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Equity, diversity and inclusion conference (INDEX): Identity, belonging and connectedness, 28.09.21

28 September 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

28 September @ 9.00am – 4.30pm

Course Outline

The tumultuous events of the past 18 months continue to resonate across the world. Many schools have prioritised focusing on the complex issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and are moving forward with this work. Our second INDEX (inclusion and diversity excellence) conference will focus on the themes of identity, belonging and connectedness, which currently run as a ‘golden thread’ through much of this work. Our programme of knowledgeable speakers, with expertise across a range of EDI areas, will challenge our thinking as they explore EDI issues through the lens of identity, belonging and connectedness. This conference is fully inclusive and entirely suitable for any member of staff but will be particularly useful for staff in leadership roles.

Chaired by Irfan Latif: Conference Chair and Principal, DLD College London

Topics include:

  • Exploring the importance of identity
  • Understanding how a sense of belonging and connectedness can achieve better outcome
  • Looking outwards to industry, the public and third sectors; from values to action

Speakers confirmed:

  • Robin Fletcher, CEO, BSA and BSA Group
  • Ammy Davies-Potter, Director of Guardianship and Inclusion, BSA Group
  • Irfan Latif, Conference Chair and Principal, DLD College London
  • Rebecca Tear, BSA Chair 2021 and Headmistress, Badminton School
  • Andrew Rattue, BAISIS Chair 2021 and Principal, St Clare’s Oxford
  • Nick Wergan, Global Education Director, Inspired Education
  • Gavin Horgan, Head, Millfield School
  • Dr Helen Wright, International Education Advisor and Leadership Coach, Global Thought Leadership
  • Fintan O’Regan, Behaviour and Learning Specialist
  • Dr Emma Loveridge, Director, Rafan House
  • Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director, SOAS World Languages Institute
  • Jane Barron, Director of Training and Consulting, Safe Passage Across Networks
  • Professor Abigail Harrison Moore, Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, University of Leeds
  • Dr Jill Berry, Leadership Development Consultant
  • April Bowman, Change Strategist, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant
  • McKenzie Cerri, Co-founder, Graydin
  • Valérie Besanceney, COO and Trainer, Safe Passage Across Networks and Author
  • Tabitha Cave, Partner, VWV
  • Dr Liza Talusan, Scholar-Practitioner and Strategic Partner, LT Coaching and Consulting
  • Ann Marie Christian, International Safeguarding Consultant
  • Sam Mabbott, Chief Officer, Citizens Advice, HART
  • Mark Johns, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, NE Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


  • Suitable for any member of staff / particularly useful for staff in leadership roles


  • Full Member – £185
  • Additional Full Member £95
  • Affiliate Member – £280
  • Additional Affiliate Member – £120
  • Non-member – £370
  • Full Member Whole School Fee – £400



28 September 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


The Boarding School’s Association
+44 (0) 20 7798 1580
View Organiser Website


Virtual – Zoom
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