Headteachers' Conference 2018

Join us on 1 March 2018 for the annual Headteachers' Conference at the RAF Museum, Cosford. 

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"The Combined Cadet Force - a unique partnership for opportunity"

The 2018 conference will examine the unique partnership between CCF schools and Defence. 

Senior representatives from the Ministry of Defence and Department for Education will address delegates and the event will be an excellent opportunity for sharing experiences and discussing CCF matters.  

Headteachers and other members of the senior leadership teams of both established and new CCF schools are invited to attend. 

Conference details and tickets

Date: Thursday 1 March 2018

Timings: The conference will open at 10am; registration and refreshments are available from 9.15am. A buffet lunch is included in the programme and the conference will close at 3.30pm.  

Location: The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford, Shropshire, FT11 8UP (same location as 2017).

Conference Sponsor: The Conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and endorsed by the Department for Education.  

Book your place below using our Eventbrite ticketing system. 

Wheelchair access is present at the venue.

Any queries about the conference can be sent to Allan Hamilton at Headquarters Regional Command via email Allan.Hamilton775@mod.gov.uk 

Outline conference programme

  • Opening key note address – Why education values its nationwide CCF partnership with Defence.
  • Demonstrating the social impact of cadets - The tangible benefits which cadet forces provide to young people, adult volunteers, and the UK.
  • Cadet vocational qualifications – An opportunity for cadets and their adult volunteers to gain recognised qualifications which evidence a host of skills arising from the cadet experience.
  • Cadets and leadership – An insight into the CCF cadet leadership programme.
  • The CCF from a school perspective – How the challenges for schools in running successful contingents can be overcome.
  • The cadet experience – a roundup of opportunities for young people through the CCF. 

Transport and accommodation

Transport is provided from Cosford train station to the event and back to the station at the end of the event. 

When ordering your ticket, make sure you select the appropriate option so a record can be made of who requires transportation. A representative from the CCF will be on hand to greet you at the station.

Those travelling from outside the region and considering staying in a hotel the night before the event, may wish to consider the following located close to Cosford:

Please note that the MOD does not guarantee the suitability of accommodation listed here.

The Park House Hotel
 
Park Street
Shifnal
TF11 9BA
01952 460128
www.parkhousehotel.net

Mercure Telford
 
Castlefields Way
Madeley
Telford
TF7 5DW
01952 680068
www.hotels-telford.com 

Park Inn Telford
 
Forgegate Telford Centre
Telford
TF3 4NA
01952 429988
www.telford.parkinn.co.uk

Patshull Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club
 
Pattingham
WV6 7HR
01902 700100
www.patshull-park.co.uk

The International Hotel
 
St Quentin Gate
Telford
TF3 4EA
01952 521600
www.tihuk.co.uk

Holiday Inn Telford/Ironbridge
 
St Quentin Gate
Telford
TF3 4EH
01952 527000
www.holiday-inn.com/telforduk

Ramada
 
Foregate
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4ND
www.grays.hotel.com

Best Western Valley Hotel
 
Buildwas Road
Ironbridge
Telford
TF8 7DW
01952 432247
www.thevalleyhotel.co.uk

Haughton Hall Hotel and Leisure Club
 
Shifnal
Shropshire
TF11 8HG
Tel: 01952 468300
www.haughtonhall.com

Days Inn
 
Junction 4 M54
Priorslee Road
Shifnal
Telford
TF11 8TG
01952 238400
www.daysinntelford.co.uk

The Mount Hotel
 
Mount Road
Tettenhall Wood
Wolverhampton
WV6 8HL
01902 752055
www.themount.co.uk

Hadley Park House Hotel
 
Hadley Park East
Telford
Shropshire
TF1 6QJ
01952 677269
www.hadleypark.co.uk

Buckatree Hall Hotel
 
The Wrekin
Wellington
Telford
TF6 5AL
01952 641821
www.buckatreehallhotel.co.uk

Premier Wolverhampton North
 
Greenfield Lane
Stafford Road
Wolverhampton
WV10 6TA
00871 527 9184
http://www.premierinn.com

Mercure Goldthorn Hotel Wolverhampton
 
Penn Road
Wolverhampton
WV3 0ER
01902 429216
www.hotels-wolverhampton.com