Conference 2024







Use code EBConf24 at checkout for over 50% off


Our national conferences continue to inspire school leaders and enable delegates from across the entire breadth of the education sector to access the most up-to-date educational research and developments.  See our video of our last conference here.

This year’s “Courageous Cultures” Conference will dig deeper into how culture shapes our schools and how school leaders are courageous in the brave space of change.



Our keynote speakers:



Diana Osagie, one of the biggest trailblazers in educational leadership, working at the cutting edge of education and school improvement.  She is known as a resilient school leader, skilled in leadership under challenging circumstances and changing the way we lead.

Tom Sherrington inspires with his insightful and practical guidance on the latest thinking of leading practitioners.  His detailed knowledge of the workings of real classrooms, with examples from across the curriculum, continue to underpin the work of leaders in education.


Six breakout workshops


(All attendees will be contacted closer to the time of the conference to select from the full list of workshops)

The day is designed for you to select from the sessions of most value. Our impressive headline workshop facilitators, along with Mick Waters, Diana Osagie and Tom Sherrington include:



  • Jeffrey Boakye – An ex-teacher turned writer, speaker and educator, known for weaving together complex issues of our time in an accessible and engaging way. With a particular interest in issues surrounding race, masculinity, education and popular culture, Jeffrey uses his charisma, energy and talent for the spoken and written word to write and educate.

  • Mark Finnis – An inspirational speaker who has revolutionised the way we think about school culture. He empowers leaders to use restorative practice to get the ethos, culture and relationships right before they go wrong.  He looks at the human connection pursuing genuine two-way conversations between staff and students alike.

  • Professor Mick Waters, our Conference Patron, has probably changed the culture of schools more profoundly than anyone in the past 20 years. He is a down-to-earth voice in the increasingly complex world of education. He regularly endears himself to school communities by talking the sort of sense they need to hear – in his renowned insightful, challenging and engaging manner.


Over 360 delegates attended our previous Conference.  Don’t miss the chance to be part of the next annual conference and have impact on your courageous culture.

Early Bird rate at only £150 per person when you apply the discount code EBConf24.  Offer this opportunity to other members of your team and networks.  To secure your place go to our Booking Form or visit our website for more information.  Please note this offer that ends 24th May – don’t miss out!



The conference will be held at Wychwood Park Hotel.  Easily accessible from the M6 and close to Crewe station interchange.

Please do contact with any questions. We are more than happy to help