Academics from the Hertfordshire Business School are hosting a free, non-partisan, event to share emerging findings from research into Headteachers’ perspectives on academisation from across Hertfordshire.

Headteachers’ Forum – Academisation in Hertfordshire

You are cordially invited to join us to explore these findings in relation to your own context, reflect on your own experiences and share suggestions, comments and opportunities for practitioners and policy makers.

8:30-9:00 – Arrival and registration

9:00-10:00 – Emerging findings from a study of experiences, challenges and management of the academisation agenda – the Headteachers’ perspective

10:00-11:15 – Headteachers’ Forum – Discussion groups exploring shared experiences on themes addressed by the research:

  • Key challenges regarding academisation facing Hertfordshire schools
  • Managing local, regional and national strategy drivers in Hertfordshire school
  • Addressing the “wicked problems” facing schools across Hertfordshire

Tea and coffee break

11:45-12:30 – Plenary – Key Messages for Stakeholders

12:30 - Optional hot buffet lunch and opportunity for further discussion

13:30 - Depart

For catering purposes please select the ticket that indicates whether you will be joining us for lunch.


Fielder Centre

Hatfield Avenue


AL10 9TP