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What's in store for our attendees?

09.30               
Registration & Tea/Coffee

10.00               
Welcome from our Chair, Adam Lubbock

10.15               
Key Note Speaker: Jeffrey Boakye, Author, Broadcaster & Educator 
Treating Racism as a Safeguarding Concern  

11.15                 
Networking Break with Tea/Coffee

12.00               
British Council, International Student Update

12.30               
Lunch

13.30               
Sarah Smith, Head of Education and Partnerships, Breck Foundation 
Online Safety, including Breck’s Story 

14.30               
Break

14.45               
Panel 22 – National Minimum Standard 22 Educational Guardians

15.30 Close of Conference

Jeffrey Boakye - Keynote Speaker
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Author, Broadcaster, Educator

Treating Racism as a Safeguarding Concern

Jeffrey has a particular interest in issues surrounding race, masculinity, education and popular culture. Jeffrey taught English to 11 to 18 year olds for 15 years and now provides training for schools, universities and businesses.

Racism is something that needs to be seen and acknowledged before it is understood. And once understood, it can be tackled.

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Sarah Smith
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Head of Education, Breck Foundation

Online Safety

Sarah leads the development of the Foundation’s educational output, expanding the range of online safety talks to include current threats such as radicalisation, fake news and sextortion.

Breck Foundation was founded in 2014 in response to the tragic loss of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy who was groomed and murdered by an online predator.

 

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British Council Representative
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British Council

International Student Update

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

Department for Education Representative
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Independent Education Unit Territorial and Policy Team

A representative from the DfE department which has oversight of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools will give a background to the standards and rationale behind Standard 22.

Val Barnes MEd, MBA, FRSA
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Founder, QEG

Val founded QEG in 2016, an independent body which specialises in providing authoritative advice and guidance on all aspects of international student provision.

Through QEG, Val is committed to ensuring that international students receive the highest standards of care, support and guidance from schools, colleges and universities, working collaboratively with educational guardians.

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Martin Ayres HMI
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Consultant and Adviser, QEG

Martin Ayres has substantial experience in child protection and safeguarding, including as the Head of Local Authority Children’s Services, Senior Consultant to the Department of Health, as HMI and Head of Inspection for ISI.

He has been working with Val as part of QEG with a clear focus on strengthening Child Protection arrangements in Boarding Provision.

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Delegate Fees

AEGIS Member: £220 plus VAT

Non-Member: £300 plus VAT

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