"It was enormously beneficial for me to talk to experienced heads about a range of issues from building strong teams to improving teaching and learning to embedding successfully culture and ethos."
"The conference has given me the thinking space I needed to reflect on our current practice and realign our actions with my vision for our future."
"As a new Principal who is new to the PTI, I have been inspired, not only by the guest speakers but also by the enthusiasm and passion of leaders to see their projects through."
"The chance to hear about how a very diverse group of schools is grappling with broadly similar issues in developing learning is golden. We've used the project to further develop learning of staff, from which the students have benefited enormously."
"This is my first year but I feel completely inspired! I particularly enjoyed meeting so many women leaders."
"The conference had practical, relevant content that enthuses me to think about my own working practices. It also provided real food for thought and clear thinking space."
"Our project has remanded in that teaching and learning are at the heart of everything that we do. Excellent leadership enables us to remind staff about this every day."
"The benefits of these two days will be reaped over the coming months as ideas and reflections can be introduced and embedded into my school."
"The conference had practical, relevant content that enthuses me to think about my own working practices. However, it also provided real food for thought and clear thinking space. Really helpful."
"The most valuable aspect was sharing experiences and strategies with fellow heads/ school leaders who are not geographically near so no need to be guarded."
"It has helped to give focus and rigour to plans I have already begun to shape."
"The most attractive features of the Schools Leadership Programme are the opportunity to network with other schools who share a vision for excellence. The desire to keep a passion for the subject as well as a passion for the pupils at the centre of the education world in England."
"Learning so much from colleagues in completely different school settings and communities. Inspiring!"
"The Schools Leadership Programme provides the opportunity to meet like minded leaders, share experiences/network, go back to love of subjects for its sake, access to excellent materials and resources."
"The conference provided an opportunity for reflection. Much needed after a busy autumn term."
"As a new head, the conference has reinforced my vision and supported my leadership direction. As a result, this will have lasting effect on my school."
"I really enjoyed the input of non-headteachers talking about aspects of leading education at a more academic level - more please!"
"Speakers were great and networking very helpful - as was the reflection time"