Spring term 2021 - primary headteacher meetings

Thursday 25th February 2021

The spring term Primary Headteacher meetings will be held in March as usual but they will be online as a result of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdown. The dates and Zoom invitations are below.

You are likely to want to attend your local meeting, but if the date doesn’t work for you please do attend any of the other meetings. There is no need to book the morning meeting, just join using the link, and please type your name into the chat box, so that we can keep a record of attendees.

The dates of the meetings are:

NORTH -EAST       Wednesday 3rd March    

The Zoom link for the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82897759546?pwd=NS8rMmw1aXFVcFFIa3p3UFhOY0FWUT09
Meeting ID: 828 9775 9546
Passcode: 703923                 

SOUTH         Thursday 4th March
Meeting ID: 858 5183 1801
Passcode: 280334

WEST          Wednesday 10th March
Meeting ID: 830 8028 3208
Passcode: 891427

MID               Thursday 11th March
Meeting ID: 827 9866 6030
Passcode: 058739

We will start the meeting with an update from Clare Kershaw and her team, along with a safeguarding and headteacher wellbeing update from Jo Barclay. After a break mid-morning, there will be a short EPHA slot, and we will then be joined by Paul Dix, who will give the following presentation:

The Big Squeeze

Re-establishing Culture and Climate is a priority when everyone returns to school. Paul will work with you to draw up the song sheet everyone will sing from. The Big Squeeze will pull your team tighter together, map out planned consistencies and create a calm purposeful return to classrooms. 

Paul Dix has been working with the most difficult behaviours in the most challenging urban schools and colleges for the last 25 years. As a teacher he worked in East London, Nuneaton and Birmingham. Paul founded Pivotal Education and was a founding member of The TBAP Trust transforming behaviour, teaching and learning in schools and colleges in the UK and internationally.

Paul has advised the Department for Education on Teacher Standards, given evidence to the Education Select Committee and carried out extensive work with the Ministry of Justice on Behaviour and Restraint in Youth Custody.

His book ‘When The Adults Change, Everything Changes’ has sold more than 100,000 copies and been the catalyst for change in thousands of schools worldwide.  Paul is co-founder of Teacher Hug Radio and his new book ‘After the Adults Change: Achievable Behaviour Nirvana’ will be published next month. 


I have attached this term’s EPHA newsletter, which includes dates for EPHA meetings and conferences in the year ahead. 

Last but not least, the minutes of the EPHA AGM and Executive meeting(s) held on 21st January are now available on the EPHA website. The links are:

EPHA Executive minutes

EPHA Executive meeting with LA Officers


Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any more information about these or other EPHA matters at pam@langmead.me.uk

I look forward to seeing you at the meetings.

Pam Langmead
EPHA Professional Officer

Pam Langmead