomes, reviews of recently published education reports and inspection developments. Attendees not only hear at first-hand what to expect from current and proposed education initiatives but the Briefings provide excellent opportunities for delegates to ask questions about their own specific situation.

Update senior leaders and directors on current educational thinking
To keep abreast of changes both imposed and optional
To consider the impact of current initiatives

Arrival 9am Tea/Coffee, 9.30am start, 12.00pm finish.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning.

Location

The Priory

£125+VAT Per Delegate

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October
Thursday 03 October 2019 - Friday 04 October 2019
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Headteachers Residential Conference

Gold & Silver Members Only

 

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£0+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 11 October 2019
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Making sense of and preparing for the new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework will be introduced in September 2019. With a change to the judgement areas and a new focus on quality of education, this one-day course is here to provide school leaders with the opportunity to get ahead and prepare for key inspection changes

 

  • Become familiar with the main changes in the new framework and inspection arrangements
  • Understand what Ofsted determine contributes to the quality of education and what school leaders need to prioritise in order to meet and surpass new performance measures;
  • Reflect on what effective leadership and management provision looks like and understand what should be demonstrated for inspection
  • Learn what Ofsted expect your school should be covering to assist the personal development of pupils and how this will be inspected
  • Explore how pupils develop positive attitudes for learning and learn how your management of behaviour and attitudes will be inspected
  • Reflect on the early years curriculum and how effective it is in ensuring children get off to the best start in the school

 

 

Aimed at all schools Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders, department leaders, phase leaders, governors

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 24 October 2019
About this event
SENCo Collaboration Meeting

While every SENCo is there to make a huge difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and complex children, the role itself can be  lonely, overwhelming and isolating.  With this in mind, we decided to set up the SENCo Collaboration Meetings to provide all SENCos with an opportunity to network, troubleshoot, share good practice and discuss all things SEND-related.  The meetings will have an informal feel and the agenda will be very much based on the needs of the attendees, the aim being that everybody will feel a much greater level of support as part of a wider SENCo network by the end of the day.

The events will be led by Zayla Beecham, SENCo for a Federation of 9 primary schools across Herefordshire.

Meeting aimed at SENCo’s

Location

The Priory

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 25 October 2019
About this event
Subject leadership and the new framework: ensuring successful curriculum implementation and progression within my subject

Subject leadership and the new framework: ensuring successful curriculum implementation and progression within my subject

 

This course will enable participants to explore key aspects of the role of subject leadership as well as looking at key skills required to be effective in the role. There will be a significant focus on how subject leaders develop their subject specific curricular intent, implementation and impact. 

Participants will also consider how to ensure their monitoring and evaluation activities are effective and ensure knowledge and skills are developed through their school. The course will provide a range of templates and resources to support the subject leader in their role.

Participants will have a better understanding about how senior leaders, middle leaders, teachers and pupils will be engaged with in order to evaluate the quality of education that a school is providing to its pupils. They will also explore a range of strategies that will help leaders feel confident if their subject is chosen for a ‘deep dive’ during an inspection.

Practical strategies will be discussed and shared enabling leaders to amend the way they self- evaluate their subjects.

 

  • Understand the importance of subject leadership with the revised framework
  • Explore the role of subject leadership and key skills that need to be developed
  • Audit your subject curriculum reflecting on the intent, implementation and impact
  • Understand the role of subject leadership in developing pupil achievement, teaching, curriculum and assessment
  • Use the National Standards for Subject leaders to audit current skills set and identify future targets
  • Reflect on current leadership monitoring and evaluation activities and how these may need to be adapted to provide leaders with robust information about the implementation and impact their subjects are having on developing pupils knowledge and skills.
  • Explore different ways that subject leaders can ensure the development of key knowledge and skills within their subject is progressive and sequenced appropriately through a range of monitoring activities
  • Develop an awareness of how subject leaders can demonstrate how their subject complements the school’s curricular intent
  • Ensure senior and middle leaders are able to clearly articulate (with clear examples) the intent implementation and impact of the school curriculum
  • Have a greater understanding of the process that `deep dives` follow including the involvement of class teachers
  • Identify next steps and begin to formulate own action plan

Course is aimed at Headteachers, Heads of School, Senior Leaders & Subject Leaders.

