The sun was shining, the bags were packed and we were on our way to Wellington College’s 9th Annual Head of School Conference. Strolling down the driveway to the school we briefly forgot about the rat race of our London office and enjoyed our beautiful surroundings and the fresh air. Although with our in-house and part time model wanting a photo every 2 minutes it took quite a while to get there!
With just under 50 of the top independent schools in the UK attending we were in for a busy day and we came prepared. We headed to the Old Hall and set-up ready for the mid morning break where refreshments would be served and we could converse with students. We were overwhelmed with the kind words and compliments about our yearbooks and soon they had all gone. Luckily though we had packed enough pens so didn’t run out of them!
Lunchtime was hotly anticipated and the variety of the lunch menu was similar to that of our old offices in surrounding area of Shoreditch; but better, they were all in one place! Spaghetti Bolognese, Fish and Battered Sausage, mushy peas and chips, Sea Bass, jacket potatoes, home made soup, an extensive salad and cold meat selection; the list went on. We were once again spoilt for choice; but the winner, by a small majority had to be the chicken and Mediterranean vegetable skewers. Delightful. Although don’t start us on the exceptional puddings…
Our top words of wisdom from the day:
The power of 3: (Not the phone company!)
Jane Lunnn, Head teacher at Wimbledon High School spoke about the proficiency of public speaking highlighting examples of the good and, not so good speeches from the political spectrum. The. Power. Of. The. Pause. And the magic 3, repeating the key points three times to ensure that the audience have understood and remember the talk talk talk.
We want to say a big thank you to Tarla, for organising a great day with inspirational speakers; and a huge thank you again to Wellington College for hosting another great conference.
Until next year, keep leading!