Residential Leadership Conference

Established in 2014, the Inspiring Leaders residential School and MAT Leaders Conference is exclusively available to partners and alumni of Inspiring Leaders. Bringing together this community each year a provides unique occasion to collaborate and share practice with like-minded colleagues and to be inspired and reinvigorated as school and MAT leaders.


‘This event is the first thing in my CPD calendar each year, for me and my leadership team. Every year I come away feeling inspired and ready to take on the world.’

Partnership Headteacher

About our conference

Our two-day residential conference is now in its ninth year and is considered a key CPD event for our partners who value the opportunity to share and network with colleagues from across the Inspiring Leaders community. The conference is designed and curated by our partners ensuring we provide our leaders with the right learning to inspire their thinking.

In times of change, now more than ever it is essential that school leaders have clear aims and philosophy, a vision for their schools and rise to the challenges our system presents. Our Conference gives leaders a clearly defined space and time to think, discover, explore, share and rejuvenate with like-minded people from across the region.

Through a programme of internationally recognised key notes, quality workshop leaders and local research informed practice, we aim to support delegates to develop and clarify this vision.

Past keynote speakers have included Dylan William, Kriss Akabusi, Matthew Syed, Maggie Alphonsi, Saeed Atacha, Sir John Jones, Steve Munby, Steve Radcliffe, Andy Buck, Mary Myatt, Estelle Morris, James Kerr, Laura McInerley and Alex Quigley.


2023 Residential Leadership Conference

This year’s conference focuses on excellence in culture, as we seek to learn from those working within and beyond the education sector, providing inspiration for all leaders from our schools and MAT community. Our staff and pupils deserve the very best, and our aim at this year’s conference is to enable leaders to learn from successful individuals and teams who have achieved excellence in their work.

This year’s confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Owen Eastwood – Author of ‘Belonging, the ancient code of togetherness’
  • Andy Wolfe – Executive Director of Education – The Church of England
  • Mark Gallagher – Formula 1 motor racing executive
  • Katharine Birbalsingh – Headteacher at the Micheala School

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In 2o23, the event takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester, Smith Way Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester LE19 1SW England

The hotel is ideally located for all our partners to access and has some excellent facilities available to use by our guests.



Our conference sponsors

Our sponsors help to make this event a reality. We are thrilled to be supported by some wonderful partners who work closely with our schools and MATs to support their smooth running.

Booking your place

This years Leadership Conference will take place 9th & 10th November 2023

To book your place please contact our team and we will send you a booking link.

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