Brilliant speakers, excellent workshops, lovely food, gorgeous rooms and the best spa ever - what more could we want from our Annual Deputy and Assistant Head Teachers' Conference?


"Dear colleagues,

Following our successful conference last autumn term we would like to begin a series of ‘teachmeet’ style meetings for Deputy and Assistant Headteachers 2016-17.

The first session last term was an informal get together at The Pavillion which went extremely well . Many thanks to all those who came along. After a bumper crop of Deputy Heads going on to become Headteachers following Ed Lotts intensive session, we will be following up this year's conference with a full day of training for those wanting to develop their skills and knowledge preparing for Headship interviews 2017-18.

See you all soon,

Louise Welsh and Ashleigh Lawrence"

Look out for this terms dates on our Google calendar. If you are able to attend the next event please confirm by emailing

ShiNE Teaching School Alliance is pleased to invite you to attend their

Deputy and Assistant Head Teacher’s Conference 2016

Ramside Hall,  20th and 21st October 2016


“I found the conference last year to be inspirational, entertaining and immensely useful in terms of information sharing and networking.”

Margaret Candlish, Assistant Head, Denbigh Community Primary School


Useful downloads

Deputy and Assistant Head Teachers' Conference 2015

Inspiring and creative brilliance from Tony Swainston about effective leadership.

Coaching For Change And Success  click here The Perfect Assistant Head click here  Leading from the Frontclick here

Ed Lott on 'Preparing for Headship Interviews' competency questions  ppt click here and  Aspiring Heads ppt click here

Lee Owsten, HMI Ofsted 'What Deputy and Assistant Heads need to know' document click here