HeadSpace Annual Conference

15 June 2022|10am – 3.30pm|Church Mission Society, Watlington Rd, Oxford OX4 6BZ

Challenging Inequality and Injustice

in our School Communities


After two years of lockdowns and remote working, our annual headteachers’ conference is back!

This is a wonderful opportunity for headteachers across the Diocese to finally meet together, share good practice and discuss how we can all support our school communities to flourish.

Continuing our focus on challenging inequality and injustice in schools, we are welcoming guests including Rev Richard Coles, Andy Wolfe and Rev Polly Falconer.

The conference will provide the time and opportunity to consider how you develop your ethical leadership and encourage all members of your school community to be effective agents of change and courageous advocates who challenge injustice and inequality.

We are delighted to welcome our three keynote speakers:

Revd Richard Coles: musician, journalist and Church of England priest. Richard presents Saturday Live, with over two million listeners, on BBC Radio 4 and regularly appears as a celebrity panellist on BBC TV shows such as Have I Got News For You and QI. As a high-profile openly gay priest, Richard regularly addresses audiences around the themes of LGBT, Diversity and Inclusion. He tells his unique life story of going from 80s pop star to broadcaster and priest.

Andy Wolfe: Deputy Chief Education Officer (Leadership Development) for the Church of England. Andy was part of the group that wrote the Church of England Vision for Education – Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good and now oversees nationally the programmes, networks and research of the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. He also oversees the Church of England’s ‘Growing Faith’ national work in relation to schools, churches and households, and the SIAMS national inspection framework for the 4674 Church of England schools.

Revd Polly Falconer: UKME Development Enabler for Diocese of Oxford. Polly is in her second year of curacy and has worked for the Diocese of Oxford since 2020. Her background is in social justice, particularly for those whose lives are affected by mental health challenges, and inequality in health & social care. Polly has won Radio Academy Awards for projects with the BBC on social justice issues including ‘Handle With Care’ and ‘Warning, May Contain Nuts’. She enjoys spending her leisure time with family and friends, who Polly describes as her heartbeat.

Schools in S4S: £145/non S4S: £180

BOOK HERE Early booking advisable as places are limited.

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