ACE Annual Conference (Midlands) – Event Information 

We are delighted to announce that the second of the ACE Annual Conferences 2023 will be hosted by George Salter Academy in West Bromwich.

The aim of the conference is to connect you with some of the UK’s most prominent thought leadership and transformative practices in character education.

Each conference will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities and practitioner-led workshops exclusively delivered by Quality Mark and Quality Mark Plus schools and organisations.

Scroll down for more information about this year’s event and to book your place.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Peterson  will be presenting a keynote at our conference on 24 November. Professor Peterson will share insights into his pioneering research into character and civic virtues within schools.
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ACE members can claim 3 FREE places. Scroll down to book your place(s).


Each year the ACE Annual Conference features a selection of practitioner-led workshops delivered exclusively by Quality Mark and Quality Mark Plus schools and organisations. Scroll down to find out more about the workshops confirmed for the midlands conference.

Bringing Character to Life: A research-informed approach to embedding character as a golden thread that runs through all aspects of school life | Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby Bridge

The Wiseman Way: creating a culture of aspiration, reflection and virtue | Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Becoming a Primary School of Character: Securing staff buy-in and tailoring your approach to meet the needs of your school community | Lakey Lane Primary School, Birmingham

Register to Attend 

George Salter Academy - Friday 24 November