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Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference

Thurrock Trailblazer invites local education professionals to High House Production Park each year to attend a Head Teachers and Governors Leadership Conference to explore the cultural learning offer in Thurrock, the Royal Opera House Bridge region and nationally.

Changing Cultures – empowering creative thinking in our schools

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 8.00–11.30am
High House Production Park, Purfleet, RM19 1AS

How do we turn our schools into hotbeds of imaginative thinking?
How do we support the natural creative impulses of our teams?
How do we nurture the natural resilience and inventive power of our children?

Thurrock Trailblazer invites school leaders and education professionals to High House Production Park to envisage the future of cultural learning.

Keynote speaker, Katherine Zeserson, will explore the power of creative thinking in the challenging landscape of education today. Katherine has been working in the field of cultural learning nationally and internationally for 35 years as a practitioner, trainer, senior leader and advocate; she believes passionately in the power of reflective artistic practice to inspire human development and build compassionate communities.

Gabrielle Forster-Still, Head of Learning and Participation in Thurrock for the Royal Opera House, will present the three-year evolution of Thurrock Trailblazer and its ambition to achieve whole school systemic change, focusing on the leadership capacity of the Cultural Champions and the potential of the programme to promote stronger inter-school collaboration.

A cohort of senior leaders from varied education settings will share their experience from the leadership training programme Leaders in Cultural Learning, where participants developed the skills needed to embed cultural learning strategies into school thinking, planning and action across schools and Multi-Academy Trusts.

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High House Production Park, Purfleet 8 November, 8.00–11.30am Eventbrite - Leadership Conference - High House Production Park, Purfleet

Please email thurrock.trailblazer@roh.org.uk if you have any questions.