The Gloucestershire Annual Head and Deputy Head Teachers Conference & Exhibition

| June 7, 2013 | 8 Comments 

Titled “Motivate and Inspire in Education” we are delighted to be presenting at The Gloucestershire Association of Primary Head teachers (GAPH) 2013 Annual Head and Deputy Head Teachers’ Conference at Cheltenham Racecourse, a prestigious venue with excellent facilities.

As well as our keynote,  David Mitchell, practitioner, presenter, and dear friend, who showcased the power of audience, with real examples, of how linking writing, to an authentic global audience, changed the lives of his learners, and the impact this had on standards and the global blogging phenomenon – QuadBlogging.

With over 250,000 pupils involved since 2011 from 40+ countries QuadBlogging has given a global audience to classes across the world.Great stuff.

We were joined by Ofsted Inspector, David King, who shared his experiences in leading schools out of challenges.

The day was ended, in style, by Roger Black MBE who, having respresented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, motivates and entertains audiences throughout the country.

A theme of sustaining success, flowed through the day, and, appropriately, Roger picked up that baton, and ran with it!   😀

Roger’s talk was an entertaining, and motivating, race through some inspiring stories from the world of athletics, and his personal journey. One key theme was that having talent, and gifts, is only one element in success. Applying those skills, effectively, is the key. Breaking his foot showed him that talent and hard work were never going to be enough. Behaviours and attitudes, as they are about to put a metal screw in your foot, are where learning to perform, come back, achieve, and sustain, your best are formed. Courage in the face of adversity, in athletics, and education. Champions are not reactive. They are proactive.

“The essence lies not in the victory but in the struggle”.

All Head teachers & Deputy Head teachers from the 230 Primary Schools, Special Schools and Academies in Gloucestershire helped make this a very exciting & informative event, & what fun we had! Thanks all.


Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Keely Folker says:

    What an inspiring day! This is how we should spend every Friday!!
    Tim you saturated me with ideas… All which were free!!! My staff have already heard of my excitement and are eagerly awaiting for me to drip feed ideas… I look forward to meeting you again- we WILL meet again… You were a true inspiration and I WILL arrange a time for you to inspire the rest of my staff!! THANK YOU. Just what was needed!

  2. Tim says:

    Special. Thank you Keely. Glad you found the day so useful. We would love to come and work with you all some time. Keep in touch

  3. Gail Jones says:

    I hope that today will be the start of a flourishing relationship between Tim and Sarah and Gloucestershire Schools.
    A truly inspiring day – 3 out of 4 outstanding session!

  4. John Jones says:

    Really enjoyed your contributions today. Some fantastic stuff that I know I will not do justice to! Really hope we can get you in so the rest of our fantastic team can be as enthused!

  5. Aysha Akif says:

    Hi Tim
    Thanks again, what a wonderful inspiring day, you made learning literally come alive and I left wanting more! Hopefully myself and Charlotte will be able to meet you again and we hope that you can one day come and inspire our children and the rest of our team at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Cheltenham, what a valuable experience that would be!
    I am very excited to test out ‘Clevr’, ‘taggalaxy’&’switcheroo zoo’ with my Y6 class next week and am currently setting up a blog for our school which I admit is a little sad on a Saturday morning!
    Thank you for wowing us!
    Aysha Akif

  6. Tim says:

    That would be great – we look forward to returning to Gloucestershire some time soon
    I wonder which of the three sessions you didn’t enjoy ;-D
    Keep in touch

  7. Tim says:

    Hi John
    Thank you for your very encouraging comment
    We would love to come and work with you all some time – keep in touch

  8. Tim says:

    Than you for your very thoughtful comment Aysha
    It was good to meet you briefly yesterday
    We would love to come and do some more with you all some time so keep in touch
    All the best for now
    Tim and Sarah

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