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From - 01 May 2018 11:00 to 03 May 2018 10:00

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The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) Annual Conference theme for 2018 is ‘Transforming Communities’. Taking place in Brighton from 1–3 May, the conference is a unique opportunity for Heads from all types of school, state boarding and independent, prep and senior, single-sex and co-educational to come together united with a single purpose: to support each other’s endeavours in boarding education and to understand each other’s needs.


Speakers include:

  • Reverend Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of the Inspire Project, launching 2018, a peace project for children and schools of all sectors, faiths and backgrounds to mark the end of the Great War
  • Leading futurist and senior associate from the Innovation Unit, David Price OBE
  • A sector update from Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, ISC
  • Online bullying expert, Lauren Seager-Smith, CEO, Kidscape
  • Ian Davenport, CEO, RNCF / Springboard and Patrick Derham, Headmaster of Westminster School will lead a session on the contribution our sector makes towards vulnerable children
  • Kate Richards, Chief Inspector, ISI will provide an update on inspection changes
  • KPMG’s Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, Lord Michael Hastings CBE, will lead a session on social responsibility
  • Vice Admiral Ben Key CBE, Commander of the Fleet, former boarder, boarding school governor and boarding parent, discussing leadership under pressure
  • And Dr Laura Henry, Director of Chinquapin Preparatory School, Texas, sharing the inspiring story of a boarding school for low-income students.
  • Awards dinner host, Bettany Hughes, English Historian, Author and Broadcaster

The annual dinner will take place in the magnificent British Airways i360 viewing tower, with the drinks reception in the 160m high observation platform overlooking the Brighton seafront. 



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