Head of Harrop Fold School (as seen on Channel 4's 'Educating Greater Manchester')
One of the UK’s most influential Leadership authorities, with a unique multi-sector viewpoint on creating innovative and sustainable change that can help prepare and empower individuals and teams for our ever-changing world.
Drew is a highly in-demand speaker at conferences and leadership events, both regionally and nationally, on the concept of ‘multi-sector’ approaches to leadership. His unique view and approach have positioned him as an innovative leadership coach and facilitator. He has a wealth of experience through his coaching of and work alongside leaders within Education, the Police, the National Health Service, professional sport and international businesses. This extensive network of partnerships has led to the implementation of Drew’s philosophies and concepts across a range of customer-focused organisations.
As an Executive Headteacher, Drew leads on a programme of school improvement and coaching with other Headteachers and leaders from various sectors. During the first year of his career, he won the prestigious ‘Teacher of the Year’ award, which recognised him as an outstanding classroom practitioner with a focus on behaviour management. Drew was appointed as Headteacher at Harrop Fold School in 2009/10 and led the school through a sustained journey of improvement; including the raising of results to the best in the school’s history and two ‘Good’ Ofsteds.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FILM). In recognition for his work with children, young people and families Drew was invited to Buckingham Palace.
Lessons from the Edge of Education
Opening Keynote: 09.45 - 10.30, Keynote Theatre
In the 21st Century the rulebook has gone, experts have been sidelined and the expectations of society seem to change on a daily basis… so how can we still deliver excellent leadership in our schools?
Our opening keynote speaker is Drew Povey, the inspirational Head of Harrop Fold School, recently thrust into the public consciousness by the Channel 4 series ‘Educating Greater Manchester’.
Anyone that is familiar with his creative and dynamic style of leadership will know that Drew is passionate about building positive learning environments and driving sustainable change. His unique multi-sector perspective has helped him to develop a unique range of tools, methodologies and philosophies that encourage high performance and maximise the potential of teachers and pupils alike – which he’ll be sharing in this energetic opening session.