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ASCL Annual Conference 2023

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Event Details

Starts on:10/03/2023 09:00 AM
Ends on:11/03/2023 05:00 PM
Location:Birmingham, UK


This two day in-person CPD event is for all senior and aspiring school, college and trust leaders. The theme of the Annual Conference for 2023 is Empowering Leadership.

Through a fantastic programme of keynote speakers, practical workshops and unique networking opportunities, we will explore and champion the value of empowering each other, our teams and the children and young people that we work with.

With the wide ranging and far-reaching issues facing education leadership and our wider society, it is more important than ever that we have the opportunity to come together, to collaborate in developing solutions, and most importantly, advocate for and strengthen the confidence of, our colleagues and communities.

During the conference delegates will hear from inspirational leaders from education and other sectors, sharing examples of how they have been empowered and of the work that they do to empower others.

Keynote speakers include:
• Jay Blades MBE, Presenter, Designer and Charity Founder
• Baroness Sue Campbell DBE, Director of Women’s Football at The FA
• Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet, novelist, playwright, actor and musician
• Shaparak Khorsandi, Comedian and Inclusion Speaker
• Brent Frey, Director Education Leadership (Retired), Apple Inc.
• Martin Tierney, Leadership speaker and Director, Seating Matters
• Evelyn Forde MBE, ASCL President 2022-23 and Headteacher, Copthall School
• Amanda Spielman, HMCI Ofsted
• Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
• Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
• Caroline Lowing, Head of School, Test Valley School and ASCL Council Member
• Phoebe L Hanson, Climate and youth empowerment advocate
• Tumi Ogundamisi, Oxford University student and mental health researcher, States of Mind
• Yumna Hussen, Student advocate and campaigner, Youth MP for Birmingham and Youth Leader, BiteBack 2030.

There will also be the opportunity to listen to the latest messages from policy makers.


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