A vibrant conference programme, designed to inspire and inform. The programme links with the project themes for 21/22.

Date: 12 November 2021

Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Kings Centre, 63-75 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH


'Closing the gap' – 12 November 2021

This conference is focussed specifically on closing the gaps left by the pandemic.

Dylan Wiliam – Assessment

The world’s foremost authority on formative assessment, Dylan Wiliam, will join us via video link to deliver the keynote at our November conference. He will examine how putting timely and high quality formative assessment at the core of teaching and learning, improves outcomes.

Christine Counsell – Curriculum 

Christine will take an interactive approach to provide depth and detail of practical illustration around what curriculum needs to deliver in schools. 

Roy Blatchford – Disadvantage

Roy Blatchford, author of ‘The forgotten third’, will help school leaders to address the challenges faced as the attainment gap for disadvantage pupils widens. 

Join us as we launch our Curriculum, Assessment and Disadvantaged projects with these world renowned educationalists. Each member school has TWO free places!


This conference is for VNET members only.


Dylan Wiliam

Christine Counsell

Roy Blatchford

Staff Wellbeing – 11 March 2022

Are you creating and leading a positive culture in your school?

John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley – Putting Staff First

John and Jonny, authors of Putting Staff First, join us to examine ways of ensuring, first and foremost, that our teachers are happy, healthy, well qualified, highly motivated, hard-working, well-trained experts. Their book sets out a blue print for achieving this and they will share practical experience of using it to improve staff wellbeing.

Andrew Cowley – Healthy Toolkit

Drawing on his own experiences as a school leader, Andrew helps to unpick the myths around wellbeing and looks at practical, authentic and values-driven ways of enabling leaders to foster a positive atmosphere for the benefit of the whole-school community.

Join us as we focus on staff wellbeing and hear from our members about their experiences of the Leadership and Wellbeing Project. The conference is free to member schools. Each member school has TWO free places!


This conference is for VNET members only.


John Tomsett

Jonny Uttley

Andrew Cowley

Date: 11 March 2022

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: Kings Centre, 63-75 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH


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