Please Note: This is an additional course to the ActVate Central Membership Core Programme

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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November
Tuesday 05 November 2019
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Evaluating the quality of education in the new inspection framework and how to articulate this in your SEF/SSE

This workshop enables participants to reflect on the extent that leaders, managers and those responsible for governance ensure that the education that the school provides has a positive impact on all its pupils. 

It focuses on the areas where inspection and research indicate that leaders and managers can have the strongest effect on the quality of the education provided by the school.

Practical tips, strategies and templates are shared. Time is allocated during the day to constructing and editing your own SEF/ SSE with support from the consultant using a variety of templates and resources to ensure it is robust and evaluative.

  • Understand how inspectors will evaluate the quality of leadership and management
  • Enable participants to consider each element of the inspection guidance and reflected on key implications linked to their own school
  • Understand the link and influence that leadership and management has on all elements of school provision and explore practical strategies to demonstrate effectiveness.
  • Appreciate the implications and priorities for staff development and wellbeing and reducing workload
  • Explore how to communicate your school’s vision and ethos
  • Evaluate the extent in which leaders create coherence and consistency across the school so that pupils benefit from effective teaching and consistent expectations, wherever they are in the school
  • Explore effective governance that provides robust challenge and support to leaders Ensure pupils are safeguarded robustly

Aimed at All schools Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders, department leaders, phase leaders, governors

 

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Wednesday 06 November 2019
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Early Years Conference with Alistair Bryce-Clegg from ABC DOES

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

‘Letting the children lead their learning?’ – How the theory translates into effective everyday practice

Conference Overview

The (EYFS) learning and development requirements are informed by the best available evidence on how children learn and reflect the broad range of skills, knowledge and attitudes children need as foundations for good future progress.

 

Our Early Years settings should be the best place to learn and achieve. There is huge potential to really engage children in their learning through quality play experiences in a stimulating environment. All too often this potential is squeezed out of Early Years by a misguided belief that a ‘formal’ approach to teaching and learning is the only way to get results.

 

A wealth of experience and a passion for quality child led learning tells me that this isn’t the case. A well planned environment that underpins quality play experiences, delivered by skillful practitioners is a guaranteed recipe for success. Through ‘Excellence in Early Years’ I will introduce you to a range of tried and tested strategies that will help you to achieve this goal.

During the day we will look at:

  • How you can link your environment to ongoing assessment.
  • The balance between adult led and child initiated learning.
  • The principles behind the concept of Continuous Provision and how to make it work.
  • How you can use your environment, planning and assessment to show that children are making progress within the Development Matters statement.

 

Benefits of joining us include:

  • Strengthen your knowledge of what the key elements of an effective Early Years environment inside and out should be and why.
  • Take time to reflect on the effectiveness of the provision that you put in place and the skills that it develops.
  • Learn how to carry out an in-depth skills audit for all areas of provision with practical examples.
  • Take away strategies for planning high level attainment in adult led activities and periods of Continuous Provision with planning formats to get you started.
  • Have the opportunity to look at the role of the adult in facilitating effective and productive learning both inside and out.
  • Discover how to create an audit trail for attainment in an effective Early Years environment.
  • Learn how to prepare your children for ‘school readiness’ enabling them to achieve high levels of attainment without a Key Stage One approach.

 

Who Should Attend?

Head Teachers, Members of Senior Leadership Team, Middle Leaders, Early Years Coordinators, Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Support Staff, Governors, Advisory Teachers

 

Refreshments and lunch included

 

 

Early Bird Offer £165 plus VAT booking prior to 31 July 2019 - Tickets £185.00 plus VAT

Please Note: This is an additional course to the ActVate Central Membership Core Programme

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£165+VAT Per Delegate

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Wednesday 20 November 2019
About this event
Improving your communication skills with Nine Dots Training Company

This course will encourage delegates to develop an understanding of their own communication styles as

well as the styles of others. It will then train them on how to adapt their communication style to the style of

others in order to have more positive interactions with people in and outside of the working environment.

