The UK’s First National Flexischooling Conference


SC Education is an organisation that provides a range of programmes, training and support services to help people better understand and adopt progressive learning practices, such as flexischooling and home education. Here is further general information from the two main different perspectives:

The UK’s First National Flexischooling Conference is being held on 2nd November 2012 at the Britannia Hotel, Coventry. Book your place here

If you’re a head teacher, governor, or someone with a vested interest in education, it is worth investing some time learning about how flexischooling can work for you, your students and your teachers. This conference carries an open invitation to be introduced to or learn more about the subject of flexischooling, its benefits, implementation and challenges.

Delegates will hear from some of the UK’s top educators who have experience of flexischooling from both a practical and pedagogical viewpoint. Sessions will cover a range of issues on the subject of flexischooling, including:

  • What is flexischooling and what is a good model?
  • Examples of flexischooling in action.
  • Benefits and challenges of flexischooling

This is an unmissable event, and the following speakers list represents an unprecedented level of experience and expertise:

Dr Paul Kelley
Best known for his innovative headship of Monkseaton High School in the North East, Paul has worked with BBC,
European Union, OECD, UK government and others to create, test and share better educational solutions. More…

Graham Stuart MP
Graham has been active as MP for Beverley and Holderness since 2005. He is passionate about education and joined the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee in 2007. Following the General Election in 2010, he we elected as Chairman of the Education Committee. More…

Peter Humphreys
Chair of the Centre for Personalised Education, Peter has many years experience as a primary headteacher. He has since worked extensively as an educational consultant and currently works with the Birmingham City University on their teacher training programme. More…

Dan Buckley
Fellow of Education Impact, Dan is also winner of the BECTA Secondary Leadership award and the UK National Teacher of the Year award for Innovation and Creativity. He  has considerable experience of innovation in learning and teaching. In his current capacity as Director of Research and Development at Cambridge Education he has developed the PbyP (Personalisation by Pieces) framework. More…

Alison Sauer
Alison is an elective home educating mother and director of SC Education – the company responsible for bringing you the Flexible Futures conference. She works extensively with local authorities and is currently liaising with the DFE to promote flexischooling as a recognised and credible system.

Lord Lucas – Chair of discussion panel
Lord Lucas has been in the House of Lords since 1992 and has edited The Good Schools Guide for many years. As someone passionate about education, he often comments and debates on government education policy.

Janette Mountford-Lees
Janette is headteacher of Hollingsclough School in North Staffordshire and has seen major improvements since introducing the flexischooling programme. Her implementation of the system has drawn wide media coverage and she is one of its most ardent supporters.

Fatima D’Oyen
Fatima is the principal of the Manara Academy in Leicester – a Montessori-inspired Islamic school with a flexischool programme. She is widely experienced in the area of holistic education and is a founding trustee of The Quest Foundation for Learning.

Simon East
Simon is headteacher of Erpingham Primary School in Norfolk and has made great strides while presiding over their flexischooling programme. School roll has increased and the school has gained a solid reputation among flexischool parents across the region. More…

  • Click here to register for the event.
  • Download a PDF copy of the conference leaflet.
  • Download a PDF copy of the provisional conference schedule.
  • Click here for our flexischooling page.