High calibre, inspirational, deep thinking and engaging are just some of the ways educators have described being in the company of Sir John Jones when he discusses education and how best to ‘make a difference to student learning’.

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Following the success in 2016 of Sir John Jones and the Rural Youth Ambassadors co-hosting the Rural Education Conference, John is returning in June for four regional forums and one Melbourne based forum.

The Forums:

These forums will focus on the theme:

“Making a Real Difference to Student Learning”

Through these engaging forums, educators will be reminded of the tremendous power they have to transform lives and also explore how their role will have to adapt to a rapidly changing world – indeed one that does not yet exist.

Change is mandatory but growth is optional.

John Dewey said:

“if we teach our children today the way we taught them yesterday then we will deprive them of their tomorrow.”

While exploring some new thinking around free learning, growth mindsets, school in the cloud and expeditionary learning, Sir John will underpin his message with a reminder that while children will forget most of what we make them think they will never forget how we made them feel.’

His inspirational, engaging, and compelling reflections, learnings and stories will have you laughing, crying, challenged, and most importantly inspired to make a difference for the children and young people within your education communities.

So, bring your leadership team, or your whole staff, to one of these outstanding and highly engaging forums, facilitated by one of the worlds most sort after engaging, and inspiring education leaders and presenters.

To be held in late June across five Victorian locations, Sir John will facilitate these forums in:

  • Ballarat on Monday, 26th June
  • Wodonga on Tuesday, 27th June,
  • South Gippsland on Wednesday, 28th June,
  • Mildura on Friday, 30th June,
  • Melbourne on Thursday, 29th June in partnership with the Independent Schools Association of Victoria

In addition, Sir John will be involved in series of workshops and forums throughout South Australia during the week from 3rd to 7th July where the Country Education Partnership has formed a partnership with the South Australia Areas Schools Leadership Association.

Sir John Jones:

Working most of his life in ‘challenging’ schools across the north-west of England, his last post was as the Head Teacher at one of England’s lowest performing schools. As Head Teacher, John was able to turn this around, transforming student achievement levels and outcomes as well as teacher performance and well-being. jj2

Sir John Jones’ achievements and reputation for straight talking leadership and creativity led him to be invited onto various organisations, panels and think tanks including the UK’s National College for School Leadership, the DfES’ Leadership Development Unit, the Teacher Development Agency’s National Remodelling Unit and visiting posts with both Manchester and Liverpool Universities.

He has become highly regarded and highly sought after as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring educational speakers, oozing both passion and a sound academic foundation.


For the Workshops in Wodonga, South Gippsland and Mildura:

  • CEP Financial Members:              $ 200.00 pp
  • CEP Non Financial Members:       $ 250.00 pp.

For the workshop in Ballarat (NB – this workshop is from 9am until 1pm)

  • CEP Financial Member:              $  150.00 pp
  • CEP Non Financial Members:   $  180.00 pp

Special Rates will be provided for teams wanting to attend and also for whole of staff attendance.

NB: Registrations for the Melbourne workshop is undertaken through the Independent Schools Victoria website.

Price for Melbourne forum set by Independent Schools Victoria.

More Information and Registration

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