Anti Racism Conference

ACEN in conjunction with Dulwich College will be delivering our inaugural conference

“Anti-Racist Education – Challenges, Lessons, and Solutions” 

21st September 2021
Dulwich College, London

With a line-up of expert speakers and facilitators, this conference is targeted towards headteachers, senior leaders, safeguarding, and D&I staff members from the independent and grammar sectors.
The conference will address:
1. The progress made by schools seeking to become anti-racist
2. The ways in which schools can continue to address structural inequalities
3. Further clarity and understanding of the many D&I challenges
4. The experiences of the black child, parent, teachers, and support staff in independent education


Please see a copy of our timetable, talk, and workshops below.
Start Duration Item type Item
9.00 45 Open Arrival/ Registration (Tea/Coffee)
9:45 10 Welcome Address Why we exist, why we have created this event, what is the parent ask
9:55 20 Keynote Speech A Headmaster’s perspective:  A personal journey, lessons, creating a roadmap and the benefits
10.15 60 PanelDiscussion/Q&A Anti-racism. A conversation for all
11:15 20 Break – With refreshments
11:35 1:05 Workshops Teacher & governor experiences including recruitment & retention.
Planning the anti-racism journey in your school & creating racially equitable educational environments
Student perspectives: Experiences, outcomes, opportunities, issues and the value of curriculum diversification
12:40 45 Lunch & Exhibitor stands
13:25 20 Guest Speaker The importance of teaching history in its entirety
13:45 1:05 Workshops Cultural humility | Difficult conversations | The Issue with ‘BAME’ | From colour blindness to colour consciousness | Racial literacy
The importance of safe spaces and representation in counselling
Understanding and depoliticising critical race theory
15:00 20 Guest Speaker Structural inequality and the opportunity to shape the approach of tomorrow’s leaders and society | The ‘value’ of true diversity.
15:20 20 Closing Keynote Speech with Q&A’s Tackling this as a sector
15:40 5 Close ACEN close

Subject to minor revision. Last published 15/06/2021