Schooling in the 21st Century: The Key to Success

Posted on 15 September 2010

Keele University’s Centre for Successful Schools is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a day conference entitled “Schooling in the 21st Century: The Key to Success”.

The event, addressing current and future issues relating to educational change and improvement, will take place on Tuesday, September 21, in the Chancellor’s Building at Keele University.

Keynote speeches will be given by Professor Mel Ainscow (Professor of Education, University of Manchester), Sir William Atkinson (Headteacher, Phoenix High School), Sir Bruce Liddington (Director General of EACT), and Charles Leadbeater (independent author and advisor).

In addition, a range of seminar sessions will be given by eminent educationalists, including Barbara Cole (London Institute of Education), Andy Connell (Director of PGCE, Keele University), Kenneth Durham (Head of University College School, London), Ian Parry (Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Staffordshire County Council), Earl Richards and Sue Wedgwood (Walsall Children’s Services/SERCO).

For further details of the conference or to register, please contact Melanie Broad on 01782 733579 or or go to  The conference rate of £90 includes lunch and refreshments.