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Course Date

September 13, 2019

Course Cost


Registration and refreshments from 9.30am.

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

North Bridge

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 working days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

For Junior and Senior School Heads and Deputes

All Heads and Deputes are warmly invited to attend this annual conference ,which covers a range of important topics, and provides a valuable opportunity for networking.

Keynote – Ollie Frith

We are delighted to welcome Ollie to our annual conference - he is the Principal Trainer and Head of Training of Pivotal Education. Ollie has worked in a multitude of educational settings, with a whole range of different learners; from the highly motivated to the most challenging and layered students. He has spent over 15 years working in challenging schools developing approaches to improve the way adults communicate with learners. During Ollie’s session, colleagues will:

  • Learn about the Five Pillars of Pivotal Practice and how they help you to achieve a calm school. (More about the Pivotal Approach to Behaviour Management).
  • Discover how to create and embed pure consistency of behaviour.
  • Understand why managing staff behaviour is your first priority
  • Create a ‘Behaviour Blueprint’ to form the bridge between behaviour policy and practice in your school.

 We look forward to a thought-provoking session with Ollie.

 Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Increasingly, independent schools have expressed a desire to engage with SDS and gain an insight into the range of opportunities that are available.  Colleagues from SDS will lead a session designed to demystify the range of Apprenticeships that are available to young people.  

Mentors in Violence (MVP) Programme

MVP is a leadership programme that utilises a bystander approach to enable schools to discuss a range of social issues which can have a negative impact on learning and relationships.  A number of our member schools have the Programme embedded in their curriculum and we have been working with Graham Goulden, founder of Cultivating Minds to develop an MVP model for the sector.  Graham will provide an insight into the programme and what it might look like in schools.

The day will include an Update from SCIS:  John Edward, Director

**Please register as soon as possible to secure your place**

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