2018 Programme

Wednesday 21 February


13.00  Doors Open for Registration

14.30  Trade Fair

16.00  Welcome by the Conference Chair, Lynn Knapp

16.10  David Clarke: Deputy Director for Education

16.30  David Hodgson - Independent Thinking: Bringing out the best in

           Staff and Children

              Ideas from Growth Mindset, Grit, Resilience and Neuroscience all offer something to Headteachers

                 David will highlight four key themes that permeate through all great schools. Ease in to the

                 conference with a session that will help you relax and focus on what is important in your 


17.30  Refreshments with the exhibitors

18.00  New Headteachers' session with Lynn Knapp, Zara

           d'Archambaud and David Hodgson (for new HTs arriving on


18.30  Aperitifs with Lyfta

19.00  Wine reception  

19.00  Oxfordshire Young Musicians 

19.30  Dinner


Thursday 22 February


09.00  Welcome - Lynn Knapp and introduction to OTSA

09.05  Betsy de Thierry: The Impact of Trauma on the Classroom

09.45  Brief update on Oxon Outdoor Education with Kevin Jackson

09.55  Juliet Robertson - Independent Thinking: Motivation and self-

           belief: How to embed outdoor practice into the daily life of a

           primary school

10.35  Trade Fair

11.15  Helen Moylett: We Can Do It - it's never too early for life long


11.55  Grant Jessup and Gareth Alcott:  Teacher Recruitment - Why it's

           tough and what we can do about it

12.30  Lunch, Trade Fair and Exhibitor Workshops

13.30  Workshops: Betsy de Thierry, Juliet Robertson, Helen Moylett,

           Oxford Brookes University and Hannah Wilson

14.20  Workshops: Betsy de Thierry, Juliet Robertson, Helen Moylett,

           Oxford Brookes University and Hannah Wilson

15.10  Trade Fair and Exhibitor Workshops

15.40  Derek Redmond: Sport is a business, business is a sport

16.30  Trade Fair prizes presented by Derek Redmond

16.45  New Headteachers' session with Lynn Knapp, Zara

           d'Archambaud and Derek Redmond (for new HTs arriving on


19.00  Wine reception

19.30  Dinner

21.00  Disco

Friday 23 February


09.15  Alison Kriel - BAMEed:  Doing our best for all

10.15  Trade Fair

10.45  Oxfordshire Best Practice:

           1 - Chartered College of Teaching (Leanne Avis)

           2 - Full Circle - Bringing Generations Together (Paul Cann and

                Gillian Standing )

           3 - #womened - Oxfordshire Women Leading in Education

                (Hannah Wilson)

           4 - Oxon Youth Active Leaders Initiative - Active Leaders (Penny


           5 - BBO Maths Hub - The work of the BBO Maths Hub 2017-

                2018 (Abha Miller)

12.00  Jim Roberson - Independent Thinking: It all starts with me

                  Consider the immeasurable Power of Education, marvel at the role you have in shaping young lives,

                  acknowledge your own journey as a testament to your education. All thoughts that Jim will discuss in his

                  session to remind us all why and how we have become effectively, leaders of education.

Conclusion of the conference

13.00  Lunch




Timings Subject to Change

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