Protect Your School's Reputation: Data Breaches and Cyber Security
Thursday 12 March 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"This was a very interesting and useful session. It gave me a lot of information to take back to school and ideas for future staff training"
"Good to listen to knowledgeable and informative speakers and the digital changes to today’s world"
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow: Linking School Attendance and Achievement
Tuesday 3 March 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"Really insightful day and great to hear from other Attendance officers around the area and to share experiences and learn from one another"
"The conference was extremely beneficial as it gave a mixture of theory, Ofsted guidance, case studies and an opportunity to chat to like-minded colleagues, all with a view to improving whole school attendance"
"A highly impactful conference which addressed all areas of the description"
STEM in Every Classroom: Why - What - WOW!
Monday 2 March 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"Professionally run, managed and delivered with some excellent speakers and content. I came away with useful new contacts as well as a few gems of information - thank you!"
"Really interesting and thought provoking. It really helped confirm the importance of STEM in my mind"
"The course was successful in presenting a picture of the reasons a STEM focus is needed in schools - from Primary to Secondary. The workshop I attended was both practical and useful, with a good selection of useable resources"
South West Governance Conference: Supporting Effective Governance in a Complex Governance World
Saturday 29 February 2020 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"A really inspiring and empowering day for governors, putting the vision for the curriculum at the heart"
"A stimulating and enjoyable experience with lots of useful ideas and informative training which I can cascade to my Governing Body and SLT in school"
"Excellent - entertaining and fascinating speakers with an inspirational message. Gained some great ideas"
South West Peninsula Music Education Conference 2020
Friday 7 February 2020 | Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre
"Excellent day of music. The workshops and networking opportunities were such an inspiration"
"It was great ! Enriching, informative, and inspiring"
"This was another fantastic opportunity to network with music teachers across the area and take part in interesting workshops that will inform my practice as a music teacher"
Finance Seminar: Maximising your School Funding
Thursday 28 November 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"Very useful information on how to prepare for the new SFVS return due by March 31st 2020"
"Informative and at times inspirational"
"Great ideas to put into a strategy and consider"
"Very informative and interactive"
Great Teaching Masterclass with Tom Sherrington
Tuesday 26 November 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"Brilliant and very reassuring. Also thought provoking for what we need to do next. All our teaching staff have copies of Tom's 'Principles' book and it was great to listen to him in person"
"An excellent insight into evidence based practice to support school teachers and leaders to use the best available research to improve teaching and learning"
"An outstanding session by Tom Sherrington, summarising many of the key questions in education today and how we can respond to these challenges with authenticity and integrity"
Library Conference: Bibliotherapy for Wellbeing
Thursday 21 November 2019 | Tiverton Hotel
"A very informative day. Lots to think about and new ideas and initiatives that can hopefully be put into action. One of the best SLS conferences I've attended"
"I always eagerly look forward to this annual library conference and the content was brilliant. Terrific speakers drawn together about such a timely and important theme of empathy - perfect to support my work at school. I have already discussed with our senior leadership team that having high quality training and support like this is vital for our students"
"I was totally inspired by the conference. Some great ideas were discussed and the speakers were exceptional"
Behaviour Conference - Being Good: The Link Between Wellbeing, Behaviour and Learning
Thursday 21 November 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"The Behaviour conference never fails to be informative and refreshing in its content. It is the best Babcock conference of the year and tackles real issues for schools in an informative way. I always leave this conference inspired to try new things andwith more in my behaviour tool kit than when I arrived"
"An excellent and informative conference that was so valuable not only for CPD but for taking ideas and concepts back to implement in our settings. Inspirational!"
"The speakers were fantastic - a wide range of experience and variety. Extremely enjoyable, thought-provoking and emotive"
Vocabulary Conference with Jean Gross: The Wonder of Words
Wednesday 6 November 2019 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Fantastic conference where lots of ideas and information was shared that will be so useful for our school development"
"An inspirational day which combined theory with good practice, to give us plenty to work on in school which we are very excited about"
"Wonderful speaker who gave generously of her expertise. Great platform for teachers to share their learning too"
Early Years Foundation Stage Conference: Time for Prime - Foundations for Life-long Learning
Monday 14 October 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"I have rarely attended such fascinating, helpful and realistic seminars/ presentations and workshops. Brilliant speakers with inspiring messages and ideas. I felt validated in my work and was reminded about why I do what I do! It was completely relevant for me"
"As a headteacher, I always enjoy attending this conference as it offers so much in terms of inspiration and knowledge which we can take back to our foundation unit"
"Excellent. Inspiring speakers who had me glued in all day. I left buzzing with so many ideas, particularly the movement. Thankyou to Babcock EY team. You always excel"
Sorry for your Loss: Supporting Children who have Experienced Loss or Bereavement
Thursday 10 October 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"I have to say this is the most inspiring, thought provoking and supportive conference I have been to for many years. I am now challenging myself to create a bereavement manual for our Community Library. Thank you so much for putting on such an exceptional morning"
"An inspiring excellent handling of a difficult topic which gave me a deeper understanding of my role in helping children and adults"
"I found the seminar thought provoking and informative. The speakers were captivating and the seminar ran seamlessly"
Safeguarding Conference: This is Us
Thursday 27 June 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"The most interesting and useful event I attend in any given year"
"Eye-opening speakers who help to give breadth of knowledge not just depth"
"A highly informative conference that exceeded expectations. Great speakers, brilliant workshops with sleek organisation"
"I have been to this event for quite a few years now. Each year it gets better and better and I look forward to next one"
The Mix Festival
Wednesday 26 June 2019 | Dartington Hall, Totnes
"A great day out, a superb opportunity for young musicians to try something new and to hear some high quality music"
"A fantastic event providing children with opportunities they otherwise would not have. A must for all primary schools"
"An amazing opportunity for children to have first hand, quality, music experiences which will last with them forever"
South West SEND Conference: High Quality Assess, Plan, Do and Review!
Thursday 6 June 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"Fantastic - probably the most productive course I've been on. Very informative and a good mixture of practical strategies and strategic advice"
"This was a really inspiring conference with excellent speakers and workshops. I found the workshop for SLCN and SEMH focus really useful and the networking with other SENDCo'sis always invaluable"
School Administrators Conference: Safeguarding Your School, Looking After You
Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Sandy Park, Exeter
"Worthwhile and informative. Chance to mix with other administrators"
"Excellent value for money; really useful and informative day. Looking forward to next year!"
"Morale boosting to meet other administrators and realise that they have the same problems and issues. Inspiring and informative"