Breakout Sessions

Leadership Stream

Morning Breakout Sessions

Holistic Leadership: Head, Heart and Feet! - Chris Holmwood

Character Development - The Cadet Force Contribution - David Critchley


Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Round Square International: A Framwork for Teaching Character - Chris Townsend & Philip Schonken
Founded in 1966, Round Square maintains and facilitates a worldwide network of 160 schools in 40 countries. Those schools share a holistic approach to learning built around six ideals of learning. These include internationalism, democracy, environmentalism, adventure, leadership and service. Membership of the Round Square network offers schools a framework for excellence and continuous improvement, along with structured opportunities to collaborate and share experiences with like-minded peers around the world.
Marginal Gains in Education - Charlie Barker
A look at practical tactics departments can use to maximise pupil performance with minimum impact on teacher time. 
A New Ecology of Learning - Anthony Wallersteiner
Most exams test algorithmic learning and retained memory, but what metric is there to measure creativity, multi-dimensional associative cognition, abstract thinking, spirituality or the development of character? How can we make schools into places of challenge, wonder, excitement, change and reflection which encourage aspiration and creativity in the minds of staff and pupils alike?

Pastoral Stream

Morning Breakout Sessions
Round Square Summer School Experience: Gordonstoun - Craig Donoghue
Affective Social Tracking - James Peppiatt
AS (Affective Social) Tracking is an online assessment, action planning and tracking tool used by schools to guide pastoral leaders and tutors in giving each pupil the right pastoral support at the right time.
Mindfulness - Sarah Bonney O'Connell
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Chimp Management - Dean Coomer & Sabrina Francis
Introduction to the Mind: Developing insight and Emotional Skill in Education.
Housemasters' Panel - Craig SuttonFiona James & Marykate Edwards
Performance Parent Workshops - Dominique Koubovec
The Performance Parenting Workshop is an initiative at Swanbourne House to develop relationships with parents. It involves facilitation of discussion around themes of Growth Mindset and Resilience. The sessions have been for relatively small groups of parents and have been led by Swanbourne parents who have relevant expertise in this area. 

Teaching and Learning Stream

Morning Breakout Sessions
Practical Classroom Strategies for Resilience - Jackie Beere
Education and Technology in 2025 - Paul Griffin
Active & Engaging Teaching in Prep Schools - Katy Dallimore
Tried and tested methods to actively involve all pupils in every lesson, with simple but effective lesson strategies to support choice, collaboration and challenge. The aim being that the pupils work harder than the teacher!
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Generating Resilience and Independence through the EPQ - Michael Rickner
Preparing Children for a Life without Limits - Sophie Banks
A Prep School’s journey to successfully embedding growth mindset and igniting children’s intellectual characteristics in learning.
Classroom Cameras from Different Angles - Will Goldsmith & Jack Palmer
The use of filming for education professionals at different stages in their career.