The impact of policy on leadership practice: growing a research agenda

The Impact of Policy on Leadership Practice: Growing a Research Agenda (IPLPR) event is convened to bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers across the five nations of the United Kingdom and Ireland to discuss the impact of educational policy on leadership practice. The aim of the event is to gain a clearer direction regarding a timely, relevant and collaborative research agenda for educational leadership.

This event has been organized by a steering group bringing together representatives from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including the support of the Scottish Centre for Educational Leadership, and has been designed to complement a seminar series run in 2018/2019 by the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS). Whilst BELMAS will focus on conceptualizing policy, the BERA event will cover the implications of such policy landscapes for practice and hence for valuable research going forwards.

The event starts with a TeachMeet on Thursday 13th September evening to feed into a day of lightning presentations and workshops which bring together national perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of contemporary policy for educational leadership on Friday 14th September 2018.


09.00 Registration and Refreshments
10.00 Welcome and Introductions
10.15 Keynote Panel
10.45 Q&A 
11.00 Workshop on: opportunities
11.30 Break
12.00 Workshop on: challenges
12.30 Workshop on: evidence requirements
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Feedback from Plenary
14.55 Completion of evaluation forms
15.00 Close of meeting



BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.

  • Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £50 towards travel, and complimentary registration for the event.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 200 word statement on why you want to attend this event. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once approved you will be sent details of how to register online. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.

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