Dorking National Conference - next year

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June 12, 2025
£475 per delegate
9.30am- 4.30pm

We are proposing to hold the next Earwig Ambassador’s National Conference in 2025. It will be held at the beautiful four star Burford Bridge Hotel at the foot of the famous Box Hill in Dorking, Surrey.

The conference will involve discussions and advice on best practise regarding assessment, use of evidence, reporting and benchmarking with a focus on sharing of pedagogy and processes between the Earwig special schools. The networking has proved invaluable at previous conferences leading us to host the conference over two days to maximise each delegate’s opportunity to share ideas and engage with other schools.

There is ample parking at the hotel and Dorking station is a five minute taxi ride away with links to Victoria, Waterloo, Redhill, Gatwick, Brighton, Horsham, Guildford and Reading.

And because we know how hard you all work, we like to make sure there’s a an opportunity for you to relax too, so we’re giving you the option to visit the stunning Mayflower Spa for a spa treatment followed by drinks in their relaxation rooms, to visit local distillery The Gin Kitchen for a gin tasting session, enjoy the glorious heated outdoor pool and luxurious poolside lounging at The Burford Bridge Hotel itself or make the most of the Surrey Hills by cycling or walking beautiful Box Hill.

The Agenda

Thursday 12th June

Arrive at The Burford Bridge Hotel

10am Coffee and danishes in the Garden Room

10.30am Conference in the Garden Room

12.30pm Lunch at The Emlyn Restaurant

1.30pm Conference in the Garden Room

4pm Chosen relaxation activity in Dorking

6pm Champagne reception at The Burford Bar

7.30pm Three course dinner and presentation of the ‘Earwig School of the Year Award 2024’

Overnight stay at The Burford Bridge Hotel

Friday 13th June

Breakfast available from 7am

10am Conference in the Garden Room

1pm Lunch at The Emlyn Restaurant

2pm Home time

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What people had to say about previous conferences

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for literally hosting the best conference I’ve ever been to (and I have been to a lot).
Ellie Capas
QE2 School
It was just great – there were some really interesting discussions and expertise in the group.
Maurice George
Brookfields School
Such a brilliant event combining both work and pleasure.
Kiriaki Gkini
Ickburgh School
Just a fantastic day – it was so good to meet other special schools and share ideas about Earwig.
Rachael Eggar
Step by Step School
Was great to meet everyone yesterday. Some really interesting discussions and expertise in the group. Really purposeful day.
Anthony Carlo
St John’s School
It was, as Tina Turner famously sang – simply the best. The Earwig hospitality sets the standard for looking after their schools.
Jody Tranter
Snowflake School

Earwig ambassador’s conference booking form

We’re so pleased that you would like to join us at the
Dorking National Conference - next year
To book your place, just fill in these details and we’ll get you on the VIP list.

Your school

Delegate 1  (Required)

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Delegate 2  (Optional – but it’s even more fun with two)

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We’ll invoice the school for you. So let the office know to expect the bill.
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