After the launch in 2016, the annual Learning to Shape Birmingham Conference is returning this Autumn term.
The Conference has always had the mission of bringing our community of Birmingham schools together. We are delighted that we are able to do that in person again this year. It is essential that we continue to connect to build strong, supportive and mutually beneficial local and city-wide partnerships, ensuring that no school is left isolated.
Shaping adversity into innovation
Post pandemic Britain is beset by a cost of living crisis and recession; the public sector is on its knees.
The privilege of our role as educators in these critical times is that we have influence, and we have choice. As individuals and as a collective, do we hunker down and cut our cloth, narrowing our horizons and our dreams…or, do we innovate, pressing forward courageously, even generously, and inspire others to follow?
This year’s conference aims to take leaders beyond the choice between optimism and pessimism, risk and caution. It seeks to uphold innovation in the face of adversity, to envision intelligent and positive ways of leading education through these challenging times.