Pre-Prep Leadership Conference 2017: Leading and Learning

This year’s Pre-Prep conference will support and develop leadership skills. There will be a range of inspirational speakers to challenge your thinking, encourage reflection and send you back to school refreshed and armed with new tools to lead our schools effectively. The conference will provide delegates with a 2 day retreat from school; to have the opportunity to network with colleagues from near and far, hear acclaimed speakers to inspire and enthuse and have time for reflection. Priceless.


Guidance on using teaching assistants effectively, including suggestions for making their appraisals increasingly productive, will come from The Teaching Assistant College. Andy Buck will explain how to put theories of leadership into practice, giving strategies to inspire others and to deal with staff who find change challenging.


There will also be speakers to help meet children’s individual needs: with talks on working memory, strategies to support children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and examples of specific physical development that needs to be acquired prior to activities such as handwriting.


Learning beyond levels, up to date inspection information and a suggestion-packed seminar on developing the outdoors in limited spaces will be available as breakout sessions.

Event Document: Pre-Prep-Leadership-Programme-as-at-08-12-16.pdf


Online Booking Only. Conference fee includes all lunches, evening meal, one night's accommodation (Thursday 9 March), sessions and refreshments.

Extra Night - Wednesday 8 March 2017

Please be aware that due to high demand we have no further rooms available at Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel for the Extra Night Option: Wednesday 8 March 2017. For details of alternative accommodation in the local area please contact the Course Administrator. Rooms and conference places are still available for the conference itself.


Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, Cotswold Water Park, Spine Road East, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5TL

Conference Info

  • Thursday 9 - Friday 10 March 2017
Conference Contact

Maxine Rai (Courses and Conferences Administrator)
Tel: 01926 461504

Cost: £560.00

Contact Conference Organiser