ACE Annual Conference 2022

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be jointly hosted by King’s High School and Warwick School. 

The ACE Annual Conference is designed to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners in character education and provides delegates with a blend of keynote presentations, workshops and networking opportunities.

Scroll down to find out more about this year’s event and sign up to attend.

Venue Address: Banbury Road, Warwick, CV34 6YE

Keynote Speakers

Prof. James Arthur

Professor James Arthur OBE is Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham. James established the Jubilee Centre with Dr. Jack Templeton, previously President of the John Templeton Foundation, and the Centre has grown in size, scope, and impact since its launch at the House of Lords in May 2012.

James was Head of the School of Education at the University of Birmingham 2010-2015 and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor 2015-2019. He was previously Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies for ten years.

He has written widely on the relationship between theory and practice in education, particularly the links between character, virtues, citizenship, religion and education. James continues to chair the national Society for Educational Studies and has served on many government educational committees as well as the Step Up to Serve Advisory Council chaired by HRH the Prince of Wales (2013-2020).


Each year, we include a range of practitioner-led workshops delivered exclusively by Kitemark schools and organisations. This year’s workshops will include:

Teaching Character in Years 7-9: implementation and impact of our Re-Map Curriculum  I  Steyning Grammar School, West Sussex

A Cornerstone of Character Education: Cultivating a Culture of Empathy in Your School  I  Role Models

Future Pathways & Careers: Empowering Pupils from Primary to Post-16 Through Character  I  Derby College, Derbyshire

Planned Happenstance: Maximising Opportunities for Character ‘Caught’ I  Morpeth First School, Northumberland

Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing Through a Whole School Character Development Strategy  I  Amazing People Schools

School/Organisation ACE Member

Individual ACE Member


The ACE Annual Conference is a members only event, ACE Schools and Organisations can claim up to 3 places, individual members have a single place available.