School Leaders and Advisors Conference : Sustainable and Compassionate Education

February 22, 2024
School and College Engagement Team, Canterbury Christ Church University

The Kent Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road
Canterbury CT1 3NZ
United Kingdom

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CCCU is running a joint School Leaders and Advisors conference 22nd February. The conference theme of “Sustainable and Compassionate Education” is developed from the University’s Vision 2030 and invites attendees to consider the role of education in transforming individuals, creating knowledge and enriching communities to build sustainable futures.

The conference will run as two strands although the concluding keynote, networking opportunities and marketplace will be shared. The first strand focuses on educational leadership, suitable for middle, senior and executive leaders, and examines questions of leadership, coaching, pedagogy and being a research-engaged school. The second strand focuses on HE progression, suitable for careers advisors, heads of sixth form and student support, and examines changes in UCAS, supporting care-experienced and under-represented groups to progress to university, and supporting employability and progression.

Keynote Speakers:

·         Why would anyone follow you? The rules of followship: Chris Hallam, CH Coaching Solutions & Behavioural Psychologist

·         UCAS Hub for Pe-16 and clearing for 2023: Speaker TBC, UCAS

Short Sessions:

·  Compassionate Pedagogy or why you’re right to keep staff and student wellbeing at the heart of education: Claire Loffman, CCCU

·   Supporting care experienced & vulnerable students to access HE: Georgina Hamilton-Hopkins & Dana Harvey, CCCU

·  Creating a research- engaged school for staff and student Success: Michelle Lawson, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

·  Coaching and Critical friendship: Ian Durrant, CCCU

Panel Discussions (confirmed Panellists only):

Building Employability skills and networks: Supporting students to succeed

o   Megan Mawson [Chair]

o   Sian Robson, Careers Advisor, Careers & Enterprise, CCCU

o   Anne Chant, Assistant Director of Centre for Careers and Personal Development & Head of Education Studies, CCCU

o   Anita Pattani, Operations Manager, Education Development Trust

Working in Partnership to support progression: How to get the most for your setting

o   Cath Bartlett [Chair]

o   Paula Kennedy, CEO Inspiration for All

o   Lauren Rabbatts, Head of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, CCCU

o   Gavin Delf, KMPF hub manager

o   Christina Astin, Education Consultant, Astin Consulting

Building a sustainable future for education

o   Stefan Colley [Chair]

o   Paula Kennedy, CEO Inspiration for All

o   Michelle Lawson, Headteacher Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Endeavour MAT

o   Silja Litvin, CEO & Cofounder of Equoo & Clinical Psychologist

o   Zulfi Ali, Senior Lecturer School of Humanities & Educational Studies, CCCU

o   Ross Anderson, UK Services Director, Education Development Trust

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February 16, 2024, 7:00pm EET

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