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Academic Conference: Maximising Pupils' Potential

29 May 2024
Written by Megan Aubrey
United Kingdom
Reunions & Events

Join us on Thursday 13 June for an exciting one-day Academic Conference focusing on Maximising Pupils' Potential held at Downe House's campus in Cold Ash, Berkshire. 

It’s set to be an incredibly interesting and thought-provoking day, with a great line-up of speakers and topics, including our keynote speakers AMANDA SPIELMAN, HM Chief Inspector at Ofsted (2017-2023), and the Principal of Gordonstoun, LISA KERR. They will also be joined by JANE BOARDMAN OBE, creative strategist and brand communications consultant and former CEO of M&C Saatchi Talk with three decades of experience providing counsel to boards and C-suites of the world’s largest consumer brands.

The event will also feature breakout groups led by the following senior figures from education and business. The common theme is how we can prepare young people to fulfil their potential in the rapidly evolving, modern world beyond school and university: 

WILL GOLDSMITH – Head of Bedales
Challenging the Paradigm: Reforming the Secondary Curriculum in the UK  

DAISY CHRISTODOULOU – Director of Education at No More Marking
Will Technology Transform Education?  

Prof. CASSIE WILSON – Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience) at University of Bath Ensuring Students Thrive at University and Beyond  

JONATHAN MITCHELL Deputy Director of Future Skills and Innovation at ifATE
Discovering Degree Apprenticeships

CHLOE COMBI Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Futurist, Research
Understanding the Mindset of the Next Generation  


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Heads, Deputies and CEOs, Governors, Curriculum Leaders, Heads of Sixth Form, Heads of Careers and Teachers

The Conference will be of great interest to anyone involved or interested in education, and to employers who wish to learn more about the mindset of the next generation, as well as the challenges and opportunities that they face. 

There will be excellent networking opportunities, too – all with the usual outstanding Downe House hospitality. Anyone wishing to book a place should do so via this Eventbrite booking site. 


Don’t miss out: Book your tickets here today!


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