Testimonials

Testimonials

Opening Doors and Diving In: Building a Rich Reading Curriculum 

Thursday 21st January 2021 | Hosted Virtually

"Inspiring with a lot of action points that I can take back to school"

"The conference was clear, inspiring and enthused me to continue to develop these principles with staff once things are more settled but will have a go to deliver this remotely with my own class. Thank you so much"

"It was very informative and has given me food for thought as I progress in my teaching career"

School Administrator's Conference

Tuesday 19th January 2021 | Hosted Virtually

"All topics covered were very informative. Despite being a school administrator for many years there were several nuggets of invaluable information in the subjects covered. The variety of subjects covered was good"

"I learnt some new practices and reaffirmed good practice - always beneficial"

"A very informative conference with a good mix of presentation styles and plenty of opportunity for discussion via the chat function"

Safeguarding Conference: Out of Harm's Way 

Tuesday 15th December 2020 | Hosted Virtually

"The content of the conference was very current and relevant to me as a DSL and parent. The guest speaker Sammy was extremely engaging"

"Very interesting & informative. A good reminder that 'It is not the child's/children fault'. Excellent presentaions, reflective & thought provoking, uptodate information to give to other colleagues. Thank you, as a disabled person being able to attend digitally by Click is a great help"

"Fantastic, I really enjoyed this conference and the speakers, the IT worked very well, it is great to be able to enjoy this quality content from the comfort of my home and not have to worry about travel time and finding the venue"

Early Years Conference

Tuesday 24th November 2020 | Hosted Virtually

"Excellent to have training during this difficult time and hear how others are getting on. Great speakers giving us lots to think about in our setting"

"It was lovely to have a mixture of sessions, all with very different content. I found the practical ideas from Mr P and the workshop session inspiring and enjoyed the theory behind a 'value driven curriculum'. It was great to have the spectrum of discussions. Thank you"

How do Adverse Childhood Experiences Effect Children's Learning and Development? 

Thursday 12th November | Hosted Virtually

"Very informative, made me want me to research more straight away. Would 100% recommend to others"

"Fantastic. I hope this conference runs again as would love other members of my school to take part. It was extremely powerful"

"Really useful in terms of content. Helped understand difficulties which may impact on children in school"

Making our Curriculum Anti-Racist in Devon

Thursday 5th November | Hosted Virtually

"This was very thought provoking training session. The key note speakers were very knowledgeable and informative"

"A very interesting and well organised course with plenty of opportunities to engage with others to discuss key issues"

"The conference was very informative and has given me ideas of how we can change our Curriculum to ensure we can take steps to becoming an anti racist school"

Torbay and Devon Music Conference: Making Music Happen in the 'New Normal'

Thursday 22nd October | Hosted Virtually

"Very informative, very well organised, very useful to be able to have time to speak to other music practitioners in the area chat.  Thank you all for a great conference"

"The conference was full of positive, informative and practical ways forward to teach music in school. I felt by the end of the conference extrememly well supported and inspired with classroom ideas"

"It was very informative with a wide range of highly relevant topics covered through the day"

Making the Most of Catch Up Premium (with Lorwyn Randall)

Thursday 22nd October 2020 | Hosted Virtually

"It was reassuring to know that our thoughts and plans weren’t too far from national advice being given. This conference provided some reassurances from this perspective"

"I found the conference very informative"

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"

 

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