Our SELMAS committee meeting today flagged up lots of interesting forthcoming developments: our Young People’s conference on 31st October, our annual conference on 19th November and there was also talk about what we might do for our next forum in spring 2014. The BELMAS conference in Edinburgh was obviously a highlight for many of the committee members and there was talk of the spin-off gatherings from that event which included Ignite! and the BELMAS teachmeet as being particularly inspirational. We have lots of work to do in the forthcoming months to make sure that our events go to plan and maximize leadership impact on learning, but we wondered if anyone might be interested in a Leadmeet-teachmeet gathering on the back of some of the planned events we have coming up in session 2013-14. Please get in touch with your thoughts via @SELM4S or comments on the blog. Read more about teachmeets in this great blogpost from Iain Hallahan, teacher and teachmeet enthusiast in Glasgow – thanks Iain. You can follow him on twitter as @don_iain
This year’s BELMAS Conference is being held in Scotland. Colin Russell, recently retired Headteacher at Dean Park PS in Balerno, is chairing the conference. It takes place at the Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh from 12 – 14 July and BELMAS has introduced much more practitioner-based content for school leaders this year. Not least is the TeachMeet run by Ross McGill who has had over 146,000 attending his sessions and has about 16,000 following his regular blog. There will be an extended TeachMeet session on Saturday 13 July from 3 – 5pm.
Attendance at the TeachMeet is free and registration is done through this TeachMeet site. Those wishing to attend any of the other presentations, workshops or IGNITE! sessions can register for these as either day delegates or fully residential delegates on the BELMAS conference website (and also attend the TeachMeet). More details on the TeachMeet can be found here.
BELMAS can also be contacted via
Richard Davis,Business Manager BELMAS, Northchurch Business Centre, 84 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 2DW
Tel: +44(0)114 279 9926
Fax: +44(0)114 279 6868