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Course Date

September 29, 2017

Course Cost


Lunch included. Coffee &registration from 9.30 a.m.

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

5-21 Grosvenor St
EH12 5EF

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 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 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

for SCIS Schools only

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. 

Challenges of School Leadership 

Pattie Santelices, Lead Officer Mental Health and Wellbeing Team, Children and Families City of Edinburgh Council will lead an opening session on Mental Health and the role of school leaders in this context.

Our second address will be delivered by Tom Sherrington. Tom is an experienced teacher and Headteacher now working as an education consultant supporting schools and contributing to conferences across the country and overseas. He is the author of the popular blog

Student Leadership: The Mentors in Violence Prevention Programme (MVP)

MVP supports the building of safe school climates and positive relationships amongst peer groups. This session will be led by Graham Goulden, MVP Trainer and will introduce delegates to Programme 

The remainder of the day will focus on some key topics currently facing independent schools: 


The revised SCIS Accessibility Handbook was launched during session 2016-17.  Sarah Gilzean, Senior Associate, Morton Fraser LLP.  Sarah has worked with a number of SCIS member schools and played a key role in the revision.  Sarah will give an overview of the publication and lead a workshop based on adapted scenarios. 


SCIS are working with Gilson Gray LLP to produce support materials for schools in advance of the GDPR becoming mandatory.  Graham Miller will outline the roles and responsibilities of Heads and their Senior Leaders in this context. 


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

Please register as soon as possible, and by Friday 15 September at the latest.....


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For non members, please complete the name and address of your school for invoicing, or personal address if self-funding. Self-funding applicants are required to pay in advance. Non members will be invoiced before attending a course.

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