Anti Racism Conference

ACEN will be delivering our inaugural conference

“ANTI -RACIST EDUCATION – CHALLENGES, LESSONS AND SOLUTIONS”

21ST SEPTEMBER 2021
09:00 – 16:00
DULWICH COLLEGE, LONDON

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All profits from the conference will go towards supporting the ACEN 11+ Preparation School

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
Professor David Olusoga
Author/BBC/Manchester
David Olusoga - African Caribbean Education Network
Lord Simon Woolley
Cambridge/Operation Black Vote
Lord Simon Woolley Headshot - African Caribbean Education Network
Afua Hirsch
Author/BBC/SKY
Afua Hirsch Headshot - African Caribbean Education Network
Dr Joseph Spence
Dulwich College
Master Joseph Spence Headshot - African Caribbean Education Network
Allanna Gay
BameEd
Allana Gay Headshot - African Caribbean Education Network
Dr Nick Dennis
St. Francis College
African Caribbean Education Network - Nick Dennis
Dr Malcolm Cocks
St Paul’s
Dr Malcolm Cocks Headshot - African Caribbean Education Network
Claire Harvey
Schools Inclusion Alliance
Claire Harvey - African Caribbean Education Network
Please see a copy of our timetable, talk, and workshops below.
Start End Duration Item type Item Speakers
9.00 9.45 45 Open Arrival/ Registration (Tea/Coffee)
9:45 9:55 10 Welcome Address Why we exist, why we have created this event, what is the parent ask Directors

African Caribbean Education Network

9:55 10:10 15 Opening address A Headmasters perspective: A personal journey, lessons, creating a roadmap & the benefits Dr Joseph Spence

Dulwich College

10.10 10:45 35 Keynote Speech with Q&A’s Tackling this as a sector Alanna Gay

Vita et Pax Head & BameEd co-founder

10:45 11:05 20 Break (Tea/Coffee)
11.05 12:05 60 Panel Discussion with Q&A’s  

Anti-racism. A conversation for all – Chaired by Dr Malcolm Cocks

 

Dr Nick Dennis

St Francis’ College

Claire Harvey

Schools Inclusion Alliance

Judy Clements OBE
12:05 13:10 60 Workshops  

Teacher & Governor experiences including recruitment & retention

 

Dr Nick Dennis

St Francis’ College

Leah Morris

ACEN

Allana Gay

BameEd & Vita et Pax

Planning the anti-racism journey in your school & creating racially equitable educational environments Lola Béjidé

ACEN

Sue Mulholland

Dulwich College

Dr Malcolm Cox

St Paul’s

Student perspectives: Experience, outcomes, opportunities, issues and the value of curriculum diversification Damilola Adebayo

Shell/Dulwich College D&I Alliance Lead

Solomon Rose

Amos Bursary

13:10 13:55 45 Lunch
13:55 14:55 1:00 Workshops Cultural humility – helping schools go beyond unconscious bias training. From colour blindness to colour consciousness. Dr Shola Apena Rogers

ACEN

Dr Malcolm Cox

St Paul’s

The importance of safe spaces and representation in counselling Nathalie Whittington

Dulwich College

Jo Ray

Dulwich College

Racial literacy – The Issue with ‘BAME’ – How to talk about race Sue Mulholland

Dulwich College

Kemi Williams

Dulwich College

Ben Mearheart

The Black Curriculum

15:00 15:20 20 Guest Speaker The ‘value’ of true diversity. Structural inequality and opportunity to shape the approach of tomorrow’s leaders and society. Lord Simon Woolley
15:20 16:05 45 Closing Keynote Speech with Q&A The value of teaching history in its entirety Professor David Olusoga
16:05 16:10 5 Close ACEN thank you, more information, etc. ACEN
16:10 16:30 20 Optional networking

 

Subject to minor revision. Last published 12/09/2021

IN ATTENDANCE

Highgate
St Paul’s Girls
Winchester College
JAGS
Westminster School
Wallington Grammar School 
Alleyn’s
Caterham School
The Hall School
Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls
Channing School
City of London School for Girls
Bancroft’s School
St Olave’s Grammar School
Eton College
Haberdashers Askes School for Boys
Bexley Grammar School
St Paul’s School for Boys
Old Palace of John Whitgift
Wimbledon High School
Sevenoaks School
Trinity School
Lady Eleanor Holles
Eltham College
Trinity School
Lady Eleanor Holles
Eltham College
Emanuel
Nonsuch 
Woldingham
Sutton Grammar School
Christ’s Hospital
Cheltenham Ladies College
Ibstock Place School
Epsom College
Dulwich Prep London
Colfe’s School
Blackheath High School
Oakfield School
Bristol Grammar School
Glendower Prep
Bishop’s Storford College
Berkhamsted School 
Forest School
Hornsby House School
Bedford Girls School 
Gravesend Grammar School
Southend High School for Boys
Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital 
Newport Girls
St George’s Weybridge
Saint Nicholas School
Trevelyan School
St Swithun’s Winchester