The Education People run a highly successful conference programme across the academic year, covering the latest key topics for educators in early years settings, schools and colleges.

National and internationally renowned speakers provide inspirational keynotes attracting delegates from across the region.  Delegates also have the opportunity to attend interactive and practical workshops, providing resources and strategies to implement back in the workplace.

In the last academic year, over 1,300 delegates attended our conferences which covered a range of topics including:

  • Courageous Leadership
  • A Force For Improvement: Putting The Child First
  • Courageous Clerking
  • Purposeful Practice in Mathematics
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Kent and Medway Enterprise Adviser Network Workshop Conference
  • Safeguarding Conference for Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing - A Whole School Approach
  • Enjoying English: The Child's Entitlement
  • Chairs' Conference 2019 - Chairing for the future.

What do our delegates say?

"A truly inspirational day - thank you."

Headteacher, Maidstone school

"Great ideas to take back to school.  Very inspiring - left feeling excited to implement."

Subject leader, Canterbury school

"Well organised, great opportunities to discuss with delegates from a variety of backgrounds."

Teacher, Ashford school

"Breadth of workshops on offer was excellent!  High quality speakers."

Teacher, Dartford school

"Excellent keynote speakers."

Deputy headteacher, Thanet school

Bespoke conference planning

Conference organising can be time consuming and overwhelming; our service has the specialised knowledge and experience required to take away the hassle and ensure that your event is a success.


We run a bespoke training service which can be tailored to your needs and requirements. This would include an initial planning meeting, booking speakers, delegate management and on the day event management.

Some of our keynote speakers

since 2001. Lindsay provides inspiring and practical training and advice in all aspects of Primary English, ranging from grammar and spelling to drama and the all-important enjoyment of reading.

(over one million users worldwide) and sharing literacy ideas with users around the world for a number of years. He has delivered over 170 high-quality keynotes, professional development conferences and workshops for teachers and for children.

Kes Gray and most notably Dame Jacqueline Wilson. He’s also written around 40 of his own bestselling books including Shark in the Park and Ketchup on Your Cornflakes.

Previously she served as President of the UK Reading Association and the UKLA, a Director of the Cambridge Primary Review Trust and a Trustee of the Poetry Archive and SES.

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educational service.  She currently works as a consultant educational and child psychologist in a range of SEMH and mainstream contexts and for Compass Fostering as a consultant psychologist supporting foster carers, social workers and looked-after children. From 2010 to 2016 she was an academic and professional tutor for the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at the University of East London.  Tina is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council and a full member of the British Psychological Society.  She is also a member of ENSEC (European Network for Social and Emotional Competence) and a former trustee of the Nurture Group Network (NGN) now NurtureUK.

Tina has published more than 100 titles on topics including wellbeing, attachment, emotional literacy, behavioural problems, anger and stress management, critical incidents, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy, loss and bereavement in young people, youth offending and social skills development.

Among her most recent publications are: The Wellbeing Toolkiit for Mental Health Leads in Schools – A Comprehensive Training Resource to Support Emotional Wellbeing in Education & Social Care (2019), The Essential Guide to Using CBT with Children & Young People (2018), Identifying & Supporting Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties (2018), Understanding & Preventing Self-Harm in Schools (2017), The Essential Guide to Using Mindfulness with Children & Young People (2017), all from Hinton House Publishers.

Tina is a regular speaker at both national and international conferences and events and also provides training courses and supervision for school-based staff in both special and mainstream contexts and educational psychology services across the UK and internationally.

lecturer, trainer and author, she develops and shares practical, evidence-informed approaches to promoting mental health – arming health and education staff with the skills, information and knowledge they need to support the children in their care; whilst also working hard to drive collaboration and change at a national and international level amongst politicians and charity, business and service leads.

Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, is the author of five books and is the current vice chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.  She’s also a mum of two who works hard every day to win her own battles against PTSD, anorexia, self-harm and depression.

which provides free resources to teachers and students all around the world, with the aim of making maths more fun and exciting for everyone.

Craig is the host of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, interviewing leading figures from the world of education, such as Dylan Wiliam, Doug Lemov, Daisy Christodoulou and Dan Meyer. He is the co-creator of Diagnostic Questions, a formative assessment website hosting the world's largest collection of high-quality maths diagnostic multiple choice questions, which aims to help students and teachers from all around the world to identify, understand and resolve key misconceptions, and currently has over 20 million answers and explanations.

in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia. He also works with many individual schools, looking at themes of leadership and inspiring communication with both staff and – especially – students.

In the 1990’s he played several leading roles in London’s West End theatre and as a member of the inaugural company at the Shakespeare’s Globe. He has also spoken on leadership and the arts at many business conferences, including at both Harvard and Columbia Business Schools.

life chances of pupils, staff and families in education.  Through the power of her mental health training and therapeutic relationship skills, she has successfully led on the Wellbeing Award for Schools process, resulting in the school being the first nationally to achieve this.

Kelly is a regular blogger and active writer of wellbeing in education and is passionate about creating the conditions under which teachers and pupils flourish.  Her approach in leading school development processes has created outstanding outcomes for all stakeholders in education.