ACE Annual Conference (South) – Event Information 

We are delighted to announce that the first of two ACE Annual Conferences 2023 will be hosted by Reading School in Berkshire.

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.

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Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce that Neil Moir (CEO of Alumnis MAT) will be presenting a keynote at this year’s conference. Neil is heading up a think tank involving leaders from the UK’s leading Character Schools and the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, to develop an innovative people strategy with character at its heart. Neil will be accompanied by Lyndsey Bolton to share the importance of focusing on the development of the character of staff and how Alumnis Trust has developed a groundbreaking model for achieving this.
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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 Reading conference.

Flourishing for All: Developing a Strong and Sustainable Whole-School Approach to Character Education | Reading School, Berkshire

Crystal-clear ambition: Examining the impact of a whole school, virtues-led approach to character development in securing an ‘outstanding’ OFSTED judgement | Elvetham Heath Primary School, Hampshire

Character Caught: Developing Character Through Student Leadership Opportunities | Aylesbury Grammar School, Buckinghamshire

Register to Attend 

Reading School - Friday 3 November