Conference for Heads 2018

Annual Conference for Heads

19-20 November 2018

The Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London

Inspiring Futures

This year’s Annual Conference for GSA Heads will take place in central London at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch. Discover new ideas, share insights, challenge assumptions, catch up with old friends and above all be inspired.


The Conference will begin at 10am on Monday 19 November and conclude by 4pm on Tuesday 20 November.

Registration will be available from 2pm on Sunday 18 November; there will be a meeting of GSA Boarding Heads from 4pm-6pm and an optional Pre-Conference Dinner at the Amba Hotel on Sunday 18 November.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Lord Robert Winston, Imperial College
  • Sir Anthony Seldon, University of Buckinghamshire
  • Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP
  • Julia Samuel MBE
  • Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade
  • Tom Ilube, Entrepreneur & Educational Philanthropist, Chair & Founder of the African Gifted Foundation

The full conference programme details are available here.

Round Table Sessions

Details of the round table discussion being held on Monday 19 November at 12.15pm can also be found here.. Each speaker will have two, 25 minutes sessions during this time, giving you an opportunity to attend two sessions.

Drop in sessions with ISI Chief Inspector

Do you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about inspections, or the Independent Schools Inspectorate? Kate Richards is available at Conference on Monday 19 November to listen and chat on an informal basis. To register interest, please complete this form. Please note that slots are very limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis and completion of this form does not guarantee your slot.


Corporate Partnerships

We are pleased to invite companies to join us at the conference. Applications are now full but to be added to the waiting list or to receive further information on future partnership opportunities please contact us at