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Practical strategies for independent schools conference 2023

September 21- 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Practical Strategies Conference 2023

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for this year’s ‘Practical Strategies for Independent Schools’ Conference, on Thursday 21 September at the Royal Society.

Thursday 21 September 2023


9.30am - 4.00pm

Independent Schools

£295 + VAT

The Royal Society, London

As always, VWV’s strategy conference for independent schools will be a lively and informative day for school leaders – governors, heads and bursars alike – to discuss the key strategic issues facing the sector and appropriate practical responses to them.

Throughout the conference there will be 3 linked themes and a host of expert speakers, listed below:

Political and economic risk

Julie Robinson
Chief Executive of the ISC

Barney Northover
Head of Independent Schools Sector, VWV

Arun Kanwar
Managing partner of strategy consultants, Cairneagle

Antony Spencer
CEO Mill Hill School Foundation

Innovation, tech and AI

Tom Thacker
Chief Education Officer at Century Tech

Mark Steed
Consultant, experienced principal/CEO and former Chair of the ISC’s digital strategy group

Gary Henderson
IT Director of Millfield and member of ISC’s digital strategy group

People and cultures

Chloe Grobbler
HR Director at Cheltenham Ladies College

Alice Reeve and Tabitha Cave
Partners at VWV


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Can I just take a minute to congratulate the entire team on yesterdays event – it was absolutely superb.

Amazing speakers, huge diversity of topics, fresh & up to the minute information.                                                               

Please ensure I am sent advance notice of next years event – I would hate to miss it. Absolutely superb.

Previous Practical Strategies Conference Attendee

We hope you are able to join us

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September 21
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


The Royal Society
London, SW1Y 5AG