Star head is VIP guest at top city conference

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Star headteacher Jonny Mitchell – whose school was featured in hit TV series Educating Yorkshire – is to deliver the keynote speech at a major Sheffield conference.

The head of Dewsbury’s Thornhill Community Academy will be at the Children’s Media Conference which opens on Wednesday, July 2.

The event, in its eleventh year, will host producers, creators and distributors of content for children across all media.

Another key speaker, on July 3, will be Waterstones Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman.