Behaviour Management

About this course

The autonomy Independent Schools have means that they can build on their strong traditions AND be forward-thinking and innovative; having the best of the past, whilst looking to the future as well. Unburdened by the red tape, jargon and government interference, Independent Schools could and should be dynamic centres of innovation as well as excellence. However, the perpetual balancing act of trying to meet parental expectations, maintain numbers and the need to steer a steady course in troubled times, means that many Independent Schools find themselves with difficult decisions to make. 

This conference looks at many of those issues and what can C21st Independent School education really look like?

This conference is for all staff, but is of particular interest to middle and senior leaders looking for answers to many key questions that face C21st Independent schools.


Attendees So Far...  

Eton College St David's School - Briton Girls Day School Trust
Brighton College Dolphin School St Swithun's School
Learning Partners Education Ltd Ewell Castle School Lingfield Notre Dame School
Prior Park College The Godolphin & Latymer School Epsom College
British School of Amsterdam Radnor House Sevenoaks Aberdour School - Surrey
The King's School - Canterbury St Mary's Junior School - Cambridge Sussex House School- London
Bramley School Seaford College Putney High School
Wellington College The Dragon School Cognita Schools


The Programme  

9.25 - 9.30

Introduction and Welcome by Stephen Chapman - MD Dragonfly Training

9.30 - 9.55:

Keynote Speech 1 - Steve Badger

  Marginal Gains – A whole-school evolution not an SLT-led revolution.
Simple ways to build a whole-school focus on teaching and learning to raise the standards of both.
10.00 - 10.25

Keynote Speech 2 - Tony Woolstone

  Exam Factories or Centres for Inspirational Teaching & Learning?
What stops Independent Schools promoting Independent Learning?
10.25 - 10.40


 10.40 - 11.15



Workshop A -Steve Badger

‘The Dancing Man’: Character Education? You’re Already Engaged!
How to consolidate, co-ordinate and build on the CE values that are already evident in your school.

Workshop B -
Tony Woolstone

How To Help Pupils Learn Independently:
20 Practical and Proven Classroom Strategies

Workshop C -Bethany Kelly

Twitter.....An Invaluable Resource or a Waste of Time?

Workshop D -      Ian Thorpe

Ten Top Tips for a Truly Inspiring and Totally Functional VLE Within an Independent School Setting
11.20 - 11.55



Workshop A - Bethany Kelly

Timetabling Today: Don’t Just Ask, Does It Fit?’ 
Why timetable matters matter: pedagogy, strategic planning & staff well-being


Workshop B - Steve Badger


Grades – Utopia or Dystopia?
Practical ways to challenge, motivate and extend your pupils without using the G-word


Workshop C - Kat Schofield and Jill Berry


Making the Leap: Leadership Transitions at All Levels
How to prepare for, and make a success of moving to Middle Leadership/Senior Leadership/Headship in an Independent School


Workshop D - Thomas Packer


Problem Parents in Independent Schools?
Yes they can exist! Practical tips for dealing with difficult parents most effectively.

12.00 - 12.30 Keynote Speech 3 - Christophe Mullings, IRIS Connect and Taryn Lombard, Wimbledon Girls School GDST. 
Video-based technology for professional learning
  Using Classroom Video Technology Within an Independent School Setting
12.35 - 13.15


13.15 - 13:55

Workshop A -

Thomas Packer

The Media – Friend or Foe, Good News or Bad?
How an Independent School can best control the Media.

Workshop B -

Lawrence Matthews

'IRIS Connect Video Technology'. 

Workshop C -

Girls Day School Trust

Raising Attainment Within An All Girls School.
Two superb teachers from the Girls Day School Trust.

Workshop D -


Raising Attainment Within An All Boys School.
14.00 - 14.35

Learning Beyond Levels - PREPARATORY - Kat Schofield. Jill Berry. (The Main School Hall)

How changes to curriculum and assessment can be harnessed to improve learning


CPD By Teachers For Teachers - SENIOR - Dr Murray Tod, Epsom College. (The Big School Hall)

Reflections on the Epsom Experience.

14.35 - 14.50
14.50 - 15.30 Keynote Speech 4. Bethany Kelly
  Just Survive Somehow: Lifestyle, Technology & Zombies – Worries of the 21st Century Student.
Promoting mental health & well-being in schools

Wendy Imperato

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Mary Chapman

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