Calling all Heads, Governors and education leaders - join us for a special free leadership event

We recognise that leadership teams are crucial in supporting their science teams and have compiled a special panel discussion and networking event for Headteachers and Governors at our upcoming annual conference in Reading - and are inviting interested headteachers, governors and senior school leaders to join us.

Entitled ‘Recruitment and Retention – Supporting your science team: Insights from the experts’, the event will take place from 2-4pm on Friday 10 January 2020 and will be chaired by Professor Sir John Holman, President of the ASE. Speakers will include Amanda Spielman, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Emma Hubball Head of Teacher Recruitment and Retention at the Department for Education, Dr Sam Sims, Research Fellow at the UCL Institute of Education and author of The Teacher Gap and Alan Gray, Headteacher of Sandringham School. The discussion will be preceded by a keynote from Matthew Newberry, National Lead for Science at Ofsted, from 1pm.

To register, please email your name, position, email, school address to

You can find out more about the conference at The event has over 400 sessions and attracts around 3,000 delegates. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for continuing professional development, networking and sharing best practice for science teachers and technicians.