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Leading Youth Work

Celebrating Youth Work Week 2023

Voices from the Field: Rachel Simmonds

Leading from the Middle: Middle Leaders in Wales conference 30 March 2023

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National Academy for Educational Leadership

Leadership Unlocked: Dr Paul Thomas

Dr Paul Thomas, Co-Director / Founder, DNA Definitive

Leadership Unlocked: Professor David Hopkins

Professor David Hopkins, Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Bolton and Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University College London and the University of Nottingham.

Leadership Unlocked: Professor Alma Harris
International Blether: ‘Shining a Light on Middle Leadership’

A Tri Nations Collaboration between the Centre of School Leadership, Ireland, Education Scotland and the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales.

Leadership Unlocked: Cerys Furlong

Cerys Furlong is Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg Wales’s leading economic development agency for women and charity that campaigns for gender equality.

Leadership Unlocked: Dai Rees

Dai is an authentic, humanistic, and values driven leader with 22 years of practical experience in senior strategic leadership roles at all levels of the education sector as well as professional sporting environments.

Leadership Unlocked: Professor Damian Hughes

Professor Damian Hughes is an international speaker and bestselling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.

Leadership Unlocked: Benna Waites & Dr Adrian Neal

Benna Waites, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Head of Psychology, Counselling and Arts Therapies and Dr Adrian Neal, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Well-being for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Leadership Unlocked: Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto and is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative.

Leadership Unlocked: Meilyr Rowlands

This episode features Meilyr Rowlands, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

In Conversation – The Value of Asymmetric School Weeks

The Value of Asymmetric School Weeks considers the impact of asymmetric arrangements on two schools; Treorchy Comprehensive School and Pembroke Dock Community School.

Insight Series: System Leadership

The Academy Associates and Professor Alma Harris explore what system leaders and system leadership means to them and the Welsh education system.

Leadership Unlocked

Leadership Unlocked is the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales' webinar series. It is a professional learning programme that explores leadership in Wales and its educational context.

Leadership Unlocked: Professor Stephen Heppell

Stephen was a schoolteacher for more than a decade and has been a professor since 1989. He has worked with governments around the world, international agencies, schools and communities.

Leadership Unlocked: Major Marcus Heslop

Major Marcus Heslop is a regular serving officer in the Royal Tank Regiment. Born into a military family, his entire life has been shaped by public service and the army values and standards.

Leadership Unlocked: Professor Laura McAllister CBE, FLSW

Laura is Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre. Her research centres on Welsh politics, devolution, electoral reform, and gender.

Leadership Unlocked: Professor Mick Waters

Professor Mick Waters has worked at national policy level with the Welsh Government offering advice and support and has been instrumental in the development of the professional standards for teaching and leadership.

Leadership Unlocked: Steve Munby

Steve Munby is a self-employed consultant and speaker on leadership and on system reform, working with governments and with groups of schools around the world.

In conversation with Professor Stephen Heppell

Professor Stephen Heppell & current educational leaders in conversation exploring ‘learning has escaped’, ‘well-being first’ and the ‘legacy of the COVID-Kids’.

Leadership Unlocked: Dr Beatriz Pont

Dr Beatriz Pont, Senior Policy Analyst with the OECD, has worked on education policy reforms and school leadership internationally.