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Organising conferences at Newton Prep

35,000+ Books owned and circulated by the Newton Prep library Over 640 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School

We are capable of hosting and running - and catering for - large conferences here at Newton Prep, what with our capacious auditorium and airy dining room... 

In March this year, we were excited to host over 170 delegates for our 'Empowering Women in Education Leadership' Conference.Together with our Head, Alison Fleming, our local MP and friend, Jane Ellison, welcomed Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan MP, who opened the conference with a fascinating comparison between the domination of the teaching industry by women teachers and the domination of school leadership teams by male Heads.  We had a terrific line-up of speakers, including Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Shami Chakrabarti. Feedback from delegates afterwards showed what a worthwhile topic it was, with some teachers telling us how it had inspired them to pursue leadership opportunities they might otherwise have shied away from - and others going on to pursue the topic by setting up further conferences of their own. Newton Prep also showed itself off well, with particular mention being made of the friendliness of both staff and pupils.

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 How the day was structured:

 

  • ·         9.15-9.45 - Registration Tea & Coffee served in Multispace.
  • ·         9.40 – Speakers & Delegates in to Auditorium; Year 8s into Balcony until 10.20am
  • ·         9.45 – ‘Welcome to Battersea’ Intro by Jane Ellison MP
  • ·         9.50 – Intro & Welcome by Alison Fleming, Headmistress of Newton Prep
  • ·         9.55 – Opening address by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP (10 mins)
  • ·         10.05 – Q&A session with NM
  • ·         10.20 – Coffee (NM to mingle; departing 10.30-10.45am)
  • ·         11.00 – The Practicalities of Empowerment: Dr Linda Papadopoulos
  • ·         11.15 - Q&A session with Dr Linda
  • ·         11.50 – In conversation: Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Shami Chakrabarti
  • ·         12.35 – Lunch in the Dining Room
  • ·         1.35 – Headteacher Q&A: Bernice McCabe, Head NLCS
  • ·         2.20 – Closing remarks by Alison Fleming & Jan Hilary, Head of St George’s
  • ·         2.45pm – Tea & Coffee in the Multispace, delegates free to depart

 

 

 

 

35,000+ Books owned and circulated by the Newton Prep library Over 640 Number of pupils who currently study at Newton Preparatory School