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Leading the Way Conference

Added: Mar 15, 2011 | Conferences

Village Hotel, Leeds 6-7 March 2011

The NATT+ conference “Leading the Way” successfully took place on the 6th and 7th March. A intense day saw great presentations and workshops, good debate as well as important networking and catching up with old friends. Those that were able to take up the residency option were able to attend the resources fair on Sunday afternoon and enjoy a meal in the evening with a live Roma band, raffle and speeches.


The resources fair featured many new and existing educational items for sale. The latest, and expanded version of the NATT+ resources catalogue was also available for the first time.

Members can download the conference Presentations.

Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb wrote to say that he was unable to attend the conference in person due to diary pressures, but he provided a short pre-recorded address that delegates were shown on the day. However, Andrea Smith and Angela Overington from the department were in attendance.

Nick Gibb’s video address

The workshops were insightful and valuable. Materials including Margaret Wood’s draft training resources: Pestalozzi Core Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes for all Teachers can be downloaded below.

Anne Walker wasn’t able to attend, but she too, was able to send a message via video.

Anne Walker’s message


  • Nick Gibb video address
  • Rahana Minhas and Denise Tricket (Stephen Lawrence Award)
  • Richard O’Neill (In school projects)
  • Andrea Smith (DfE update)
  • Anne Walker (Research update and group work)
  • Liz Haines (NATT+ website demonstration)
  • Arthur Ivatts

Workshops were run by:

  • Margaret Woods
  • Jenny Patersen & Natalie Stables
  • Malcolm Wilson

The Conference included:

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Workshops, with discussion time built-in
  • Resources Sale
  • Exhibition
  • Question time

There was a chance to order resources and to view new material as well as promote your own, swap ideas and contact details.

Also, there was the usual opportunity to meet other colleagues working in the same environment and a chance to swap examples of good practice.

Conference Quiz

Delegates who took up the residency option at the conference enjoyed a quiz set by Claire Lockwood at the meal on the Sunday before the main event.


Members can download Presentations from the conference.

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