The Purbeck School hosts the Dorset Aspiring Leaders Conference

With leadership at the forefront of people’s minds this week The Purbeck School hosted a ‘Dorset Aspiring Leaders Conference’. Head Boy, Josh Turner at The Purbeck School devised and organised a leadership conference to inspire and encourage strong leadership skills in young people. Over 60 sixth form students from 15 schools across Dorset joined the conference to listen to inspirational professional leaders discuss their roles, their views and advice on excellent leadership. Debbie Fleming, Chief Executive of Poole Hospital was the first speaker on leadership skills in the NHS, followed by Mike Campey an ex Royal Marines Commando and current teacher at The Purbeck School who presented a talk about challenge and leadership. The Southern Universities Network sponsored lunch was followed by 2 interactive sessions; J.P Morgan hosted a session on the world of finance and how to be a leader; the RNLI conducted a 

session on a rescue scenario and how the leader and team work together to achieve a successful rescue . The conference concluded with a talk from the Chief Constable of Dorset Police, James Vaughan discussing ‘leading in difficult circumstances’.

The students were challenged by both the activities and the talks to help prepare them for their future careers.

“it was fantastic, really interesting – I have learnt such a lot”

“I have really enjoyed working and talking to students from different schools”


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