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Event Date

April 25, 2024

Event Cost


Event is free for member schools

Event Time

09:00 - 17:00


Radisson Blu Hotel

80 High Street
The Royal Mile

Book Event

Programme of Events

9:00 – 10:00


Registration & Breakfast



sponsored by Independents by Sodexo

9:30 – 10:00


Annual General Meeting

10:00 – 10:05


Annual Conference 



Introduction - Rona Dougall of STV  

10:05 -10:15


Chairman address  

10:15 -10:35 


Chief Executive update

10:35 – 10:45


10 in 10



Lindsays Partners, Helen Kidd and Daniel Gorry will share 10 key charity and employment law takeaways that all schools need to be aware of in the current climate.

10:45 – 11:00


Keynote speech by Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills 

11:00 – 11:20



11: 20 – 12:00


Outgoing Heads Panel Discussion



Outgoing heads Melvyn Roffe, George Watson’s College, Gavin Calder, Edinburgh Academy Junior School and Graham Hawley, Loretto School will share their learning and reflections.

12:00 – 13:15





Including opportunity to visit exhibitors.

13:15 – 14:15


Behaviour in schools



Sarah Sinclair Head of Professional Learning at SCIS will introduce a session on the challenges in relation to behaviour in schools with speakers:

Tom Bennett, Department for Education behaviour advisor and founder of researchED .

Catriona Campbell of East Park School, will share her experience of dealing with pupils with challenging behaviour due to their complex needs. 

14:15 – 14:30



14:30 – 15:30


Changing Role of the Bursar



A panel discussion hosted by Kathleen Sweeney with Gavin Halliday Chief Operating Officer at The Glasgow Academy, Kirsty Lukas Bursar at Cargilfied, Peter Worlledge Bursar at Fettes College and David Woodgate Chief Executive ISBA.

15:30 – 16:00


‘You couldn’t make it up’



Hosted by Lise Hudson Rector of the High School of Dundee.  A light-hearted session to finish.  What was the most bizarre thing to happen in your school last year? 



Close followed by



Drinks reception sponsored by Navigator



Canapes sponsored by Thomas Franks

 A big thank you to our sponsors

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