Bristol Primary Heads Conference 2019



PHAB Conference will be taking place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March 2019, at the St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Chepstow

In response to feedback from delegates, this year’s conference will begin on Thursday morning and end at lunchtime on Friday.

On Thursday we will be joined by

David Cameron – he is a highly experienced educator and a fantastic speaker, known to all as the ‘Real David Cameron’ to differentiate him from some guy who used to be in the news. He combines an overview of education, from policy making at national level to knowing what makes children tick in a real classroom and everything in between.

Professor Rebecca Allen – she is Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education and has launched a highly successful independent research organisation called Education Datalab. Becky will be talking about her work on Pupil Premium,  school organisation and teacher development

The conference is a valuable chance to spend time with colleague education leaders from across the city. If you are staying as a residential delegate there will be the opportunity for networking with colleagues from 4 pm on Thursday afternoon, while you try your hand at Archery, Laser Clay Shooting, Duck Herding or Segway riding.  We will also have break-out rooms available for groups to book if they have specific work they want to do.

In the evening our informal dinner offers another chance to share experiences with colleagues.

On Friday morning we will be joined by

Nigel Owens -  Now widely acknowledged as the best referee in the rugby union, his working life began as a school caretaker. His perspective on equality, as the first openly gay referee, and his struggles with his sexuality and the bullying faced by young people are thought-provoking.

Steve Munby -  The former CEO of the National College for School Leadership, he  will address the key topics of the day and consider the kind of leadership needed in order to do well for the children in our schools and across our locality.   


The following delegate packages are available:

A: Residential – Both days of conference, activities, dinner and overnight stay

PHAB member - £195   Non-member - £265

B: 2 day non-residential – Both days of conference, including activities, but without dinner and overnight stay

PHAB member - £105    Non-member - £150

C: Single day (Thursday or Friday) – speakers only

PHAB member - £80    Non-member - £105

If you have any questions, please contact or call 01275 266000 for further information.