In these sessions we will provide provocation and challenge around a key aspect of our Education System.

Based on Big Change’s 10 #Hopes4Ed – the aim is to stimulate thinking and have a debate. From this we will capture our thoughts and produce ‘think pieces’ for publication.



Summer Fete

HeadsUp4HTs invite you to a Virtual Summer Fete to celebrate the role of Headship and our Hopes4Ed with a British Summer vibe!

Join the HeadsUp Community as we stream 4 sessions: a synergy of our Hopes4Ed and a celebration of Headship!

Join James Pope, Kate Smith, Zena Zenonos Walker, Adrian McClean, Patrick Ottley O Connor, Chris Rogers, Alison Kriel, Audrey Pantelis, & Mandy Preville-Findlay alongside guests from our Hopes4Ed events and our inspirational HeadsUp collaborators!

So load up your cream tea, grab your Mr Whippy, fill your jug of Pimms and settle down on your hay bale to join us for 4 hours of HeadsUp discussions centred around Headteacher and school leader wellbeing & development; celebrating our experiences, our purpose as educators and our visions for a better future for education!

“Will there be a raffle?” We hear you ask? YES! It is a Summer fete after all! We haven’t quite sorted the welly wanging or the duck race BUT there will be Tombola Prizes and a Grand Raffle, and everyone who buys a ticket will be entered to win the prize!

This event will stream live! So grab a ticket, and we will take care of the rest (fingers crossed for sunshine!)

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We aim to have 3 HeadsUp regional conferences this year*. 

The aim is to bring the HeadsUp community together to:
  • celebrate the role of Headship 
  • discuss the big issues and specifically shine a spotlight on the issue of Headteachers ‘scapegoated’ by the system 
  • provide individual support

With Keynote speakers, expert inputs and listening representatives from the big system organisations this is  a chance for us to make our voices heard.

*and if we can’t meet physically we will meet on-line!