Below are copies of the 2014 Presentation material and presenter biographies

D Cameron Workshop.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [53.4 KB]
D Cameron Presentation.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [7.0 MB]
D Cameron Effective Qualities Update.doc
Microsoft Word document [38.0 KB]
D Harris Presentation.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [2.6 MB]
C Davies Presentation
C Davies presentation.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [4.2 MB]
Paper from C Davies' Presentation
ACEs Paper World Econ Rev Feb 2014 (1).p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [443.9 KB]




D Crossley Presentation - copy the link below





Marcus Orlovsky

Marcus Orlovsky started working with students and young people in the UK and beyond, 25 years ago, to help them achieve their own successes. He is passionate about creating better learning environments, focusing on the way teaching and learning takes place and the design of buildings and services to enable it to take place.

Marcus is active in the public and private sector: he works with schools to help them formulate and articulate their visions; advises authorities and architects how to design the best possible buildings for their budget; and collaborates with national institutions such as the National College for School Leadership on programmes like ‘Building Schools for the Future’.





David Crossley

Davis is a nationally recognised leader in school transformation, partnership, development and change. He has a particular interest in sustainable school improvement and developing schools for the future, with proven, yet innovative ideas, which derive from his own four Headships and work with many other outstanding School leaders and academics.

David is committed to “school-led system leadership” and the “by schools for schools” approach. He led the highly praised national RATL programme which developed an innovative and distinctive approach to raising achievement in over 700 schools and was the strategic advisor for the pilot of the development of the National College Middle Leadership Development Programme.

David is the author of several books, the most recent, “Sustainable School Transformation: An inside out school-led approach” was published by Bloomsbury in 2013.



Christine Davies CBE

Christine was the Chief Executive of the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO) in Children & Young People’s Services. C4EO’s aim is to identify, coordinate and disseminate “what works” in order to significantly improve the outcomes of children, young people and their families.

Christine also leads on the national “Narrowing the Gap” (in children’s outcomes) programme which identifies leading practice in improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. Christine’s CBE was awarded by the Queen for “an outstanding contribution to education”.




The OTSA was established in 2013 to promote greater collaboration between Oxfordshire schools, universities and other organisations with the aim of achieving better outcomes for young people in Oxfordshire. Accredited by the National College for Teaching & Leadership the OTSA is working with its partners across a number of key areas of education: Initial Teacher Training, Specialist Leaders of Education, Research & Development, School to School Support, CPD and Leadership Development, Succession Planning & Talent Management, NQT Induction, Professional Learning Networks. To find out more contact:


David Cameron


David has established himself as one of the leading voices in the UK and internationally. He has worked in every sector from early years to Further Education across the UK and has been in demand, particularly for his work on creativity, curriculum and learning right across the world. David plays a key role in England through his role as chair of the York Education Partnership, a highly praised initiative aimed at ensuring continuing cooperation and collaboration between all schools and local authority in the city.


He was a key figure in national developments in Scotland and was closely involved in the development of Curriculum for Excellence, David recently reviewed arrangements for funding schools for the Scottish Government and led a review of class size regulations. He advised Skills Development Scotland on how they should position themselves as a new organisation supporting learners, employers and education providers.


David was closely involved in the development of policy and practice in supporting Looked After Children through the “We can and must do better” initiative. He also chaired the working group on Outdoor Learning – Outdoor Connections.  One of his current interests is in creativity and creative learning.



David King


Dave King is an inspector who not only has the real life experience to know what he’s doing but is also doing it for the right reasons – to help schools produce better outcomes and experiences for all of their young people.

David has many years experience as a section five and section eight Ofsted inspector with inspections under his belt across all phases and types of school in England as well as in the Middle East and New York. He also has considerable experience leading schools out of challenging circumstances as a member of SLT, as an associate head and as a senior advisor and consultant in the West Midlands.



Steve Iredale


Steve is the headteacher of Athersley South Primary School in Barnsley. He is passionate about developing leadership at all levels, high quality teaching and learning and the potential of every child.


Steve has been an NAHT member since joining as a deputy headteacher in 1988. He became the NAHT National President in May 2012, a role which took him all over the UK meeting members and education officials.


Primary Futures is a primary school project developed and led by the NAHT in partnership with the Education and Employers charity. It is due to be rolled out across England in May linked to the 'Inspiring the Future' programme. Through this programme we aim to:


  • Develop innovative approaches linking schools with volunteers from the world of work;


  • Support the raising of standards for every child regardless of ability or background;


  • Widen the horizons and aspirations of primary age children with regards to their own futures focussing on literacy and numeracy and its relevance.



Jonathan Hardwick


Jonathan is the South West & Wales Area Director for the Inspiring Futures Foundation. This is a not for profit organization which has been partnering with schools for over 70 years, providing specialist careers education activities, information, advice & guidance and skill development activities for secondary school students. Their approach is based on supporting school staff by disseminating best practice in careers education and by helping young people progress through school and onto further learning, training or employment.






 Dave Harris


Dave has worked for over 30 years in schools, serving some of England’s most deprived communities. His passion for innovation and his belief in the transformational effect of leadership have led to the formation of schools which have gained a national reputation. In 2005 he helped form one of the first genuine “all age” schools and more recently formed a university academy with a specialism in wonder. Dave is now the Managing Director of Independent Thinking.


Dave is a regular speaker at conferences to talk about his experiences where he challenges the accepted nature of modern schooling, focusing on the ethos for learning, the need for love and respect in the staffroom as well as in the classroom, the relationships and success – or otherwise – of communications across the whole school community.



Sir John Jones


Knighted in 2003 for his services to education, Sir John worked most of his professional life in challenging schools across the North West of England, his last post being the headteacher of a large secondary school in Merseyside. His achievements and reputation for straight talking, leadership and creativity led him to be invited onto various organisations and think tanks including the National College for School Leadership, DfES Leadership Development Unit, the Teacher Development Agency's National Remodelling Unit and visiting posts with both Manchester and Liverpool Universities.




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