Best Practice Conferences

National Metacognition in Schools Conference: London

September 23, 2022

This one-day conference will describe what metacognition actually looks like and means in the classroom, and across your primary or secondary school. Relevant to all staff involved with leading, planning or delivering teaching and learning in schools, it will offer practical examples, insights and case studies to help you discover, select, and implement effective techniques. The event takes place on Friday 23rd September in central London. It will offer 15 practical sessions, all of which will provide ideas and strategies that can be implemented in your classroom and across your school. Find the full programme at All enquires to SecEd and Headteacher Update editor Pete Henshaw via

Inclusion & SEN: Birmingham

November 25, 2022

The SEND & Inclusion in the mainstream classroom conference will support teachers, school leaders and SENCOs with inclusive practice with Taking place on Friday, November 25, in Birmingham the event features keynote presentations from Jean Gross CBE and Dr Pooky Knightsmith.

A further 12 practical workshops will offer advice and ideas for how mainstream teachers can ensure SEND students are fully engaged and supported in the classroom. The event, which is relevant to both primary and secondary colleagues, will also offer general advice for effective whole-school inclusive practice.

There are sessions addressing specific types of need such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, DCD, SEMH, and behavioural needs.

It will also offer advice to support SENCOs with their practice, plus tips to help SENCOs prepare for Ofsted inspection.

For details, visit All enquires to SecEd and Headteacher Update editor Pete Henshaw via

National Curriculum Design Conference: Birmingham

January 17 to 19, 2023 (Online Only Event)

Our popular curriculum design conference series continues with an online event in January 2023. A total of 15 sessions running across three days (from 2pm to 5:15pm each day), will focus on key elements of curriculum design. A theme running through this event will be diversity, equality and inclusion within the curriculum. We will also consider responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and meeting Ofstedā€™s curriculum inspection requirements. The full programme is available via All enquires to SecEd and Headteacher Update editor Pete Henshaw via

15th National Pupil Premium Conference: Birmingham

March 2023

The programme for this event will be available by December 2022. All enquires to SecEd and Headteacher Update editor Pete Henshaw via

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