Crash Course in Crisis Comms for School Leaders


The session will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from a former journalist and Government media adviser the essential practical information they need to handle the kinds of crises that can affect those in the education sector. Ollie will explain how journalists open up news angles and the narratives they want to tell. It will be an interactive session that will provide advice on the importance of story-telling, will set out the golden rules of handling tough media interviews, and how to stick to your key messages. Ollie will also run mock interviews.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.