During last week’s eCAPH 2016 school leadership conference, sponsored by Sugarman Education, the event explored the theme of change and how to lead school improvement through change

Highly relevant within the education sector, change is both a challenge and an opportunity education professionals manage on a regular basis throughout their careers. This event seeked to discuss how change and our engagement with it can be utilised to improve the future of education.

There were a vast range of influential key speakers from the education sector including:

  • David Watson - Executive Principal of Chorlton Park Primary School in Manchester and Strategic Director of the Manchester Teaching School Alliance
  • Sir John Jones - Sir John is one of a small, select band of educational professionals who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year's Honours List (2003) but have been able to help and inspire others with their knowledge and passion
  • Eddie Austin - Managing Director of Sugarman Education, a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, Board Director & Trustee of the Literacy intervention charity Success For All UK.
  • Mike Cladingbowl - known nationally for his work in Ofsted and working with the most senior figures in English education. Mike joined Knutsford Multi-Academy Trust as its new Executive Principal in early 2015


The conference agenda discussed some fascinating topics including:

  • Ofsted: Top Tips from the Dark Side
  • Designing a 21st Century Curriculum
  • Mastery Mathematics
  • From Raise to Dashboard to Raise 2016: Telling the Story of Your School
  • e-Safety in a Digital Age
  • Disruptive Change
  • From Improvement to Innovation: Leading Continuous Improvement in the Public Sector

Overall a successful and inspiring event, Sugarman Education were proud to sponsor the conference and be involved in this event which collaborated with some the sector’s leading experts within education. Change will undoubtedly continue to be a topical and influential factor for education professionals, especially when leading the improvement of schools in the future.