After working on the conference for a while, I am very pleased to release the details for #TLAB14. The theme  is ‘Multipliers’ – tapping the genius inside our schools by working with students/colleagues.  Essentially, it is the idea that when you work with a ‘multiplier’ or are one, the capacities of those around you are significantly enhanced. Based on the work of Liz Wiseman who wrote the original Multipliers’ book and the education focussed version ‘The Multiplier Effect’ with Elise Foster, it provides a positive setting for a stimulating day of discussion and learning.

The real bonus for us is that Elise has agreed to open the conference and will be leading a workshop on educational leadership. Closing the day will be Dr Andy Williams, Head of Holmfirth High School.

We also have a range of workshops led by excellent educators from around the country and from different sectors. Speakers/workshop leaders include:

  • Cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore;
  • History teacher and textbook author Dale Banham;
  • Kevin Brown, Head of Menorah Grammar;
  • Dr John d’Abbro, Head of New Rush Hall Group

A list of current workshops can be seen here:


We have also taken on board the feedback from the last conference and have a few new things to offer including a crèche and the day has been adjusted so there are two keynotes and three workshops with the latter being extended to allow more thinking/learning time.

What we have not changed is the size of the conference and the belief that everyone should have a great time. Despite selling all 250 tickets and requests for more, we always wanted to create something that felt comfortable and not too large.

The price for all of the above plus breakfast, lunch and refreshments is £50. Once again, the event is not-for-profit and sponsorship is invaluable to running the event. We would like to thank Rising Stars for their initial support. If you or your company would like to support #TLAB14 via sponsorship, get in touch.

Tickets are not on sale yet so if you would like to register your interest, please email  events@berkhamstedschool.org. If you are considering the crèche, please supply the age of the child as this will help us tailor our offering to you.

I look forward to seeing you in March for what will be a very exciting day!

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