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Flourishing Leaders, Flourishing Schools

National Conference 2025

We warmly welcome you to join the Church of England Education Office at the 7th Annual National Conference 2025: ‘Flourishing Leaders, Flourishing Schools’ on Wednesday 22nd January 2025 at Hackney Church in London.

The event will take place on 22nd January 2025 at St. John's Hackney Church, London from 10:15am-3:30pm.

Date: Wednesday 22nd January 

Location: Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD 

Time: Doors Open at 9:45 am for the Main Gathering at 10:15am. The Closing Gathering begins at 3:00pm with the conference ending by 3:30pm. 

Our 2025 conference will be focusing on transformational, vision-based leadership approaches as we launch a wide range of new leadership development opportunities for the sector – all focused on ‘Flourishing Leaders’. Along with a range of practical leadership workshops, we’re delighted to be hearing from incredible keynote speakers:

  • Sonia Thompson
  • Leora Cruddas
  • Sir Hamid Patel
  • Mary Myatt
  • Sufian Sadiq
  • Dr Haili Hughes

Additionally, there will be an inspirational combination of pupil leaders, music, dance, worship, networking and the gathering of our ever-growing national movement of leaders committed to leading towards a flourishing school system.

To register and purchase tickets, please click here

General Admission tickets are £250 per ticket inc VAT. There is a group discount of 10 tickets for the price of 9.

Sonia Thompson, Headteacher

St Matthew's C.E Primary School

Leora Cruddas CBE, founding Chief Executive

Confederation of School Trusts

Sir Hamid Patel, Chief Executive

Star Academies

Mary Myatt

Advisor, Writer & Speaker

Sufian Sudiq, Director of Teaching School 

Chiltern Learning Trust 

Dr Haili Hughes, Director of Education

IRIS Connect

Further Information:

If you are planning to use public transport, Hackney Church is close to Hackney Central Overground Station, a short journey from Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line) on the London Overground.

By registering to attend the National Conference, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined here Terms and Conditions - National Conference 2025. Please note, that random baggage checks by venue security will be in effect for safety reasons.

If you have any queries or require further information, please contact Kalyn Mallard, Events Manager, at

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