Caroline Bentley-Davies is the author of the best- selling book How to be an Amazing Middle Leader. She has been a Local Authority Adviser,accredited SIP, and she still teaches demonstration G.C.S.E. revision lessons. She has run training in schools across the UK and abroad.
Iesha Small is an experienced school leader, researcher and writer. Her latest book looks at leadership from a very human perspective and she is increasingly in demand to speak on education, leadership and challenging the status quo.
David – or the ‘Real David Cameron’ as we all know him – has a unique view of the educational landscape. His experience stretches from leadership of children’s services at authority level to the classroom, from the development of national educational policy to its implementation in schools.
At a time when leadership models in education seem to be based increasingly on ideas from business, Dave Smith shows that leading a school – and a very successful one at that – takes a very different sort of leadership. For Dave, a good school is an upside down one, one that starts with the people in it.
Vic came to public attention in TV’s Educating Essex and remains a much-loved and highly sought-after headteacher and speaker. He is still a regular on TV for his contributions to the debate at what schools and governments should – and should not do – to bring the best out of all children in their care.
FLOYD WOODROW MBE DCM
You won't find many better examples of how to lead under extreme pressure - and lead with integrity, compassion and a clear sense of values - than Floyd Woodrow. A former SAS Major and a DCM and MBE, he now coaches high-flying business leaders, international sportsmen and women and inner-city school children on how to get the best out of themselves when the going gets tough.