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Annual Education HR Conference

Annual Education HR Conference

Thursday 22nd November 2018 | Strictly Education Conference Centre | 18T/14297

Delivering great education outcomes in the challenging landscape in which we work means applying effective HR practices and processes throughout your school or college, whilst continually evolving and refi ning a lean but efficient workforce structure. Ensuring sustainability – in both the short and long term – also relies on motivating and retaining high performers, by striving to become an employer of choice.

Our annual one day conference centres first and foremost on what you need to know as an HR professional or leader in education to address both the operational and more strategic challenges that come your way.

We will focus on the leadership of highly effective organisations and the implications of recent changes in employment legislation and case law. Differing approaches to HR strategy will be discussed, as well as practical solutions to address those day-to-day HR headaches. The conference will also offer the valuable opportunity to share and reflect with colleagues in similar roles.

Who Should Attend?

All Phases:

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers
  • Middle Leaders
  • School Business Mangagers
  • HR Managers
  • HR Specialists

Key Reasons To Attend

• Listen to in-depth key notes from leading experts in the world of HR

• Hear expert advice and updates from renowned employment lawyer Darren Newman

• An opportunity for professional development in a condensed format

• Network and share best practice with colleagues

• Take advantage of the HR surgery sessions led by our experienced HR consultants.

About Bill Davies

Bill Davies, Leaders in Growth Ltd

Bill’s career has combined working in the public and private sectors; as a headteacher, education, local authority and government adviser. He is now an independent consultant specialising in the development of leaders and the transformation of organisations in education, commerce and industry.

The positive impact of Bill’s work has been recognised at the highest levels in commerce, the DfE and by leaders throughout the education system. In the last year he was commissioned to develop a new range of National Professional Qualifications for senior and executive school leaders, which is now available nationally.

Bill designs and leads initiatives which ensure a positive, professional culture in organisations. This enables community engagement and improved outcomes.

About Louisa Baczor

Louisa Baczor, Research Advisor, CIPD

Louisa Baczor joined the CIPD in 2015, specialising in research on professionalism in HR. She is also currently leading on a project exploring the future of employee voice. With an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Louisa studied the evolving role of HR and impact on trust during a Master’s at the University of Bath.

About Darren Newman

Darren Newman, Employment Law Specialist, In-Company Training Services Ltd

Darren has been an employment lawyer in a variety of roles for almost 30 years. He has worked extensively for IDS and LexisNexis and is the former Head of Employment Law and Social Affairs for the Chemical Industries Association. He is now a consultant editor for XpertHR and runs his own training and consultancy business, providing training, research and advice for a wide range of public and private sector organisations.

He is the author of the ‘Range of Reasonable Responses’ blog which looks at employment law stories making the news and also has a series of podcasts looking at the classic employment law cases of the past.


About Karen Wespieser

Karen Wespieser, Director of Operations, Driver Youth Trust

Karen’s background is as a social researcher and she has led research in the education sector for over ten years. Most recently, she was Head of Impact at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and Director of the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE). She is skilled in qualitative and quantitative research and has a passion for increasing and communicating the use of evidence in education with the aim of impacting on the lives and outcomes of young people. She is the founder of #UKEdResChat, a regular Twitter chat for those interested in all aspects of educational research. Karen is also a school governor and a mum to two mini-piesers.

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Early Bird price: £140 + VAT. Extended until 20th July 2018
Full Conference price: £180 + VAT

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