Communication skills are the most important skills required to manage people and should be focused on

continuously.

Course Content

} Communication Filters

} Perceptual Positions

} Communication Styles

} Thinking Styles

} Assertiveness

} Communicating and presenting a positive image

} Action Planning

Benefits to the Individual

} Better interactions

} Understand others

} Be understood more clearly

} Less conflict

Benefits to the Company

} Better outcomes from interactions within teams

} More capable managers

} Less conflict

Location

The Bank House Hotel

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Wednesday 27 November 2019
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Coaching Skills with Nine Dots Training Company

This course will introduce managers to coaching skills and the GROW model, it will equip them with tools and

questions to begin coaching their teams or colleagues. Coaching is an essential skill for managers that wish

to develop and empower their teams and this is a great place to start.

Course Content

} What is coaching and what are the benefits?

} What is interference?

} The Question Toolbox

} The Grow Model

} Practising stages of the Grow Model

} Positive intent

} Well formed outcomes

} The coaching environment

} Setting the scene

} Building rapport

} Active listening

Benefits to the Individual

} Develop better relationships with your team

} Encourage independence within your team

} Learn from your team

Benefits to the Company

} Staff developing each other

} Better team relationships

} Proactive talent development

Location

The Bank House Hotel

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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2020

January
Friday 17 January 2020
About this event
Reviewing, creating & articulating the intent of your curriculum and evaluating it in your SEF/SSE

This course will help you to formulate with some clarity your curricular intent. It will provide you with the opportunity to reflect, discuss and write the intent ensuring the curriculum is linked to your local context. It will provide the opportunities to ensure their vision and values are interwoven through what the curriculum offers.

Through the session, using the documents provided, participants will have established their curricular intent which can be used on the website, prospectus and be articulated to a wider audience. 

There will be time during the day dedicated to constructing and editing your own SEF with support from the consultant.

  • Be clear about the curriculum intent for your school and how the needs of the learners have been taken into account.
  • Outline the way your curriculum is bespoke to your school, starting with your context
  • Recognise the decisions you have taken because of the pupils’ context
  • Ensure the curriculum reflects the schools aims and values / mission statement
  • Reflect on the extent to which a wide range of stakeholders have been involved
  • Establishing the non-negotiables for your curriculum
  • Ensure the curriculum been adapted to enable all pupils to access content and make progress, according to their need and starting point.
  • Ensure the curricular intent is clearly articulated in a wide range of sources (SEF, Website and prospectus) Be clear that the curriculum enables pupils at least meet end of key stage requirements in subjects. Explore how your curriculum (and subjects) are mapped out across the curriculum ensuring appropriate coverage is in place

Aimed at All schools Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders, department leaders, phase leaders, governors

 

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 24 January 2020
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Evaluating and articulating the implementation of your curriculum and evaluating it in your SEF/SSE

This course will help you to ensure that your curricular intent is being realised through effective implementation. It will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on how your ongoing monitoring and evaluative activities ensure that curricular experiences ensure pupils receive a high quality of education.

Through the session, using the documents provided,

participants will explore a range of ways to check on the quality of curricular implementation.

There will be time during the day dedicated to constructing and editing your own SEF with support from the consultant.

  • Ensure that subject leaders are clear about their roles and responsibilities and have sufficient subject knowledge and expertise
  • Look at ways for senior leaders and governors to evaluate the extent to which the curricular intent is being realised so they can quality assure their work
  • Explore how to evaluate the professional development needs of staff Ensure the curriculum is effectively resourced.
  • Adapt long term and medium-term planning to meet the needs of specific classes, groups and individuals Ensure that subject knowledge taught to an appropriate depth and with clear and necessarily detailed progression through each year group
  • Look at ways for leaders know that the planned curriculum is taught in each class/ year group.

 

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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February
Wednesday 05 February 2020
About this event
Assertiveness and handling difficult conversations with Nine Dots Training Company

This 1 day workshop will take delegates through the tools and skills required to deal with conflict and people

that are behaving in a difficult manner. These people and situations present regular and significant challenges

to managers as well as team productivity and require skill to resolve effectively and efficiently.

