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We are delighted to announce that Sam will be a key speaker at the Inspiring School Leaders UK Education Conference, 2022.
Speaker bio:
Sam Strickland is the Principal of a large all-through school and has helped to guide its GCSE results from the bottom 20% nationally to the top 20% and A Level outcomes to the top 5% nationally. Sam began his teaching career as a History teacher in Bedfordshire having completed his PGCE in secondary history at the University of Cambridge under Christine Counsell. His career quickly accelerated and he became Head of History and Classics. He then moved on to become a Lead Professional and worked for a SCITT Consortium. During his time as an Assistant Head teacher, he had responsibility for the Sixth Form and led a Post 16 consortium arrangement. Sam also served as a Vice Principal, where he directly oversaw student care, the Sixth Form, the curriculum and served as the safeguarding lead for an entire trust. Sam has served as an Associate Principal, with GCSE and A Level results under his tenure receiving commendation from the DFE, Nick Gibb and the SSAT. The organiser of ResearchED Northampton and author of Education Exposed, Education Exposed 2 and The Behaviour Manual, he is a leading voice in the current conversation in education. He has had educational resources and research published, he regularly delivers courses and keynotes nationally and he has served as a lead facilitator for a variety of NPQs.
You will gain:
  • A clear focus on approaches to behaviour
  • A clear focus on school culture
  • A thought provoking talk that will inspire you to consider your own setting and your own approaches
Brief summary:
This keynote talk will focus on the thorny topic of behaviour. Sam will narrate the journey that was undertaken at Duston to transform behaviour and present a series of considerations for colleagues to consider and hopefully take back to their own settings.
We asked Sam some questions about the day:
What are you most looking forward to?
I am looking forward to taking the time to listen to an array of other professionals speak and share their expertise. 
How do you feel that this conference stands out from others? 
This conference is packed with a variety of professionals from all areas of the sector. 
What is your top tip for school leaders? 
My top tip is to really consider your contextual setting and pay absolute respect to this. In equal measure, I would encourage leaders that, where appropriate, take your time.
What will school leaders take away from your speech? 
Hopefully a sense of how you can positively transform a school. 
How do you want people to feel at the end of your speech? 
Inspired, energised and confident about school leadership.

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