always possible is delighted to be working in partnership with the RSA and Whole Education to kick-off a Big Education Conversation about life-readiness.
You are welcome to join this unique education conference in Brighton on 22 November 2018.
Thank you to Greater Brighton MET for being our sponsor.
Thursday 22 November
3-6pm + drinks
Greater Brighton MET, Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA
BOOK FREE TICKETS
How can education and learning prepare us for a whole life – whatever that may be?
How can we shift the conversation from a focus on exam or work-readiness to one of ongoing life-readiness instead?
How can learning help prepare us, and our children, for the complexities of leading a fulfilled and resilient life in the 21st Century?
If you wish to discuss and deepen the debate on these questions and find productive ways forward, then join us for an afternoon full of big conversation and action. We welcome all those involved in education, learning and skills training: the formal and the informal, the practice and the theory.
There will be a chance to hear new ideas from inspiring speakers and to get involved in small focused group discussion exploring the themes raised. We use examples of innovation, good practice and creative thinking to help spark new thinking.
Special guest speakers and group facilitators include:
Professor Martin Doel CBE – Professor of FE & Skills, Institute of Education
Nick Corston – Founder, STEAMCo
Rosie Clayton – Associate Director of Cities of Learning, Royal Society of Arts
Mike Fairclough – Headmaster, West Rise Junior School & author, Playing with Fire: Embracing risk and danger in schools
Richard Freeman – CEO, always possible
Douglas Archibald – Director, Whole Education
Lucy Collins – Head of Adventures, Bee In The Woods forest school
Rachael Perrin – Co-Director, Soundcastle & Professor of Creative Enterprise, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Rebecca Tonks – Co-opted Governor, Oak Grove Community Special College
Charlotte Blant – CEO, Youthforce
David J Lilly – Programmes Co-ordinator, The Self-Managed Learning College
Declan Cassidy – CEO, Playingfield
Kirsti Cox – Principal, Kirsti Cox Wealth Management & Parent Governor, Stanford Infants School
Phil Dean – Careers & Business Partnerships Leader, Worthing High School
David Willett – Corporate Director, The Open University
Kate McAllister – Director, Rethinking Education & Co-Founder, Crisis Classroom
Tony Dillon – Former TV executive and lawyer; Enterprise Adviser and business coach
Alison Rendle – formerly Head of Education Improvement, East Sussex County Council and senior secondary schools leader
Peter Chivers – Director, Our Future City & Director, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts
There will be tables exploring:
Schools without walls: learning from the outside-in
Special missions: flexible education to meet all lives
Stabbing in the dark: teaching the skills for jobs that don’t yet exist
Living well: do we care enough about mental health?
The mission of learning: knowledge or know-how?
Hack to the future: the nuance of managing a digital life
Money talks: where and when do good financial habits get taught?
Massive enterprise: creating curious and entrepreneurial mindsets
The opportunity of Brexit?: workforces that are built, not bought
Developing effective learners: what happens when we focus on HOW we learn rather than WHAT to learn?
Motivation at work: can purpose in the workplace be developed in school?
Leading with confidence: risk vs compliance at senior levels
Brighton & Hove as a City of Learning