Course Content

} Tools to manage your reactions and negative emotions

} Tools to de-fuse a situation

} How to build rapport

} Effective Questioning Skills

} Assertiveness

Benefits to the Individual

} Confidence to resolve difficult situations

} More team cohesion

Benefits to the Company

} Better team morale

} More confident managers

} Less time spent on conflict

Location

The Bank House Hotel

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 06 February 2020
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Years 2 and 6 Moderation

Moderation is the process of teachers sharing their expectations and understandings of standards with each other in order to improve the consistency of their decisions about student learning and achievement. We will be looking at:

  • Key dates
  • Changes from 2019 SATs and moderation
  • Sharing our expectations and understanding the standards in order to improvethe consistency of teacher assessment and student learning and achievement
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Achieving moderation target of meeting and moderating with a widerfederation of schools

Aimed at Year 2 & 6 Teachers

Location

The Priory

£75+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 06 February 2020
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Years 3, 4 and 5 Moderation

Aimes at Years 3, 4 and 5 teachers

Location

The Priory

£75+VAT Per Delegate

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Friday 07 February 2020
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Early Years Moderation

Aimed at Early Years Leaders & Teachers

Location

The Priory

£75+VAT Per Delegate

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Thursday 13 February 2020
About this event
SENCo Collaboration Meeting

While every SENCo is there to make a huge difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and complex children, the role itself can be  lonely, overwhelming and isolating.  With this in mind, we decided to set up the SENCo Collaboration Meetings to provide all SENCos with an opportunity to network, troubleshoot, share good practice and discuss all things SEND-related.  The meetings will have an informal feel and the agenda will be very much based on the needs of the attendees, the aim being that everybody will feel a much greater level of support as part of a wider SENCo network by the end of the day.

The events will be led by Zayla Beecham, SENCo for a Federation of 9 primary schools across Herefordshire.

Meeting aimed at SENCo’s

Location

The Priory

£185+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
Thursday 13 February 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020
About this event
Headteachers Residential Conference

Gold & Silver Members Only

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£0+VAT Per Delegate

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March
Wednesday 04 March 2020
About this event
Evaluating and articulating the impact of your curriculum and evaluating it in your SEF/SSE

This course will help you to explore ways to evaluate your curriculum to ensure that your curricular intent is having a positive impact on pupils. It will provide you with the opportunity to reflect, discuss and write about the difference you feel your curriculum is making as a result of the way it has been implemented to date.

Through the session, using the documents provided, participants will communicate their curricular impact on the website, prospectus and be articulated to a wider audience. 

There will be time during the day dedicated to constructing and editing your own SEF with support from the consultant.

  • Identify how to evidence the extent that the rationale behind the curriculum in the school is being met
  • Evaluate how the curriculum is enabling your schools’ aims and values / mission statement to be achieved Explore ways to ensure all stakeholders be involved in evaluating the impact of the curriculum including governors
  • Reflect on the extent which your non-negotiables have been met
  • Identify how successfully the curriculum has been adapted to enable all pupils to access content and make progress, according to need and starting point
  • Demonstrate the extent to which your pupils reach end of key stage expectations in subjects

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
Friday 06 March 2020
About this event
Senior Leaders & Directors Briefings with Trainer – Mr Morrison

Course aimed at – Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers Governors, Directors, Heads of School

The Senior Leader and Governor Briefings continue to be very popular. Held each term at The Priory in Herefordshire, attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

Delegates are extremely positive about the Briefings and how beneficial they continue to be. The Briefings cover all aspects of education, including curriculum and assessment support, development in teaching, the Early Years Foundation Stage, summaries of national achievement outcomes, reviews of recently published education reports and inspection developments. Attendees not only hear at first-hand what to expect from current and proposed education initiatives but the Briefings provide excellent opportunities for delegates to ask questions about their own specific situation.

