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National Conference 2023: Flourishing Together

Date: Friday 27th January 2023

Location: Union Chapel and St. Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington N7 8PG (nearest tube - Highbury & Islington)

Cost: £150 (+VAT) per delegate

Our 5th National Conference will take place on Friday 27th January 2023 and feature a fantastic range of keynote speakers, practical workshops, networking and collaboration.

Our opening session will take place at Union Chapel, one of London's most iconic music venues, before moving to the academy (5 minutes' walk) for our workshop programme. We will be joined by some fantastic speakers including:

The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP, Secretary of State for Education Lord Boateng, Chair of the Church of England’s Racial Justice Commission
Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England Mary Myatt, Author and Speaker
Sonia Thompson  Head Teacher and Director of St Matthew’s Research School, Alison Kriel  CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust
Dr Krish Kandiah, Chair of Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching
The Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York
 We will  also be joined by;
  • Paul Miller
  • Neil Gilbride
  • Serdar Ferit
  • Amjad Ali
  • Penny Rabiger
  • Ben Lindsay
  • Tom Brassington
  • Toby Greany
  • Steven Berryman
  • Krys McInnis
  • Anderson Jeremiah
  • Kathryn Morgan
  • Emma Turner
  • David Ford
  • Aimee Tinkler
  • Lehka Sharma

… and many more inspirational speakers to be announced in the coming weeks!

Featuring live music from:
  • iSingPOP schools from across the country
  • Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral and Choir Church schools from across London
  • Nick and Becky Drake – Worship for Everyone

Following the main gathering, delegates will walk from Union Chapel to St. Mary Magdalenes Academy for the themed stream sessions. Each stream will have three different sessions with a break for lunch. To close the day, there will be an open exhibition and time for networking.

Conference Schedule:

09:45 Doors Open at Union Chapel
10:15-11:45 Main Gathering
11:45-12:10 Walk to St. Mary Magdalene’s Academy for Sessions, Coffee and Refreshments
12:10-12:50 Workshop Streams Session A (eight thematic choices)
12:50-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:10 Workshop Streams Session B (eight thematic choices)
14:10-14:50 Workshop Streams Session C eight thematic choices)
14:50-15:30 Workshop Streams Session D eight thematic choices)
15:30-16:00 Closing Gathering

Spaces are limited, so early booking is encouraged.

We look forward to welcoming you on 27th January 2023.