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13th Festival of Education at Wellington College

The 13th Festival of Education took place on the 6-7 July  at Wellington College in Reading. Across two days, thousands of educators attended a huge array of educational based sessions and workshops delivered by over 400 speakers.


At the heart of the Festival is an understanding that learning should be inspiring, engaging and fun. The Festival is no ordinary education conference. From challenging debates to expert orators, and renowned headliners to unexpected new connections, the Festival of Education is an event where those who inspire find their own inspiration.

This year the Education Team at ATC Trust took part in sessions relating to social justice, oracy, coaching, AI, Trust leadership, great teaching and much more. We made some valuable connections with colleagues from across the country and ideas and links were born which we hope will lead to better experiences and deeper thinking of the staff and students within our own Trust. 

What resonated for us…

Dan Marrow CEO of Dartmoor Multi-academy Trust, talks about the tensions between Social Mobility and Social Justice and explored the radical renaming of the “disadvantaged” to the “underserved”

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