Spring term 2022 - LA update and EPHA meetings

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

The spring term Area Primary Headteacher meetings will be held in March - see dates and venues below – and, for the first time for two years, all of the meetings will be in-person.

We are doing things slightly differently this term:

The LA Education Team update, usually held at the beginning of the termly headteacher meetings, will be held on Tuesday 1st March from 10.00 am – 12 noon
The Zoom link for the LA update is
Meeting ID: 863 6091 3058
Passcode: 675405

We hope that you will be able to dial in, but will record the session for those who aren’t able to be there. There is no need to book – just use the Zoom link to join.

The termly EPHA headteacher meetings are in-person, and will feature a keynote speaker at each event. We hope this will give headteachers a chance to get together with their colleagues for an uplifting, relaxed and engaging mini-conference. The meetings will start at 9.15 am (tea and coffee from 8.45) and will finish with lunch. If you want to use the meeting room to meet colleagues in the afternoon, you will be very welcome to do so.

The dates for the four area meetings are:

North East EPHA –Colchester United Football Stadium  
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 – key note speaker, Professor Mick Waters

South EPHA – Greenwoods Hotel and Spa, Stock 
Thursday 3rd March 2022 – key note speaker, Jonathan Bond

West EPHA – Manor Suite, Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth
Wednesday 9th March 2022– key note speaker, Professor Mick Waters

Mid EPHA – The Lion Inn, Boreham  
Thursday 10th March 2022 – key note speaker, Dame Alison Peacock

You are likely to want to attend your local meeting (and there is no need to book), but if the date doesn’t work for you (or you would like to hear from another presenter) please do let me know, and we will try to accommodate you at an alternative meeting. The spring term newsletter will be circulated at the meetings.

Last but not least, the minutes of the EPHA AGM and Executive meeting(s) held on 20th 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