Special Edition - DSLS Annual School Leadership Conference 2022 Update

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DSLS Annual School Leadership Conference
13 & 14 October 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to last month'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 Online Feedback Form 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 DSLS 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.

Adele Bates

Adele Bates

International Behaviour & Education Specialist, Keynote Speaker and Author


Keynote | “Miss, I don’t give a sh*t” - A Whole School
approach to building relationships and supporting pupils with
behaviour needs, in a sustainable way for staff

Presentation Slides

Jim Roberson

Jim Roberson

Discipline Coach, Author and Speaker


Keynote | Relationship Building and Branding
"Your education is your number one key to unlocking a whole world of opportunities."

Presentation Slides


Sam Conniff

Sam Conniff


Author, Entrepreneur and Public Speaker


Workshop | Uncertainty Experts, the science of turning
uncertainty into opportunity

Presentation Slides


Guy Claxton

Professor Guy Claxton


Cognitive scientist by training and author pf over 30 books on psychology and education


Keynote | The Learning Power Approach:
Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves

Presentation Slides


Jamie McDonald aka Adventure Man

Author, Motivational Speaker, Record Breaker


Keynote | Anyone can be a Superhero

No slides available but to purchase Jamie's book, please click here

Jamie McDonald

The Wave Project

DSLS Charity 2022


DSLS's nominated local charity for 2022 was The Wave Project, and we are very pleased to confirm that a total of £1275.20 was raised during the charity dinner and evening entertainment. Due to The Wave Project's participation in The Big Give initiative, this donation has been match-funded resulting in a total donation of over £2500.

A big thank you from DSLS and The Wave Project to everyone who donated so generously.


Wave project thank you

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DSLS Annual School Leadership Conference 2023

12 & 13 October 2023

Saunton Sands Hotel, Nr Braunton, North Devon EX33 1LQ

BOOK ONLINE for the 2023 event and check the DSLS website for regular news and updates. 

One booking form per delegate required. Terms and conditions apply, please see the online booking form for further details.

Details of Conference Programme & delegate pricing to follow.

Target audience: primary and secondary school leaders and other members of the school leadership team

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