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Vic Goddard

Vic Goddard is the Principal of Passmores Academy and star of the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 documentary Educating Essex. He is a proud South Londoner, having been raised on a council estate then going on to train as a PE teacher and eventually becoming the nation’s best-loved Headmaster thanks to his undeniable dedication to his school and the young people inside it.

Watch Vic Goddard on Channel 4 - Educating Essex.

Read Vic’s article ‘Is your leadership child-centred?’ on SecEd’s website.

Vic Goddard’s Teacher Blog for The Guardian Online.

Read Vic’s interview with The Guardian Education April 2014.

Read Vic’s interview with The Sunday Telegraph May 2014.

See an extract from Vic’s book in the TES.

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Publications by Vic Goddard

The Best Job In The World

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Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

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TEDxNorwichED- Attendee News- Issue 1

February 21 2017

TEDxNorwichED- Attendee News- Issue 1
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Hi <<First Name>>

Welcome to the first edition of TEDxNorwichED's 2017 attendee news.   We'll be emailing over the coming weeks with exciting updates, important information and sneaky looks into what you have in store on 18th March. 

In this edition:-

General Update
Confirm your information.
A message from a partner. 
Key event details.
Introducing our speakers (Part 1)

A Quick Update.

Preparations for the event are in full swing, and our volunteer team of organisers are working flat out to gie you the best experience possible. 

We have now totally SOLD OUT of tickets.   The only way people can now join you on the day is by volunteering as part of our hosting team.  Do you have any friends who may be interested?  Point them in the direction of this form if so!

Please check your information.

Once of the key things we are doing at the moment is finalising the 'trademark' TEDx lanyards and badges, as well as making the final preparations for our catering.  This means we need to confirm that all the information you have submitted is correct.   

The information we have for you is below.   Any blank lines mean we don't hold this information (that's fine of course).      If you need to make any changes, please reply to this email by Friday 24th Feb.

If you have more than one registration using the same email address, then you will only see one attendees details below.   If we have suspected an issue or duplication with the second (or third) attendee registered with your address, we have already emailed you. 

First Name    <<First Name>>
Last Name     <<Last Name>>
Job Title          <<Job Role>>
Dietary Requirments  <<Dietary Requirements>>

A message from OPEN Youth Trust

Did you know that without our partners, TEDxNorwichED tickets would cost £55 each?   We are lucky to have a dedicated group of partners behind us, who are contributing in many different ways to make the event a success.   They all align with the theme for the event, and it's wonderful to have them on board. 

We wanted to share a quick message from one of our Principal Partners- OPEN- with you below. 

A message from  Gordon-Saker, CEO, OPEN Youth Trust
OPEN is delighted to be a principle partner for TEDxNorwichED 2017.  We have been inspiring young people for a decade, giving them the confidence and life skills to follow their own path in life and find meaningful careers through participation, learning, employability and progression. 
Working in partnership with primary and secondary schools, our extra-curricular enrichment programmes are specially tailored to help young people who might be disadvantaged, marginalised or suffering from low self-esteem, those challenged by poor literacy or communication skills or individuals struggling with transition, whilst re-engaging with those who may have fallen into intervention. We work with schools in Norwich or, through outreach, can create programmes for those whose children might be affected by rural isolation.
Our Drop In hub on Castle Meadow offers a space where young people can meet, make friends, use our café and gym, enjoy a range of activities such as climbing, dance, music, drama, cookery, boxing and martial arts or join in workshops. Eat Well (healthy eating on a budget), Life Hack (helping with practical stuff such as laundry, cleaning, banking, PAYE and insurance) and Work Ready (job search, CVs, interview technique, feeling and looking the part) are all designed to help them make the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood, delivered in an environment where they are not judged, no matter who they are, where they come from or whatever their back story.  
Our plan is to be self-sustainable so that, rather than competing with other charities and relying exclusively on donations and grants, the young people whom we serve will benefit directly from every penny of profit generated by our multi-purpose venue located right in the heart of Norwich city centre. With a range of quality, versatile spaces and recognised as having the most up to date technical equipment for live music and conferences, every event, meeting or banquet offers a compelling proposition for any organisation interested in corporate social responsibility, whilst fulfilling any communication or commercial objective.
This year’s theme is very close to OPEN’s heart, so we are hugely looking forward to TEDxNorwichED, learning from some inspiring speakers and spreading our own brand of inspiration for future generations.
You can find out more about our work by visiting www.opennorwich.org.uk

Key event information

Tickets:-  Will be emailed to you a week before the event.  You must bring this with you on your phone (or printed out) to gain entry.  For safety and security reasons, no ticket will mean no entry.    Tickets are non-refundable.

Arrival:-   Our doors will open for breakfast and to our 'Be Inspired' zone (full of fun things to try)  from 9am, with the auditorium program starting at 9:45am.  Please do arrive in plenty of time, and aim to arrive no later than 9:30am.   We will not be able to admit you before 9AM.   

Catering:-  Included in your ticket price is a hot breakfast, lunch and two-afternoon snacks, as well as all the tea, coffee and juice you can drink. 

Meet our speakers.

We are lucky to have a amazing group of 26 speakers (plus a few surprises) in store for you.  These have been working since November on their TEDx talk, and were selected from over 105 high quality applications- you really do have the best of the best!

Over the next few issues, we will be sharing some of the information about our speakers- so check out their information below.  
That's all for now! 
We look forward to seeing you on the 18th March!

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Don't miss out on your chance to be inspired at TEDxNorwichED 17

February 15 2017

Don't miss out on your chance to be inspired at TEDxNorwichED 17
Last chance to get tickets!
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Hi <<First Name>>

I hope you are having a great week, and for those of you on half term, that you are enjoying a break from the usual routine!

We've sold 95% of our tickets for TEDxNorwichED 2017 so far.  

Hundreds of people are looking forward to a day full of inspiration, fun and networking on 18th March 2017, as they hear a wide range of speakers talking around the theme of Inspiring Generations.

But, <<First Name>>,  it looks like you aren't joining us at the moment? 

You've only got a few days left to get your ticket.

We've managed to open up some extra capacity so that even more people can attend- so why not grab your ticket today?    We have to close down registrations on Sunday evening- so  don't delay.

Get your ticket now

As a reminder, at TEDxNorwichED 2017 you will...

  • Hear from 25+ varied and inspirational speakers on a wide range of topics, all related in some way to our broad theme of Inspiring Generations.   We've got the famous, the unknown and those in-between- but all are working hard on how to share their 'idea worth sharing' with you.
  • Get to explore our Inspiration Zone- a hands-on and pratical area where you get to have fun!   Thanks to our partners,  you'll get a chance to make rockets, 3D model, get messy with paint and so much more.  
  • Network and meet with like minded people- we have a broad range of attendees- last year, 6 different projects started because of conversations on the day. 
  • Get fed well- by the amazing The Feed, who'll be supplying breakfast, lunch, and two amazing afternoon snacks. 
Get your ticket now
Need more convincing?  Why not check out the highlights from last years event?
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Check out just some of our speakers and talk titles!
Get your ticket now
That's all for now!

We hope we can look forward to seeing you in person on 18th March!


PS- got this email, but have a ticket- don't worry- you've probably just used a different email address to buy your ticket with than the one we had for you.
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