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Kent headteachers discuss education issues at Hays leadership forum

Hays Education, the leading recruiting expert, hosted an education forum at Bridgewood Manor in Medway, Kent, attracting over 70 headteachers from local primary and secondary schools to discuss current hot topics in education.

The forum gave attendees the opportunity to discuss the pressing issues facing headteachers today. Sir Tim Brighouse, former chief education officer in Oxfordshire and Birmingham and visiting professor at the Institute of Education, and David Cameron, Chair of the York Education Partnership, were the keynote speakers at the event.

The leadership forum was titled ‘Leading in Impossible Times’. During the seminar, Sir Tim and David discussed the challenges that headteachers face and the rewarding experience of working with young people and playing an important role in their lives.

Paul Matthias, Director for Hays Education, commented: “We were pleased to welcome over 70 headteachers from local primary and secondary schools to this event. Sir Tim Brighouse and David Cameron's speeches were highly thought provoking and the feedback from headteachers who attended has been extremely positive.”

For more information and job opportunities in education visit www.hays.co.uk/education

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