Leading with Passion in the 21st Century, Health & Wellbeing Conference

10th Feb 2020

Stockton Borough Council
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
Cost (partner school)
Discounts for Multiple bookings
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10th February 2020

NB: This is a partner event, please contact the provider above regarding booking

Leading with Passion in the 21st Century, Health & Wellbeing Conference with Vanessa Housley, Chief Advisor, Stockton On Tees Borough Council.
Suzanna Prout - Xenonex Ltd
George Fouche - Dare to Inspire
Gill McCleave – Stockton On Tees Borough Council

Monday 10th February 2020
09:00 – 15:30
Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield

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Stockton-on-Tees’ Education Improvement Service is delighted to invite you to Leading with Passion in the 21st Century conference.

This conference aims to:
• Empower senior leaders to manage their own workloads and wellbeing
• Promote effective leadership and management of workload and wellbeing
• Inspire leadership with passion

We are confident this input will support our senior leaders to lead with passion in the 21st century, taking care of their own workloads and well-being.


We are delighted to be able to provide the following key speakers to the conference:

Suzanna Prout - Xenonex Ltd
Suzanna is the Managing Director and Founder of Xenonex. Suzanna launched Xenonex in 2008 after a highly successful career as a Government Advisor and Management Consultant with KPMG LLP and also as a Senior Business Coach coaching Partners and Directors across KPMG LLP’s European Practice.
Regularly presenting to National Conferences, forums and business-related events on developing and embedding coaching cultures to maximise organisational performance, Suzanna is a well-known and respected business mind in this field.
Suzanna is also co-founder of the Northern Coaching Network (NCN). NCN works with organisations in the North to meet their business objectives through attracting, retaining and developing Talent to make the North a great place to live and work.

George Fouche – Dare to Inspire
George Fouche was born in King Williams’s town, South Africa and is the third generation of international professional rugby players whose career spanned 14 years.
In 1999 he left South Africa for the UK but soon into his stay a horrific neck break (which would have brought most people’s playing careers to an end) led to a renewed motivation to make a comeback and he enjoyed a very lucky 7 years in the English Premiership and the Heineken Cup.

He now lives in a rural area of Suffolk and in addition to his highly recommended Rugby Consultancy agency George now spends the majority of his time racing all over the UK in every type of school and institution imaginable delivering his acclaimed shows and workshops sharing his story as an example that dreams can always be fulfilled, everyone possesses the ten key characteristics to being successful and resilience can be learned. George is the UK’s number ONE educational aspirational speaker.

Gill McCleave
Gill McCleave has over 17 years’ experience in school improvement work. She is currently interim Chief Adviser in Stockton-on-Tees and also carries out inspections on behalf of Ofsted.
Gill has worked with leaders in primary schools of all sizes and at all stages in their development. She knows the difference good leaders make – and how challenging it can be to maintain a passion for leading through change. She has a wide range of experience of delivering training to senior leaders, most recently supporting leaders to consider the implications of the new education inspection framework.


The following workshops will be taking place during the afternoon of the conference:

Workshop 1 : Inspiring and influencing others - George Fouche

Workshop 2 : Identifying your own qualities – and sustaining them! - Suzanna Prout

Workshop 3: Managing workload and well-being – one headteachers’ journey - Kerry Coe, Headteacher, St john the Baptist Primary School

NOTE: Qualities in italics are sourced from the National standards of excellence for headteachers January 2015


Hardwick Hall Hotel