The Norfolk Headteachers’ Conference

In collaboration with Educate Norfolk

The Norfolk Headteachers' Conference | 12 October 2023

VNET Education CIC and Educate Norfolk are delighted to be jointly hosting the Norfolk Headteachers’ conference in 2023/24. Our aim is to bring the county’s headteachers together to inspire and inform. According to your priorities, the conference is themed around Inclusion and Recruitment and Retention. We share in your belief that Norfolk should be among the best places to be educated in the country, best for the staff who work here and of course the best for every child.

Jaz Ampaw Farr embodies this message in her work, if you haven’t seen her speak, take this opportunity! Her work is genuinely transformational and all delegates will get 6 months access to her online package following the conference, completely free.

Wondering what the near future holds for education? Come and hear Sam Freedman share his insights on education policy now, and after the next general election.

Keynote: The Power of Everyday Heroes with Jaz Ampaw-Farr

You came into Education to make a difference. The problem is that there are a lot of barriers in the way whether it’s retention, inclusion, SEND or funding there is always the challenge to do more with less. What’s important to remember while navigating chaos is that not only have you survived 100% of your toughest days but you also have agency and resources to create and embed real change.

In this keynote Jaz will share her incredible journey and how education and more importantly the individuals in school made it possible for her to go from a broken little girl to Speaker of the year and International resilience expert. Be prepared to laugh, cry and leave on a high with practical tips and strategies that you can apply the very next day.

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

"Jaz takes audiences from laughter to tears and back again in the space of two sentences.” As CEO of Human First Ltd, Jaz helps leaders who want to influence, inspire and motivate their teams with greater engagement in order to grow their businesses and leave a lifelong legacy. Jaz combines lessons learned from a challenging and often brutal childhood with those from her rise to a TV presenter, TEDx Speaker, stand-up comedian and Z-list reality TV star.
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The political environment, and the impact on our schools

Sam will join us to provide an insight into the current political environment and the impact that is having on our schools.

Sam Freedman

Sam Freedman is a senior fellow at the Institute for Government and writes regularly on politics and policy for Prospect, New Statesman, TES, FT, Guardian and Sunday Times. Sam and his father, Lawrence Freedman, co-author their popular substack newsletter ‘Comment is Freed’ which has over 25,000 subscribers. Previously he was CEO of Education Partnerships Group, which supports governments in sub-Saharan Africa to develop education policy and was an executive director at Teach First. He worked at the Department for Education as a senior policy adviser to Michael Gove between 2010 and 2013. Sam is also a senior adviser to the education charity Ark; Vice-Chair of Ambition Institute; and a trustee of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Conference Schedule:

Coming soon!

Workshop 1

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Workshop 2

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Workshop 3

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Workshop 4

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Workshop 5

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Workshop 6

To be confirmed!

Educate Norfolk is the Headteachers’ Association for Norfolk primary and secondary schools. In a fragmented and often challenging landscape, they provide support, collaborative opportunities and a collective voice for school leaders in Norfolk.

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