DAPH Update: Special Edition | DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference 2019

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  Autumn term  |  18 October 2019

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DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference

10 & 11 October 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to last week's event at Saunton Sands Hotel. We hope that the keynote speakers left you feeling inspired and reflective - links to further resources as referenced at the event are now available to view/download  below.

Let us know your feedback via the O N L I N E   F E E D B A C K   F O R M if you didn't have the chance to complete a hardcopy version at the event. Your comments and suggestions will be shared with members of the DAPH Executive Committee and will help shape future events. 

This year's Conference Programme and Exhibition Guide is available to view /download and includes details of all the organisations that exhibited on Day 1. Also, check out our list of the Prize Draw Winners, with prizes kindly donated by some of our exhibitors.

Tanya Byron

Professor Tanya Byron BSc., MSc., PsychD., FRSA

Clinical Psychologist, Writer and Broadcaster


The keynote | Resilient kids in an uncertain world (links to referred resources requested, to follow)

Tanya talked about the neurological science behind children’s development, its impact upon behaviour and strategies to support young people; promoting good mental health and high self-esteem and healthy stress coping mechanisms and emotional literacy.

Sandy Newbigging

Sandy C. Newbigging

Bestselling Author, Meditation Teacher and Founder of Calm Academy

During his keynote, Sandy spoke about the common hidden causes of a busy mind and also demonstrated a simple technique that has helped thousands of people to stop over-thinking and enjoy some well deserved mind calm. 

Sandy offers the following services:

  • Keynote speeches on mental health, wellness, meditation, performance and more.
  • Inspiring and informative ‘Mind Calm’ or ‘Master Mind’ talks and day courses (bespoke talks and courses available)
  • One-to-one mentoring using his CALM meditation, Mind Detox and Calmology techniques.

To find out more and to contact Sandy, please visit www.sandynewbigging.com

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Inspirational Speaker and Literacy Advisor


The keynote | The power of everyday heroes

Jaz’s story is one of growing up in the midst of most appalling abuse, poverty and hardship during which she encountered five adults (and, importantly, one pimp) whose belief in her literally saved her life. During the keynote, Jaz shared her fantastic journey of how saying yes first allowed her to progress from council estate and foster care to advising international governments on education policy.

Access free resources from Jaz's VIP Resource Library H E R E

Hywel  Roberts

Hywel Roberts

Travelling teacher, Writer, Humourist


The keynote | Building Botheredness: A Warm Curriculum

In this session, Hywel shared his active research into classroom practice, pedagogy, engagement and creativity, whilst considering how we get children to care about what they’re learning. He also shared genuine examples from his work as a Travelling Teacher.

Further reading  |  Oops - Helping Children Learn Accidentally  and Unchartered Territories - Adventures in Learning

DAPH Charity 2019

This year's chosen charity was Young Devon and we are very pleased to confirm that a total of £1,042.50p was raised during the formal dinner and evening entertainment. A big thank you from DAPH and Young Devon to everyone who donated so generously.

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DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference

Thursday 15 & Friday 16 October 2020 at Saunton Sands Hotel

B O O K   O N L I N E

2 day residential, 2 day sharing residential and 2 day non-residential booking options available. Terms and conditions apply.