Update senior leaders and directors on current educational thinking
To keep abreast of changes both imposed and optional
To consider the impact of current initiatives

Arrival 9am Tea/Coffee, 9.30am start, 12.00pm finish.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning.

Location

The Priory

£125+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
Friday 13 March 2020
About this event
Effective deployment of teaching assistants

This one-day course builds on the latest research into highly effective teaching assistant practice. Based upon the findings from the EEF research it explores the seven recommendations identified in the report Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants as well as good practice nationally. 

In addition, participants will explore a range of effective teaching and learning strategies that could be used by teaching

  • Become familiar with recent research exploring most effective use of teaching assistants
  • Audit current expertise and identify key elements for future development using National Teaching Assistant Standards.
  • Share elements of good practice (individual/ school based) with other participants
  • Engage with a range of effective teaching and learning strategies to use with small and larger groups of children including whole classes.
  • Reflect on quality assurance processes to ensure TAs have high impact.

Aimed at all schools Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders, department

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

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Monday 16 March 2020
About this event
Evaluating Personal Development in the new Inspection Framework and how to articulate this in your SEF/SSE

This workshop will enable participants to reflect and evaluate the extent to which the curriculum supports pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. It will explore the school’s intent to provide for the personal development of pupils, and the quality with which the school implements this.

Leaders will explore what effective action it takes to prepare pupils for many aspects of life and how it builds pupils confidence and resilience,

Time is allocated during the day to constructing and editing your own SEF/ SSE with support from the consultant using a variety of templates and resources to ensure it is robust and evaluative.

 

  • Understand how inspectors will evaluate the quality of personal development during inspection
  • Reflect on the extent to which your school is developing responsible, respectful, active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults
  • Explore how curriculum deepens pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
  • Reflect on how you develop pupils’ character, the set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation to cooperate consistently well with others
  • Explore the extent to which you develop pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy
  • Evaluate how you develop pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra- curricular activities

 

Aimed at All Schools - Heads, leaders, middle leaders, department leaders, leaders, Governors, pastoral leads

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£185+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
June
Thursday 04 June 2020
About this event
SENCo Collaboration Meeting

While every SENCo is there to make a huge difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable and complex children, the role itself can be  lonely, overwhelming and isolating.  With this in mind, we decided to set up the SENCo Collaboration Meetings to provide all SENCos with an opportunity to network, troubleshoot, share good practice and discuss all things SEND-related.  The meetings will have an informal feel and the agenda will be very much based on the needs of the attendees, the aim being that everybody will feel a much greater level of support as part of a wider SENCo network by the end of the day.

The events will be led by Zayla Beecham, SENCo for a Federation of 9 primary schools across Herefordshire.

Meeting aimed at SENCo’s

Location

The Priory

£185+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
Friday 05 June 2020
About this event
Senior Leaders & Directors Briefings with Trainer – Mr Morrison

Course aimed at – Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers Governors, Directors, Heads of School

The Senior Leader and Governor Briefings continue to be very popular. Held each term at The Priory in Herefordshire, attendees have welcomed the opportunity to hear at first hand from highly experienced professionals the latest developments in education.

Delegates are extremely positive about the Briefings and how beneficial they continue to be. The Briefings cover all aspects of education, including curriculum and assessment support, development in teaching, the Early Years Foundation Stage, summaries of national achievement outcomes, reviews of recently published education reports and inspection developments. Attendees not only hear at first-hand what to expect from current and proposed education initiatives but the Briefings provide excellent opportunities for delegates to ask questions about their own specific situation.

Update senior leaders and directors on current educational thinking
To keep abreast of changes both imposed and optional
To consider the impact of current initiatives

Arrival 9am Tea/Coffee, 9.30am start, 12.00pm finish.

Refreshments will be served throughout the morning.

Location

The Priory

£125+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place
Thursday 25 June 2020 - Friday 26 June 2020
About this event
Headteachers Residential Conference

Gold & Silver Members Only

Location

Hilton Puckrup Hall and Golf Club

£0+VAT Per Delegate

Book Your Place

ActiVate reserves the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances in which case all monies would be refunded. All Events, Prices, Dates and Times are subject to change without notice
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