Past Conference and Masterclass Testimonials
South West Primary Science Masterclass: Engaging and Exciting Learning
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"A morning full of inspiring ideas that will promote working scientifically and a passion for the subject"
"Excellent opportunity to network and try out some practical activities. Also, great chance to seek more understanding of cross-curricular links with Science"
South West Teaching and Learning Conference: Making Professional Development Matter
Monday 2nd July 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
South West Safeguarding Conference- Prepared, Not Scared: Protecting Children in 2018
Tuesday 26th June 2018 | Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter
"A hard hitting and informative conference raising the profile of two important, current issues."
"Although difficult topics the speakers were engaging and knowledgeable. It exceeded my expectations and updated me on child protection matters."
The Mix Festival 2018
Wednesday 20th June 2018 | Bridwell Park, Uffculme
"A fantastic experience for pupils to engage in a wide range of musical activities. It was the talking point for many days after the event."
"We had a fantastic time! Layout was good and workshops were all good fun."
Educational Psychology Literacy Conference: Improving Outcomes for Pupils with Literacy Difficulties
Monday 18th June 2018 | Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Buckfast
"It was inspirational and has really made myself and my Head of Learner Support re-evaluate our approaches. So refreshing as it was based on actual research!"
"Excellent, very informative, we were able to take away new ideas, that we can share with our colleagues, I have already had a situation in school where I can apply what I have learnt."
South West SEND Conference: Valuing and Enabling Every Child
Thursday 7th June 2018 | Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter
"The South West SEND conference is a highlight to my year. It is the one time we're able to meet without the pressures of coordinating an agenda, great to meet so many other SENCo's across the county and an added bonus to be able have a lunch! The speakers are an inspiration. It's really reassuring that despite all the pressures I'm still in the right job!"
"Absolutely fantastic! One of the best days in my career so far! Carrie Grant was amazing and Kathy Weston's workshop was particularly excellent."
Marketing & PR Masterclass: Maximising your School’s Reputation
Thursday 24th May 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Very inspirational event that delivers a strategy to navigate and implement a social media platform across schools. The importance placed on crisis management really highlights the value of defining a clear networking strategy and understanding the value of engaging with your key stakeholders."
Leadership Masterclass with Andy Buck: Making the Biggest Impact on Pupil Outcomes
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Great mix of theory practical and fun. Liked the time to discuss with my colleague who I came with as we worked through some interesting ideas and have come away with some actions for our Senior Leadership Strategic Day."
"A very effective course packed into a morning. Great use of my time ,went away with great resources and ideas that I will use."
South West Administration Conference: Improving Efficiency Through Great School Administration
Wednesday 25th April 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"The conference covered all the keys of interest and a fabulous opportunity to network with other administrators."
"Well run and an excellent chance to meet other administrators across the south west. Good to tackle relevant issues in school administration."
ICT Masterclass with Mark Anderson @ICTEvangelist: Raise Student Engagement and Standards Through Technology
Tuesday 17th April 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Probably one of the best masterclasses I have been to. Practical information that was relevant to my work in primary school that was given in an interesting way."
South West Primary English Masterclass: Building Communities of Readers
Tuesday 20th March 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Inspirational, very informative, rooted in research and full of practical ideas. I love reading but this masterclass redirected this passion towards educating readers rather than chasing statistics. Fabulous."
Data and Assessment Conference: The Accelerator to Outstanding Outcomes for Children
Friday 16th March 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"It left me with plenty to think about as well as affirming our current curriculum and assessment policies."
"Covered a good range of important matters in an accessible way."
South West Curriculum Conference: The Golden Thread to Securing Outstanding Outcomes
Tuesday 6th March 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Inspiring and informative speakers who have given us much food for thought, and a day that will lead to real and positive change in our school curriculum."
Winning Strategies to Transform Teaching and Learning
Wednesday 28th February 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Fantastic day. Great course with practical things that can be used straight away. Both speakers were interesting and informative. The day flew by."
South West Governance Masterclass: Making an Impact
Saturday 24th February 2018 | Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Inspirational and practical - great to be with other governors from other schools.... a really energising morning."
General Data Protection Regulation Masterclass: From the School's Perspective
Tuesday 30th January 2018 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"The Masterclass was very informative and really did focus on the school perspective whilst also providing a good overview of the wider implications of the new regulations. The speakers were all excellent - knowledgeable and professional."
Mental Health Masterclass with Natasha Devon MBE
Tuesday 16th January 2018 | Cornwall
"Inspiring, thought provoking and a definite must. Couldn't recommend it highly enough"
"I left determined to change the environment that our pupils grow up in."
South West Primary Maths Conference: It's Good to Talk
Tuesday 21st November 2017 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Brilliant inspirational speakers, lots to share with the teachers back at school and lots of opportunities to network. "
"This was a very inspiring conference - it was so good to see that talking is so important in helping children to learn maths. It was great to hear the speakers; they were very informative and challenging. Thank you!"
South West Behaviour Conference: Behind the Behaviour
Monday 13th November 2017 | Exeter Racecourse
"I look forward to this conference each year as it is great to have time to reflect on my own and whole school practice. The key note speakers are always excellent and very inspirational!"
Finance Masterclass: Securing Efficiencies in a Changing Landscape
Tuesday 17th October 2017 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Well worth taking time to attend"
"Really helpful to have time away from school to focus on what matters-pupil outcomes and how best to use the finances to support this"
Securing Greater Depth in Learning Conference
Monday 16th October 2017 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"It was a thought provoking day"
"Informative and enlightening. I came away with many useful insights and ideas with which to take back into the classroom"
Annual Primary & Secondary NQT Conference: Delivering Excellence in the Classroom
Wednesday 11th October 2017 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Excellent to have the opportunity to network. Fantastic speakers - very motivational! Venue and lunch were superb"
"The conference was extremely enjoyable and valuable. I have been able to come back to my setting with a variety of new ideas and insight into developing my practice"
Annual Early Years Foundation Stage Conference: Interacting or Interfering
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | Exeter Racecourse
"A wealth of wisdom that reminds us to tune in to the dynamic space our children need in which to thrive and learn"
"A real eye opener and thought provoking event. I can't wait to get back to my setting and to put it into practice."
Cyber Crime and General Data Protection Regulation Masterclass – Why you need to be ready
Thursday 21st September 2017 | Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter
"Extremely informative with interesting speakers"
"A thought provoking session which enabled lots of questions from the delegates to be aired"