Parent Summit

Please join us for our parent summit

Demystifying Spaces & Admissions in Independents, Grammars, and Universities

Saturday 2nd April 2022
10:00 – 17:20

The event is aimed at parents already attending or wishing to access these spaces. 
Please see the full timetable below.
The summit sessions will be delivered by schools and universities themselves, and expert speakers and facilitators in their respective fields. The virtual event will include breakout sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and Q&A’s making it a fully interactive experience.
Throughout the summit, parents will have the opportunity to:
– Learn about the admissions process for independent and grammar schools and receive tips on entrance exam preparation
– Discover how you can secure scholarships and bursaries at leading private schools
– Get insights into the experiences of black children and families in independent education
– Seek help with dispute resolution and advocating effectively for your child
– Learn about the range of entitlements available for special education needs and how to best access them
– Receive guidance on accessing Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities
Thank you to our speakers and event supporters
Dulwich Logo- The African Caribbean Education Network
African Caribbean Education Netwrok - Anti Racism Conference Attendees -Wimbledon High School for Girls
African Caribbean Education Network - The Latymer School
Paideia- The African Caribbean Education Network
Durham University - The African Caribbean Education Network
Cambridge university - The African Caribbean Education Network
Logo - Nadine Drummond (1)
UCAS - The African Caribbean Education Network


Tutu Akinyede
Technis Academy
I run, with the help of an excellent team, a tutoring school that provides virtual tuition for almost 2000 children aged 2 to 18. We provide quality learning experience outside of the school environment. I am a qualified Maths teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience and I am a registered OFSTED childcare provider.
I am passionate about working with young children to give them structure and to help mould them into well rounded responsible adults. 
I have a BEng in Software Engineering, MEng in Engineering Management, PostGraduate degree in Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in school management.
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Isabelle Waring
Isabelle is an education consultant with over 10 years’ experience helping students gain entry to the best independent schools in the country. 100% of Isabelle’s students achieve at least one of their top three schools, and 95% achieve all three.
Isabelle is a member of British Mensa and studied French and Philosophy at university – including a year studying Metaphysics at the Sorbonne, Paris – before going on to be called to the Bar of England & Wales as a barrister. It wasn’t long before she was drawn to entrepreneurship, and set up Paideia in 2020 to provide a clear learning pathway to the exam; one that fits into family life with ease, is fun for children to use, and gets the results they need.
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Nadine Drummond
Brawta Communications
Nadine Drummond is an award-winning international journalist and TV News producer. She currently works for the U.N. as a communications and engagement specialist.
Nadine is also a co-founder of the Cambridge University African and Caribbean Alumni Society (CUACAS), established to connect and contribute to the development of current and future members. The mission being to invest in, educate and empower local and broader communities inspiring them to believe that Cambridge is a very real and viable option for people of African and Caribbean heritage. Nadine earned her Law degree from the University of Cambridge and her masters degree in Communications from the University of Miami.
Ann Marie Christian
International Safeguarding Consultant, Trainer, Author & Speaker
Ann Marie is a safeguarding tand a qualified social worker. She has worked for various local authorities on the front line, in management, as a local Safeguarding Children Board trainer, a LADO, a Safeguarding advisor to schools, a school improvement advisor, as a Designated Safeguarding Lead trainer, and Designated Safeguarding Lead coordinator. 
She is well known amongst her peers and is very passionate about keeping children safe and sharing her knowledge about child abuse and violence against women and children.
In 2003 she managed a Child Protection Team for a Local Authority and supported 75 local schools with child protection advice, training and consultancy. In 2010, she became an independent social worker and provided associate consultancy and training to various organisations including the NSPCC, Local Authorities, the ISI, Early Years Teams, Youth Justice Teams, The Boarding School Association, The Key for Leaders, Optimus Education, The Council of International Schools, AEGIS, IAPS, Charities, Faith organisations, The Premier League, Multi-Academy Trusts and more. She writes articles and has contributed to Head Teachers Update, SEN Magazine, and Nursery World. She has also written courses for Optimus, Educare, and the Key for Leaders.
Ann Marie raises the awareness of child abuse and promotes child protection internationally and over the last few years delivers training and keynotes in Dubai, Singapore, Monaco, Jamaica, Japan and Armenia.
She was’ Highly Commended’ and received an award at the Win Trade Awards 2019 for ‘Woman in the Public Sector’ and was nominated in 2018 & 2019 for the NSPCC Child Protection Trainer of the Year.
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Ama Collison
Millenial Psychology
Ama is an Educational and Child Psychologist, based in South West London. Educational Psychology practice supports children and young people aged 0-25 who are experiencing barriers to their learning and engagement in school life. These challenges can include a range of emotional and social difficulties and/or learning difficulties.
She completed a Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology at University College London (UCL) and has more than 15 years experience supporting children and young people with special educational needs, their families and educational professionals across early years, school, post 16 settings, alternative provisions, Looked After Children and also in the charity sector. She has been working as a local authority Educational Psychologist for more than 10 years and has more recently established her own private practice, working independently as an Educational and Child Psychologist in Millennial Psychology Ltd.
Ama believes passionately in promoting inclusive, anti-racist practice within the education sector and values being able to support children and families from a diverse range of backgrounds. She advocates that we should all have high expectations of all children and all children deserve access to good quality, inclusive educational provision. Her areas of special interest are school exclusion, anti-racist practice in educational settings, and supporting young people with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties, at an individual child level, as well as through group work and organisational change projects.
She is also a mother of three young and very energetic boys, which has reignited her interest in how we can
support the emotional attachment, development and learning of infants and pre-schoolers whilst also supporting parental wellbeing.
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